Friday, March 21, 2014

Kindergarten Round Up

Can you believe Wyatt will be a Kindergartener in a few months!?  Me neither!  He loved Kindergarten round up and had fun checking out the rooms, meeting the teachers, and was a social butterfly with the other students!  This boy is READY....his mama is another story!

World Down Syndrome Day!

Okay, so I realize I am WAAAYYYY behind but I am just going to carry on like I am not.  These next few posts will probably be short and sweet or they will NEVER happen!

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day.  3/21 is significant because people with Down syndrome are born with 3 copies of their 21st chromosome.

We had a fun, FULL day and rocked our Down syndrome awareness shirts all day.

Clay had his annual cardiology appointment at Children's Hospital and everything check out great!  Clay sat through the 30 minute echocardiogram like a champ and his doctor, Dr. Danford, was very pleased with the way everything looks.  We don't go back for 18 months!

Clay's shirt says "Ha ha!  I have an extra chromosome!"

Later in the day, I ran 3.21 miles to raise money for an organization called Research Down Syndrome - more about that in a later post!

Wyatt and Hazel helped me make these 321 cookies for (3/21).  They might not understand Down syndrome but they understand cookies!!!!

I brought the cookies that my little people didn't eat to a get together with my Down syndrome mom's group later that night.  We watched Monica & David, a documentary on a married couple with Down syndrome.  I would highly recommend it to anyone!  I believe you can find it on Netflix.

We had a great day celebrating Clay and all those rockin' that extra chromosome! 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spread the Word to End the Word

Today is the annual day to raise awareness for ending of the use of the words retard and retarded in people's derogatory language.  

You can read more about the campaign and take your pledge today at

This is a great article by actor John McGinley, who has a son with Down syndrome.  If you don't have time to read it, this about sums it up "Words hurt.  They do.  They always have.  And they always will."