Thursday, October 1, 2009

StepUp Walk & Pittsburgh Visit

Well, it's been a little while, but we have alot of great pictures to share with everyone! On Sunday, September, 27th, Kireta and I participated in our first Down syndrome event. It was a walk for Down syndrome in Denver's City Park, and it was an excellent first event! The turnout was awesome, with roughly 2000+ people and dozens of teams. Above is Team Logan along with Team Kyle & Hunter (Kyle & Hunter are identical twins who were born with Down syndrome. Their parents, Michelle & Kelly, came down to our home with more information about Down syndrome as well as organizations such as Mile High Down Syndrome Association.) We had alot of people supporting us, both at the walk, and via Internet support as virtual walkers! Auntie Ash was instrumental in organizing alot of her friends to show up, most of whom we met for the first time at the walk! And Brad & Lisa also rounded up alot of friends, and together with Team Kyle & Hunter, we had a strong team!This is a shot of my dad and brother, Tyler. It was a perfect day for the walk! We got there early, and setup tents and chairs. The walk itself was 1 or 2 miles, your choice. Afterwards, Kireta & I got a chance to meet some really excellent people and families. We're really looking forward to future events!
Here's a great shot of Kyle & Hunter. Their dad & grandma are with them here.
Here's a shot of Michelle. She was great and took the time to introduce us to alot of people.
Here's a shot of the Nye's.
Kireta took the time to make this bib for Logan.
Here's Auntie Ash with her friend, Rachael. Rachael's family was also a part of the walk by donating to MHDSA and becoming "virtual walkers."
From left to right: Colleen, Kay, and Lisa (Grandma) Nye
The proud parents!

From left to right: Carley, Brinley, Auntie Ash, Rachael, & Kireta

These are some shots from our quick visit back to Pittsburgh! This was Logan's first airplane ride, and he traveled like a champ! Above is Aunt Alex.
Here's Grammie with the boys.
Logan got to meet Aunt Paula with cousins Markee & Chris. Noah had a blast playing with the cousins!
Here's my little man! His head control is getting so much better! He continues to impress us!

We were extremely lucky that my Grandma and Aunt Cathy were in Pittsburgh for the weekend visiting Uncle Tim & Chris! Everyone made the trip up to Sewickley and it was awesome to see everyone! This was also Aunt Cathy's first time meeting Noah as well, which made it extra special.
Here's Uncle Chris holding Logan.
Uncle Tim and Grandma look pleased to finally meet Logan.
Aunt Cathy's certainly happy! Logan's saying, "What's up?"
Our Little Logan doesn't look so little anymore... We're going to have to come up with a new nickname:)
Here's Uncle Mark.
Here's a great shot of Kireta's family! From Left: Norman, Great Grandma-ma, and Pappy.
This is Aunt Nesie & Cuz Christine. They're ecstatic about meeting Logan!
Pappy's so happy!
Great Grandma-ma is happy to finally hold her great grandson!

That's all for now! Thanks for taking the time to follow Logan!


  1. looks like logan has a great team:)

  2. Wow- so nice for all the family to meet Logan! Looks like you guys had a great walk!