The Purpose of this Blog

The goal of this blog is to provide education and bring about higher awareness about Down syndrome. It is to share that life with Down syndrome (DS) is not scary, horrible, or to be feared.

My experience comes from raising my daughter, Nebraska Larae (Braska), born November 2006 with Down syndrome.
The posts on this blog are related in some way to life with DS or disability, and they are reposted here from my other family blogs. There are links to those blogs in the margin on the right side of this blog if you would like to visit them directly.

Thank you for coming by.

Friday, April 30, 2010

After a long ride…FUN!!

Before we forget to say it… Happy Birthday, GGJM!!! We love you!!

We are having a great time visiting Miss Karol and her family.  They like to play and we got to do some fun new things.  I’ve got lots of pictures and I’ll show you some soon.  Did you know that horses are SO BIG???  I’ll tell you about that later.

But since Grandma C and Grammy liked our movie the other day, we’ll show you one that Mommy took of us yesterday after we got to our room where we’re sleeping.  Me and KiKi LOVE to play on the bed, but we don’t get to do it much because sometimes we might get hurt.  But Mommy let us play for a few minutes… you can see how much fun we had.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Playing in the sun

Yesterday we went outside in the front yard to play a little bit.  It was really nice and sunny, and we didn’t have to wear our coats or anything.  Mommy put some sunglasses on me that she got me when I was a tiny baby.   Since I have glasses for all the time, I have never tried them, but today we did, and I thought they were pretty cool!  They’re called Frubi Shades!  Funny name!

Mommy took some toys outside for us to play with.  I don’t like grass, so we had things that we could play with on the hard part.  I haven’t used my walking toy much lately since I can do walking without it most of the time, but I thought it was fun to play with it outside.  Mommy wouldn’t let me go for a walk by myself though…I kept trying to go where the cars go, so she made me turn around.

KiKi didn’t feel very good still, so she wasn’t wanting to play much.  And she doesn’t like the sun.  Oh, and she REALLY doesn’t like me to wear sunglasses.  She got very upset til I took them off.

But she finally found a flower that she thought was pretty, so she played with it a little while.  kikioutside1

I pushed her on my little bike with three wheels but we didn’t take a picture because Mommy was trying to keep us from tipping over.

We had a pretty good time, but we didn’t stay out too long.  It was pretty warm in that sun, so we went in and played the rest of the day.  But it felt nice to be outside a little!