We always enjoy our time at Adventure Bible Camp with Heart of The Shepherd. This week we learned all about Daniel and the Lion, Babylon, and grew in our Faith with our Friends.
Adding to our signing repertoire! “Mom”, “more” and “hat” 🙌🏻
Had so much fun with my little love and @themotherhoodtribe
costumer appreciation! 💙 Londynn is loving the water lately which makes me so excited because the water is something that makes this Mamas heart so so happy!
cupcakes and lunch (yes in that order) with our buds today!
Amazing day at the Fair!!! 🤗(SWIPE). This is the 1st year that Olivia thoroughly enjoyed every part of it...she played the games alongside Robert, she loved the shows and got on rides! She won 2 prizes on her own, and the smile on her face after she attempted the basketball game...and was still given this pink bear, was priceless!!! ...❤️As a parent to a child with special needs, I often worry if Olivia will be able to do the “normal” things that her peers are doing. Days like this, my heart smiles (and cries) with joy. She is right alongside Robert (who is a yr younger), doing things together. Yay!!! 👏🏼👌👍 #downsyndrome #ocfair #fun #momblogger #specialneedsparenting #theluckyfew
Happy to snuggle my heart warrior! Brother and I had a fun day, but we always miss sister when we’re away, so we’re giving her extra lovins! 😍💋 Nothing to update yet, just trying to soak her up before we leave tomorrow for Tulsa for a week. ☹️ Was really hoping she would be coming with us.. hopefully when we’re back she’ll be ready for discharge. 💖 #chdwarrior #upsyndrome #downsyndrome #theluckyfew #getRemihome #superRemi
Evaluacion de equino terapia con la Dra. Beth, ella viene una vez al año. Me dijo que tengo buena fuerza en el tronco y buena movilidad 🙌🏼🙏🏼 Gracias a mi terapeuta Olga! TQM 😘
When all 4 big sisters are gone on a “Daddy Daughter” outing and big brother’s on a Church trip, guess who’s the big man of the house? 😳...Colty man.😆
And guess how I get a shower in?...Very quickly.
Colt and Nic go in the Pack n play, that we all know Colt can climb out of faster than most can take a step. I try to talk up the whole “you’re the big brother and I need you to take care of Nic” role which buys me about 2 minutes, before Colt is jumping ship to explore my makeup, toilet paper rolls and whatever else looks like fun.
I am so thankful that my older kids love being with there little brothers or I might never get a full shower in.😳😆 #happyfriday
#thesetwo #brothers #theluckyfew
Flash back Friday because I can’t believe this little babe has been making this world a better place for almost a year now! Today was Adley’s official due date. I just knew she was going to come on her own before then but she never did. I obviously know why now, because she had to be extra and do things when she was good and ready! And of course had to do it very dramatically! 😅 I do not miss those NICU days one bit. But man do I wish I hadn’t of wished them away so fast! Those were my only times spent with my daughter as a newborn. When I brought her home she was almost a 2 month old. Oh how I wish I could go back! 💗💗
Cannot handle his chubby baby body and the fact that HE. IS. SITTING! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 and 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 He’s wobbly and unsteady and can only hold it for brief periods of time but we are celebrating this major milestone. 👊🏻 #bigboystatus
This happened yesterday. A private one-on-one lesson to determine placement for my daughter with Down syndrome at one of the best professional Ballet schools in our state. Half way through my daughter said, “I’m so happy.” My heart filled with joy. Our journey here included heartache.
When we moved, I tried to register her for dance at a studio close to our house. As soon as the owners knew my child has Down syndrome, they said, “we’ve tried to work with kids like that, it doesn’t work.” I assured them, “you have never worked with MY child, and I’m telling you she will be just fine.” They would not even consider a trial period and said the best place for her was at a studio offering adaptive dance. The owner even sent me links to a few places. They never even met her. They never even considered the possibility that she was capable. In their eyes she was a kid like “that.” Taking away her individuality and full humanity without ever considering or witnessing her potential.
We did try an adaptive dance class. She liked it, but it was not the best fit for her so we only did half a year.
When I reached out to this ballet school I was unsure of what they would say. Her diagnosis was never even an issue, “we believe everyone can dance” the teacher said. And my daughter did.
This is inclusion.
This is seeing potential.
This is the true power of dance.
Everyone can dance.
#downsyndrome #theluckyfew #everyonecandance #balletisforeveryone