Saturday, March 22, 2014

happy belated world down syndrome day

Well I missed writing and posting this on the actual day (March 21) but that's ok.

I love how the writer in this above article poses the question, "why are we so afraid of down syndrome?"
Before miles I was never around anyone who had down syndrome. I knew nothing but the negatives. That's what made me so afraid.
So here's what I would tell a mom if her baby was born with down syndrome. If I could be there in the birthing room with balloons and a big banner, pushing the doctor with his somber face away and shoving the nurses that are rudely whispering.
I would say, "congratulations! You are beginning an amazing adventure! Your child will do amazing things. Every milestone and development will be more precious to you because it will show your child's hard work and determination. I hope you already follow Jesus because you are going to need him with this new challenge. But also know that you will see God's love and joy through your child. Enjoy your new baby and get some rest. "

Now here are some positives that I have noticed having a son with down syndrome: every milestone and development is something to be celebrated, he is a great problem solver, he's a cuddle bug, he's super cute and has a great smile, he loves to dance, and he's a wild card - you never know what to expect.

Monday, March 10, 2014

visiting the modern art museum

the modern art museum had a special day for children during spring break so we loaded everyone up and went and enjoyed some modern art. we also enjoyed that the kids got a free hot dog and chips for lunch.
the david bates exhibit was very good. and i liked the collage pieces by fred tomaselli as well.

button shoes

 i saw a pin for some shoes covered in buttons and i knew i wanted to make some for myself. well i finally found some shoes to do it with. i just added the buttons randomly with hot glue and i love how they turned out.

earrings to necklace

i bought these earrings at a resale shop the other day and turned them into a necklace. i love it.

playing outside

miles and i played outside and enjoyed the nice weather. he must have pushed those trucks down the slide a thousand times and he loved every minute of it.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

record breaking

audrey started and finished her first chapter book today. she says it must be some sort of record. i am really proud of her and think its so cool that she is really loving reading now.
oh that junie b. shes a funny one.

too cold day

earlier this week my kids and husband were off from school because the temperature was too low, so it was a "too cold" to go to school day.
what do you do on a "too cold" day? break out the playdoh. audrey got this set for christmas, its the design a dress boutique set.
it was pretty fun and check out the beautiful dresses we made.
 my dress.
 audrey working on her dress.
audreys creation.
id say that this is a pretty good set. most of the things are easy enough for audrey to do.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

miles the dancing maniac

miles sure had fun on that dance floor. and he is too cute with that bow tie.

celebrating dr. seuss

we celebrated dr. seuss' birthday yesterday. our library and university put on a little party with crafts, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, dance floor, free books and story times. they even had a story time with dr. seuss great nephew.
audrey had alot of fun with the crafts, food and face painting.
miles favorite was the dance floor.
here are some pictures:
 making a lorax craft
 she got a kitty
 eating our popcorn looking at our free books. the kids got bow ties too, arent they cute?!
 making a red fish, blue fish craft
 i think miles fits in well with thing 1 and thing 2
 miles with cat in the hat. that man is so kind. he let miles take his hat.
audrey with cat in the hat