My new favorite song is Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars and we have watched it many times on You Tube. Tonight at dinner Samuel insisted that “funk” was a swear word. We tried to explain what funk meant. April chimed in that funk is only a swear word if you say “you” after it. Another wonderful discussion around our dinner table.
It’s important to us that our children know the importance of Veteran’s Day. We live in a town where it is celebrated and embraced so on Monday Jim, April and I headed to the Town Square. Once we got there we met up with Jacob’s class from UC LAUNCH. The cold day didn’t keep the people from attending. We had everything for a perfect ceremony… dignitaries
As the Marine Hymn played he stood in solidarity with his Dad. He may never be able to join the Marines but he supports them 100% He earned that shirt by doing 3 pull-ups for the Marine recruiter on the UC campus.
Sam was in school and unable to join us that day but we had taken the family on Sunday to see the Flags of Honor at Spring Grove Cemetery. Everyone in our family got to celebrate this important day.
Thank you to all the men and women who have served or are serving in the military.
A blast from the past… Some things never change and her brothers are still annoying April each one (Derek, Dan, Jake and Sam) in his own unique, annoying way!
Spending family time together…a perfect Sunday.
Things I thought I would never say to my 16-year-old son with Down syndrome: “You can play Obama Alien Defense for 5 minutes and then you have to play something else!” Who comes up with these games?Thankfully Sam moved on to Hockey something something something………………….. After this picture was taken the 3 brothers and the Hunk headed out to a Cruise In car show.
Big brother Derek arrived home last night at 11pm. I had lots of plans which I shared with him. I am a doer and like to make sure I squeeze every moment out of each day. Plan 1, go down to the Ohio River, on the Kentucky side, and have lunch. This trip would probably take 3 hours out of our day. Derek very diplomatically said that it sounded like fun but he really wanted to:
1. Spend time one on one with Jacob designing a t-shirt together on his computer.
2. Take Sam to the pet store to spend alone time with him and keep him engaged. Sam loves the pet store.
3. Take April out by herself so they can have some brother/sister heart to hearts.
We said good night to D at 11:45pm and he caught up with his work until 1:30am.And guess who was downstairs at 5:45am to have breakfast with his brothers before they went to school? So I have canceled my big plans for the more important things in life like…watching my 2 grown kids see who can swing the highest. This is gonna be a great weekend!
- blood donation
- bucket list
- Celiac disease
- Down syndrome awareness
- Early beginnings
- Elementary Years
- everyday blessings
- Good Times!!!
- Holiday Fun
- life changing
- life lessons
- life skills
- mom on the edge
- mom time
- natural learning
- Reading with Down syndrome
- Serving Others
- Siblings of children with Down syndromes
- teens with down syndrome
- the future
- The Present Day
- young adults with Down syndrome