Tuesday, September 30, 2008

DSSW Picinic

We had some fun getting out this past weekend. Friday night, we met with five other families in our town that have children with Down syndrome for a pizza dinner. We gathered in a church that had a big meeting room with a basketball court, so the boys had a blast chasing other kids around and playing ball. Doug and I enjoyed talking with other parents that we have met some but haven't been able to really get to know. One of the families has a 3 1/2 yr old son with Ds that is in Sean's class at preschool so he was happy to see his school friend.

Saturday we went to the Down Syndrome Society of Wichita's annual picinic at Watson Park. It was a big turn out this year and the group rented a bouncy house so the kids had a blast. In addition to eating yummy food and getting to meet/talk to other families, Watson Park has a lake to walk around or rent a paddle boat on, a kids train to ride, pony rides, and putt-putt golf. Both boys played hard and got soooo dirty! They had fun riding the train and the ponies. Sean did so well riding independently!

The little Ella Bean napped most of the day, so mommy stayed with her in the shade talking to people. Our big Buddy Walk weekend is just 4 days away! Doug and I are making medals again to hand out at the walk. We can't wait to have our family join us. Also, we will be having Eleanor's baptism on Sunday, so it promises to be a very special weekend.

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