Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kindergarten field trip

The kindergarten class held their annual field trip and ventured off to the Weston Red Barn Farm. 

Jason even got the day off and so both of us joined the girls for a fun filled day on the farm.

Unfortunately, my camera ate the first 50 pics I took so here are a couple from the end of the tour.

We were able to visit all the farm animals and learn about them, pick a pumpkin and have a picnic lunch before returning to school.

Both girls had a great time.  Although Dariya got rather grumpy about an hour before lunch as it was her normal lunch time.  But, once fed she was back to her happy go lucky self.  Just don't forget to feed her.




Alayna was looking very tired at lunch so we opted to have the girls skip the bus ride back to school and ride with us...this was within minutes of pulling away.  
My what a fun day we had.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Step Up for Down Syndrome

The afternoon of October 19th couldn't have been a nicer day for our annual Step Up for Down Syndrome.  

We had a blast celebrating the girls, seeing our old friends and making new ones.  

A huge thanks to all those that came out and /or supported our team.  

We appreciate you greatly.

 







Thursday, October 9, 2014

Happy 6th birthday, Alayna!

I remember the night like it was yesterday. 

We weren't ready for your arrival but, you wouldn't wait.
The doctor exclaimed, "She is absolutely beautiful."
Who am I to argue with the doctor?  
You are amazingly beautiful still.

It doesn't seem possible that six years have passed already.
Your teeny tiny self has woven its way through every thread in our family.

You continue to surprise us with all you can do each and every day.
We first worried what your future would hold.
Now we rest at ease in knowing that you nothing is going to stop you from soaring high.



Whatever it is that God calls you to be, we pray that you listen and obey.
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Alayna, you are amazing!

You are a blessing to us and we can't imagine life without you.

We pray that this 6th year brings you happiness, friendship and fun.

Always know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

We love you,

Happiest of birthdays sweet girl,

Love, 
Mommy, Daddy, Aidan and Dariya


Friday, October 3, 2014

Look what I can do




Having down syndrome doesn't stop us from having fun and reaching our goals!  

It might take us a little longer, but we are enjoying the journey!

Happy Down Syndrome Awareness month!

Monday, September 22, 2014

School day pictures

Friday was picture day for the girls.

Alayna usually gets a great shot with whomever the photographer is but, Dariya is a harder target.  She hasn't quite mastered the "looking at the camera and smiling"  look yet.

I took the girls outside for a few pics before they headed off to school hoping to get a good picture of each of them.  Alayna had about 20 great ones, while poor Dariya didn't have a single one that I would hang on the wall.




Sisterly love...oh, how I love these two!


Thursday, September 4, 2014

First lost tooth...


A few months ago the girls had their dental check up and the dentist informed me that Alayna's two bottom front teeth were loose.  I wiggled them and couldn't get them to budge.


Today the girls put the couch cushions on the floor and were jumping off them.  All of a sudden they jumped at the same time and crashed into each other.  Alayna's mouth hit Dariya's knee and what do you know her tooth came out!

She was a little freaked out at the blood at first but, as soon as we called daddy and he praised his big girl she was all better.  She loves putting her tongue where her tooth used to be.  Maybe that will keep her from biting her nails....(she had stopped that habit for months and is back at it).

Happy first lost tooth, Alayna.  You are big stuff!