Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fun at the pumpkin patch

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Nolan found a worm under the pumpkins and Anna was having nothing to do with it. Look at her hands in this shot. Can't you just hear her, "No daddy, no no!"

My three girls

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I love this shot of the three of them.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

One of the reasons I took such a long blog break is that I realize this is just a glimpse into our lives. I want to put out there only the positive parts. But one of the things I have realized over the last two years of following other blogs is that the ones that I keep going back to and can relate to are the ones that just post what truly happened that day and how they are feeling at that moment. Having a child with special needs, is no different than having any other child in the sense that each day, each moment some days, is such a learning process. I am so thankful to all of the parents that post authentically and let me be a part of their journey.

So with that little disclaimer out of the way I am choosing to post as authentically as possible with out trying to sensor our experiences so that you think we are normal, or well adjusted, or sane for that matter. Because if you know us as a family already you know that there is no chance we could pull that off. :-)

The suggested guidelines of 31 for 21 are to post about Down syndrome as it is in relation to your life. With the hopes that when the term is googled a blog about an awesome person, who happens to have Down syndrome will come up. Oh how I wish this would have been the case for us 7yrs ago. I have been so inspired by the children and families in the blogs that I follow. I have a list of them to the right. Please if you have the time someday, check them out. The most awesome thing about all of them is that, yes we all have Down syndrome in common. But that is often where the similarities end. We are all unique families with unique children. O.K. I have to post this now so that it counts on Oct. 1st.