Friday, October 15, 2010

Back To Normal?

Things have finally quieted down.  Hopefully.  The big boys had their last football game last weekend. John's team ended up 3 and 2, while Noah's team was undefeated 5 and 0. 

John was not able to play his last game.  At the Weeping Water game the week before, he looked horrible.  He was sick with a sore throat and cough, and looked like he barely had enough energy to run on the field.  I told him that morning that he needed to go to the Dr., but he insisted that he needed to play.  After the game he went home and he did not move much from the couch.  His dad was sick too, so on Monday they both stayed home from work and school and went to the Dr.  Randy's was first.  They said he had some type of micro virus that had turned into bronchitis.  John's appointment was the shocker.  Mono.  And all he could take was Ibuprofen.  So he was out of school for a week, but is feeling much better now.  His two weeks of no contact sports will be up on Monday, and he is eager to actually practice basketball with his team.

Mono did not stop John from participating in the Omaha Buddy Walk last weekend.  It was a beautiful and warm day.  The walk was held at UNO, and it was a nice venue.  Even with all the people, it was easy to find friends that we knew.  I was able to pick up the book The Little King and his Marshmallow Kingdom and meet the author Louis Rotella III.  He signed the book for Ben.  I think it is one we will enjoy reading over and over. 

Ben enjoyed playing the games at the Buddy Walk.  We saw our friend Claire from Lincoln there, and got to meet her friend Brady.  It was a fun day.  I hope the Lincoln and Omaha walks are on different days again in future years, as it is fun celebrating our amazing kids and supporting these groups that have done so much to help our family.  Enjoy these pictures from the day.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk

Yesterday was the 9th Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk in Lincoln.  Between Ben's Brigade and the Elmwood Murdock School Team, we had 45 walkers which was awesome!  The Elmwood Murdock School Team got second place and a trophy for the school team with the most walkers.  Ben's Brigade also got a trophy for for collecting the second highest amount of donations.  In total we collected over $1600.  Which was well over our goal.  Next year we will need to set the bar higher and try to get more walkers and more donation. But no matter what we do, we know it will be a fun and heartwarming day!
Thanks to everyone who helped out by donating, walking or both!
The W Family.