Saturday, September 25, 2010

3 Musketeers celebrate Step Up for Down Syndrome Style

What a day we had today celebrating Alayna, LC & Jace (& all our other chromosomally enhanced buddies) at the Step Up for Down Syndrome.

Big Sarah's Mickey & Minnie Mouse themed outfits were a huge success. Thank you again Big Sarah, we missed you and love you. People couldn't wait to get a glimpse and take pictures of the adorable threesome.

We were blessed with fantastic weather and over 90 family & friends who came out to share the day with us.

A little early morning debriefing as the threesome planned their day.

Riding in style

I think Alayna worked her way through the whole crowd of our team and started working on the other 6900 people that were at the walk to get in some snuggles.

Bounce houses, pony rides, rock climbing, food and games AND the WALK!

Here is us at the starting line up, and here is Alayna working a little more snuggle time in with Pop Pop.

LC was desperately trying to get Alayna to hit the Blue Bell ice cream truck with her. LC quickly gave up and ventured out on her own when Alayna told her she just couldn't keep up.

Heigele clan we love you and are so thankful God placed you in our lives, you are forever family.

Mid walk both girls were looking sleepy (Biggie thought ahead and took a morning nap) by the end of the walk it was lights out for both Alayna & LC!

Wow you kids know how to party!

We are grateful to all those that prayed for, supported us, donated to our team and came out and walked with us. Our lives have been greatly blessed through your support.
We hope you will join us again next year to Step UP for Down Syndrome!!!


Stephanie said...

THAT IS AWESOME!!! i was thinking about Miss Em wearing her yellow tutu to our Buddy Walk coming up next week and after seeing the girls in theirs we're going for it!

Looks like a perfect day, i wish we could have been there with you!

Heather said...

Incredible day for you all.So very cute Alayna was in her Tutu!

We have only been to one of our local Buddy Walks.Zoey was just 8 months old.Still fragile after her hard beginnings and heart surgery.We planned on the following year.Raised over 4 thousand dollars and then ... leukemia came knocking.Last year we opted out.Weather was bad.Something tells me we should give it another shot ...

Sara Bell said...

Looks like you had a great turn out! I want to get Lola involved in activities that benefit different charities around Little Rock. You are a great inspiration and Alayna has brought many different perspectives to my attention. Thank you for sharing all her accomplishments and all her joy! By the way the outfits are precious!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

so fun!!! love the mickey and minnie mouse outfits! :)

Tammy said...

So glad you were able to experience such an incredible day!

Tammy and Parker

Jenn said...

Looks like it was a fantastic day! One of these years we'll make the trek to join you. I LOVE the mouse outfits, too precious:)