The Obligatory Blog Post About Halloween

November 4, 2014

As is our Halloween tradition, the kids dressed in coordinating costumes again this year. The original plan was for them to be Violet and Dash from The Incredibles, which would have been especially appropriate for the younger one (ahem), but we couldn’t find a Violet in Sarah Kate’s size and I wasn’t up for a DIY so […]

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Sun-Beams: November 2, 2014

November 2, 2014

Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. Trial Of Marijuana-Based Drug Offers Hope – The condition being treated is a severe form […]

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Seven Snippets: What Nathan Did While Sarah Kate Was the Rolling Clarinet, Disney’s Reboot of “The Shining”, and Stuff You Can Watch on BBC America

October 31, 2014

— 1 — Were you wondering last week how I managed to get so many photos of Sarah Kate at her band debut with Nathan in tow? I did not, in fact, become incredibly capable of multitasking and managing Nathan in a crowd, as you might (almost certainly not) have guessed. My friend, Shelton, who […]

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The Many Faces of Down Syndrome

October 30, 2014

I’ll be honest – this call for photos for Down Syndrome Awareness Month was kind of an afterthought, triggered by Ellen’s recent Parents post. But I am SO. GLAD. I did it, because now my blog is filled with all of these beautiful faces. How about that handsome guy, Troy (and his handsome pup), up top? […]

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The Rolling Clarinet

October 28, 2014

Sarah Kate made her band debut on Friday night. The sixth, seventh, and eighth grade band students were invited to participate in the pre-game spirit tunnel and first half pep music at the Mayberry football game. Participation wasn’t mandatory, so I was glad Sarah Kate wanted to join in. Things got off to a rocky […]

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Sun-Beams: October 26, 2014

October 26, 2014

Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. Alzheimer’s-Down syndrome relationship explained – Fascinating new research into the “why” Overcoming odds, MMA fighter […]

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Seven Snippets: Engine Block Biscuits, Spirit Tunnels, and a Bilingual Parrot

October 24, 2014

— 1 — Mr. Andi left for his annual Louisiana fishing trip earlier this week, which he takes every fall with his fave uncle – he leaves around 1:00 am so that he can have his boat in the water by 6:00 am. As he was finishing up packing, he told me he had spoken […]

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The Myth of the Fenced Backyard

October 23, 2014

Three years ago, Mr. Andi, with the help of a neighbor, built our backyard fence. Back then, he was in a race against time before Nathan started walking (which would lead to escaping). We opted for a wooden picket fence because we had grown used to the vast expanse across our yard and our back-door […]

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Why Our Buddy Didn’t Walk This Year

October 21, 2014

Had you noticed I haven’t mentioned Down Syndrome Awareness Month this year? Every October since Nathan was born in 2010, our family has participated in a local Buddy Walk for Down syndrome. Well … it’s kind of local. We walk with the Down Syndrome Society of Mobile County (DSSMC), but we don’t live in Mobile County. […]

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Sun-Beams: October 19, 2014

October 19, 2014

Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. What People Can’t Tell About Kids With Down Syndrome From Looks Alone – Great stuff […]

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