Monday, December 8, 2008

Miss D will be turning 8

How did she grow up so fast? Miss R is also having a birthday soon so check back for her 10 year portraits.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

H family session

What a wonderful family! Got some great shots of the cousins and even one nice shot of the whole group.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Save the life of a young girl

Marielle is in desparate need of a kidney transplant. Could you be the perfect match? Please read her Mom's blog to find out more information. She has a donor questionare on her blog that can be filled out and faxed in. It only takes a few minutes to fill out. Then it's just a simple blood test that is done in your own hometown at no cost to you.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Reece's Rainbow Angel Tree

"Give the gift of a family" this Christmas to the children who remain "unmatched" in our Waiting Angel Gallery (click the link to your right). They may never know you, but your generous sponsorship towards the cost of a family adopting them is the most profound gift they could ever hope to receive.

100% of your tax deductible donation goes directly to your sponsored child. Reece's Rainbow covers the cost of Paypal fees, shipping, printing, etc.

With your sponsorship gift of $35 or more (per child), donors will receive a beautiful porcelain ornament, with your sponsored child's photo on the back, to hang on your Christmas Tree!

My family is trying to raise money for Danylo and was hard to just pick two as we love all the children on RR. If you are unable to donate please pray that all the children on RR find forever families.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

MYTH: People with Down syndrome are always happy.

Truth: People with Down syndrome have feelings just like everyone else in the population. They experience the full range of emotions. They respond to positive expressions of friendship and they are hurt and upset by inconsiderate behavior.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

MYTH: Children with Down Syndrome must be placed in segregated special ed programs

Truth: Children with Down syndrome have been included in regular academic classrooms in schools across the country. In some instances they are integrated into specific courses, while in other situations students are fully included in the regular classroom for all subjects. The current trend in education is for full inclusion in the social and educational life of the community. Increasingly, individuals with Down syndrome graduate from high school with regular diplomas, participate in post-secondary academic and college experiences and, in some cases, receive college degrees.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

MYTH: Parents will not find community support in bringing up their child with Down syndrome

Truth: In almost every community of the United States there are parent support groups and other community organizations directly involved in providing services to families of individuals with Down syndrome.

Monday, October 6, 2008

MYTH: Most people with Down syndrome are institutionalized

Truth: Today people with Down syndrome live at home with their families and are active participants in the educational, vocational, social, and recreational activities of the community. They are integrated into the regular education system and take part in sports, camping, music, art programs and all the other activities of their communities. People with Down syndrome are valued members of their families and their communities, contributing to society in a variety of ways.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

MYTH: People with Down syndrome are severly "retarted"

Truth: Most people with Down syndrome have IQs that fall in the mild to moderate range of intellectual disability (formerly known as “retardation”). Children with Down syndrome fully participate in public and private educational programs. Educators and researchers are still discovering the full educational potential of people with Down syndrome.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

MYTH: Most children with Down syndrome are born to older parents

Truth: Most children with Down syndrome are born to women younger than 35-years-old simply because younger women have more children. However, the incidence of births of children with Down syndrome increases with the age of the mother.

Friday, October 3, 2008

MYTH #2: People with Down Syndrome have a short life span.

Truth: Life expectancy for individuals with Down syndrome has increased dramatically in recent years, with the average life expectancy approaching that of peers without Down syndrome.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

MYTH: Down Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder

Truth: Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring genetic condition. One in every 733 live births is a child with Down syndrome, representing approximately 5,000 births per year in the United States alone. Today, more than 400,000 people in the United States have Down syndrome.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October is Down Syndrome awarness month

Reece's Rainbow is a wonderful ministry that is helping children with down syndrome from around the world find families. They are raising awareness on children in orphanges that are waiting for families. They raise adoption grants for waiting children, find adoptive families and help them get further adoption grants, funds and support.

If you would like to help a child or find out more information please click the link on the right side of my blog (under sites dear to my heart).

There is also an RR blog that for the month of October will be blogging about a different child for the entire month. Click the picture that says 31 kids for T21 :)

Ms D in Bow*Diddly

Isn't this the cutest set?! We just LOVE Alex's stuff

Mr L's pirate set

Levi LOVES this 4 piece mix and match set-THANKS Marilyn

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Miss S turns 1

I cannot believe how much she's grown since the first time she came last year with her sister!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mr. S and his tuba

He picked it up today and has been practicing all day! I am sure the neighbors loved it when I made him play it outside LOL

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Family portraits

We haven't have a family picture taken since Levi was a baby! Since everyone had haircuts in the past couple weeks and with summer we have some color to our skin I figured it was time for an updated family picture :) I also captured a few of just the kiddos

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A few recent pics of my boys

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sweet little A

I loved seeing A again-she's gotten so much bigger and has a gorgeous smile and beautiful blue eyes.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

2nd place

Congrats to the hockey team for getting 2nd place in the Blue Devils tournament

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008