Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Celebrate Being: Our Buddy Walk

We went to our local Buddy Walk on the weekend.

This was our second walk. We went last year when I was pregnant. It was a last minute thing last year as I was really nervous and not in the head space to go since I was having a very hard pregnancy with some complications. I thought that it would be too much for me last year, but it ended up being what I needed. Support and smiling faces. I fell in love with their name and idea of the Canadian Down Syndrome Campaign called " Celebrate Being".

This year it was also a very last minute thing because of Wysdom's g tube. We weren't sure if he was going to be up for it. As it turns out...he was up for it. So at the last minute we grabbed our stuff, my mom and sister and headed off for the walk. It was such a beautiful day. Although we didn't stay long, it was so nice to do the walk and feel like part of our local community. Since Wysdom has kept us busy we haven't connected that much with our local community as of yet. So it was nice to be able to go out and do just that. Here are a few pictures from the day.

As you can see, Wysdom is interested in his hands and not smiling for the camera.

It was so last minute that we ended up at the end of the walk.

This is Wysdom enjoying the fresh air.

This is my sister, mom, niece and Blyss just minutes before the walk.

Next year our goal is to be prepared, have more family members and maybe even do up some t-shirts.


Lacey said...

I had big plans to get a huge team with t-shirts for our Buddy Walk, and Jax ended up in the hospital and we had to miss it. Oh well. I'm planning the same big thing for next year, so I'll keep my fingers crossed he will be able to attend.

Tina said...

Firstly hope Wysdom is feeling better and it's not so painful anymore to clean the g tube area. I can imagine how heartbreaking it must be for you to have to listen to his pain.
It's so great that you could take part in the Buddy walk, I am sure next year you will be out there with the t-shirts etc. I look forward to seeing all the pictures. Gosh that just got me thinking about our kids next year this time, imagine what it will be like!! I'm excited :)

sheree said...

fun fun fun!! It looks like it was definitely a beautiful day!! So glad you were able to go for the second year in a row!!

Cheryl said...

So glad you were able to get out and enjoy the Buddy Walk.Sorry poor Wysdom has been having troubles with his gtube :(
Enjoyed the pics.Ruby loves to look at her hands too.

The Sanchez Family said...

So happy for you guys! So glad he felt up to it and he looks like he had some fun :)!

Kim Rees said...

Love the pic of Wysdom in the stroller! Just want to reach through the computer and pinch those cute little cheeks! Glad to hear that things are going better with the g-tube. I knew it would start to get better for him.

Mel said...

Looks like a lovely day and so glad you could all make it :)

Beverly said...

so happy that you got to go last year and this year! looks like a nice day for the walk!

Stephanie said...

Hey there, glad you were able to get the mepilex foam, I think you'll really like it. If you have any questions just let me know, we did this for so long that I have alot of wound care resources.
I'm happy to hear that he's feeling better.
God Bless, Steph.

Googsmom said...

{{{{HUGS WYSDOM}}}}}}

Michelle said...

wonderful pictures from your buddy walk!