Saturday, September 27, 2008

Buddy Walk 2008

Today was the 2008 Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome. Our team, Curley Crew, walked in honor of our daughter, Emmaline, and my neice, Kayla. The kids had fun playing with friends and although cool, the day turned out to be perfect for walking. Afterwards, we took everyone to LaRosa's for pizza. We want to thank our friends and family for joining us today to honor our littlest one. What a blessing Emmy is!

If you'd like to donate to this wonderful cause that helps Emmaline and others with Down syndrome, click HERE to go to Emmaline's secure donation page.

Family Photo

Jacob shows off his baby sis

Emmaline by her Walk of Achievement poster

Jacob and Papaw pulled Emmaline around the lake
At one point, Jacob said, "Emmy's got everything under control. And she's our team mascot!"

Uncle Andy helped hold one of Emmy's signs

Emmaline got a medal for finishing the walk

There were lots of Star Wars people and princesses walking around.
Here are Jacob and Ellie with some Storm Troopers.

Mimi and Emmy

Papaw Kevin and Gabrielle

Aunt Katie and Emmaline Kate

Yummy Pizza!

2 comments:

Ben, Michele, Claire & Anna said...

What a great walk and cause! I have a cousin with DS, so we feel so blessed to know and love her. She is the sweetest girl! My neighbor also has Down's. Ben has grown up with Kim (we live in the house Ben grew up in) and Claire adores Kim!

Emmy is just adorable and I loved meeting her in person at the park. I know she is an amazing blessing to you and your family!

Emily said...

Congrats Emmy on another Buddy Walk! Way to go, girl!

Re: your comment, yes, I'm really excited that I finally got the hang of using the sling. It's easier to carry around and more comfortable than the Bjorn (at least at this point, because he's so heavy). I was determined to make it work because of other moms I knew like you who loved them so much.