Friday, March 21, 2014

3-21 World Down syndrome Day!!

Today is World Down syndrome Day, 3-21.  It represents Trisomy 21, chromosome 21 has 3 instead of 2.  In our world, it is a beautiful day.  We get to honor our little girl.  She is fiesty, cuddly, smart, funny,  I could go on and on.  We always do a little celebration in her honor.  Always a cake, balloons and a small gift.   Just an ordinary day made special just for her.  (Excuse the was taken on my iphone and the color setting was not correct.)

We love you Emma, our little peanut!!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

A beautiful day!!

It was a beautiful day in the northland, despite the fact that we had 9" of snow.  Now don't get me wrong, I am so over winter.  The sad fact is we still have at least another month of this!!!  I heard last night on the news that we are 14" above the average for this time of year.  YIKES.   Could be some flooding this spring.  You have to admit the snow is pretty hanging on the trees.  I think it will be on them for a few more days.  Temps are very chilly (again!) and will be for at least the next week.

This picture was taken out from my front window.  Don't mind the glare that looks like a snowman.  (pretty neat though)  Just look at all that snow.  Ugh........  I can't remember the last time I have seen this much snow.  There is no way the kids could walk through it.  

 The next few pics are from Evan's golden birthday.  (sorry these shots are from my IPhone)

The Birthday boy!

Just a few gold decorations.  He loved it and that is all that matters.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Family Room Christmas Tree

I am slowing going to show you Christmas at my house and yes, probably bore you.  This is more for me to remember how I decorated.  I will start with the family room tree.  It is a small tree, stands about 6 1/2 feet tall.  This is the tree with all the ornaments that mean something to me and the family.  I love the peppermint lights and candy canes.  This year I added the red and white ribbon.  I am enjoying the pop it brings to the tree.  So get ready for lots of tree pictures.

Tree at night

 I have done this tree topper for the last few years and I absolutely love it.  Most of the items I bought in Texas.  It just adds some whimsy to the tree.  The little wood ornament was made for me by the kids I babysat back in 1984.  I love that I can tell a story with some of the ornaments on my tree.  It was fun to tell the kids this year where some of the old ornaments came from and what they mean to me.

This little house was made by my brother Ross 30+ years ago.  I still love it and would like to have more.  It has a hole so a light from the tree can go in it.


The tree skirt is something I will keep forever.  My mom made it many years ago and I have always loved it but now I hold it a little more dear to my heart.  It will be fun to give it to my kids one day.


This last picture is just a little snippet of decorating on the t.v. console.  Love the picture that says 'At Christmas all roads lead home'.

So there you have a little glimpse of Christmas.  I have come to realize this year, that less is more and I will be getting rid of the stuff that holds no meaning and I have no space for.  I probably have 3 bins that I did not put out this year and it will be leaving my house.  Getting ready to purge a little.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Evan's 1st day of Kindergarten

My mind is confused, I feel lost.  My little buddy started kindergarten today.  I need to figure out my new normal.  I am excited for him to start school but I am sad that my little buddy isn't home with me.  He kept me company and was my companion on so many errands and other fun things.  I will miss him  (and Emma too).  But I know he is so eager to learn and I am eager for him to continue to grow.  He is so smart and I know he will have a great year.
Nervous for school, sister is coming to check on him
I am a little scared, Mom.
A little happier and showing off his new backpack.  

I worry, for him, because he was so nervous and scared to start.  He woke up at midnight screaming and crying.  It broke my heart.  He even got a little teary at the bus stop.  I know he will miss me too.  But it is time for him to spread his wings just a little more.  I am already anxiously waiting for 4:15 when my kiddos will come home.

Waiting for the bus, a little nervous.
 Well it is time to figure out what to do with myself.  Watch out house, here I come.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

1st day of school

Emma is off to school today.  She was very excited!!  She will be going to 1st grade for one more year and it will be fabulous.  She has the same teacher and para-professional.  I must say that I love those 2 ladies.  They are the biggest cheerleaders Emma has had to date.  They are excited to see her grow this year and with them I know she will.  Here is to a great year, sweet Emma.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

World Down Syndrome Day

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Today is World Down Syndrome Day and it is a day we celebrate our sweet little girl!!  We will honor her with cake and balloons and a small little gift.  We feel honored to raise a child with Down syndrome.  Our little girl has opened our eyes to so many things and for that, we are forever grateful.  

Yes, I know these pictures are from December, but it is the most current I have down loaded.  But this just shows my girl and all her silliness and how she loves.