October 31, 2008
October 30, 2008
Last Saturday Lori’s determination paid off. After hearing Sarah speak Lori found her way to the front of the stage and it was Caleb’s shirt that Lori made for him that caught her attention. Lori’s wish came true … not only did she have a chance to speak to her … Sarah asked to hold Caleb … admired his shirt then signed it.
I don’t care what side of the political fence you stand on … trust me I’m in the middle … having a high profile individual stand behind and support an organization that directly affects you is amazing … getting the chance to have them hold your child and compliment you on his advanced development is a chance of a lifetime.
October 29, 2008
#1 ….1 /733 babies are born with Down syndrome
#5 … Most babies with Down syndrome are born to parents that were NOT given a pre-natal diagnosis
#6 … 80% of babies with Down syndrome are born to women under the age of 35
October 28, 2008
October 27, 2008
October 21, 2008
What a fun afternoon project. On the way home Justin was talking about when we make Christmas Cookies. I guess that means we will be doing this again in a few months!
October 17, 2008
October 14, 2008
October 13, 2008
The boys spent all day on the lake fishing while us girls did some shopping and spent most of the day hanging around the condo. Justin was the BIG MAN of the day and caught the BIG FISH a 17” Large Mouth Bass. He was mighty proud and can’t wait to get back out on the water for some more fishing.
October 11, 2008
October 8, 2008
October 7, 2008
Did you know … October is National Down Syndrome awareness month? Many bloggers are participating in what is called “31 for 21”. Since this month is super busy for me I’m unable to commit myself to blogging for 31 days straight. But I promise to share with you 31 stories/photos/tidbits related to Down Syndrome over the month of October.
This past weekend my sister Lori and her family participated in “The Buddy Walk” in Sioux Falls, SD. I want to share a story Lori told me…
One of the “big wigs” involved with the Buddy Walk was admiring Caleb’s shirt and asked Lori how old her son was. Caleb was quick to answer with “2” fingers held up and said, “TWO”. Lori was proud as a peacock as the women was taken back by how well Caleb talked and how incredibly smart he is for a 2 year old child with special needs. Lori beamed with pride as she held back the desire to say “he’s not just 2 he is only 27 months”.
God has entrusted Lori with an amazing gift, Caleb. Lori has embraced Caleb and the challenges of raising a child with special needs with all her heart. Caleb’s development in all areas far surpasses the average for most children with Down Syndrome. It is because of Lori’s strong determination and constant strive to provide Caleb every opportunity for growth that she can find that aids in his advanced development. God makes no mistakes. Caleb’s mommy was hand picked.
October 4, 2008
October 3, 2008
That’s ok… every man needs a little time away. If he’s having boys weekend – I’m having a girl’s night. Tonight I’m hosting my Canon Scrapbooking House Party. Just a few more cookies to bake … set up the tables and I’m ready for a night of fun!