Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Blog

I have revamped our blog and added a "Christmas" touch. Merry (Early) Christmas everyone! It's time for the snow to start falling, the neighborhood decorations to go up and the family gatherings to begin. I love this time of year.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Miracle

I came across an amazing story (from a friend on Facebook of course) of an 11 year old girl who made a pact with her Mom that if she could raise $20,000 in 8 days, they could adopt Darya, a child in need of a loving home. Darya is an orphan in eastern Europe of Reece's Rainbow. In 8 days they were not only able to raise the money necessary to adopt Darya, they raised enough money to help another family adopt another child with Down syndrome. Check out their story. It feels amazing to be a part of a true Thanksgiving Miracle.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I Have a Voice

Last weekend we went to see the "I Have a Voice" Exhibit. It is a beautiful display of people of all ages with Down syndrome. The photos are what kids TODAY look like, not what those old nasty textbooks show to the whole medical profession. The exhibit travels, so check it out soon before it moves on. The message of the exhibit is to spread awareness about Down syndrome and to show how HANDSOME, ADORABLE, CUTE, SPUNKY and INTELLIGENT our kids are! It is sponsored by GiGi's Playhouse.

Thank you Cesar for the photo!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Rub a dub dub

I just have to share some bath time photos. Jack LOVES the water.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Birthday Party and Halloween

Jack's Birthday was a two day celebration. Friday was his actual birthday and he tried cake for the first time and loved it of course. Saturday (Halloween) was his party day. I have yet to take down the door decoration.
Maggie, Jimmy and Jack Jack and Reya Cake #1 Cake #2 Singing "Happy Birthday" to Jack

Family Photo Jack the Lion
It was a busy day, but we had to dress him up for Halloween, even if it was just for 10 minutes! He looked so cute. And when he crawled, you would just see the mane moving. He kept on trying to take off the hood/mane too.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Jack's first taste of cake...

Clap for cake.
First taste of cake.
Oh, this is good Mommy.
More cake and blue icing.
I love cake!

Happy First Birthday Jack!