5 Reasons I Smile

The ultimate goal of this blog is to spread awareness and show how beautiful life can be. We have four amazing daughters. Our youngest was born with Down syndrome. If just one person stops here and leaves with a different, better perspective about Down syndrome, then it is worth it. Regardless, I have 5 Reasons to Smile!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


OK, so there is no pass or fail. But Kamryn is a Rock star! And her mom, well I am proud of her too. NO tears shed. I still struggle when I hear "Kamryn is doing great", because even though no one says it, I feel like it's followed with, "considering she has Down syndrome". I have decided I am over that. Down syndrome or not she is doing great. Her walking skills are emerging (that is a term I noticed therapist like to use). Her speech, self help, fine motor and other areas of development are at or close to age level.

It has been eye opening for me to look at each area of development. Watching my other girls grow from baby to toddler, I never noticed the specific details that went into learning new skills. I think one of the main reason Kamryn is doing so well is that she has 3 of the most amazing sisters....and Aunt, Grandma, Papa, Grammie and other family and friends that love her and our family so much.

The weekend is here and we started last night with PJ's, Pizza and Ponyo. It's a beautiful day and we have no specific plans.....which is even better! The girls are dancing to the High School Musical 3 CD so I am off to join them!


  1. Love your entire brood! Yes, Kamryn is doing FANTASTIC!

  2. Ahh, so glad she is making such great progress! I've got some great stuff to post about from the conference yesterday...I'll try and get to it in the next day or two! Have a great week!

  3. Hi Andrea! I am so happy you left a comment on our blog... it is funny that people have been "reading/following" and I didn't even know it! I NEVER thought I would have a blog, we really only started writing posts when Whitney had her open-heart surgery as an easy way to get word out to family and friends as to how she was doing. i am so happy we decided to do that because we have "met" so many wonderful people and it has been a great source of information + support!!! your family is beautiful and kamryn is just a doll!!!! hope you guys have a good week :)