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!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Just a Day

I love the everyday of my life. Taking the girls to school and picking them up. Sitting at the table working on homework with Jaden, while the other three play around us. Watching them on their scooters at amazing speeds (and I am usually yelling, "Brynn shoes and helmet!"). Bedtime, when the house is quiet and we all sit to read a story and now Jaden reads it to us.

Today was no exception, it was a great day. I picked up Brynn and Kamryn from school and we decided (just because we could) to get McDonald's and picnic at the park. However, Brynn wanted to picnic in the car. (That was a new one). We played in the warm, but windy weather until it was time to pick up the older girls ("older" but still little). Then we all headed to the grocery store. Do you know how much fun you can have at the grocery store with four girls, all who want to help? When we got home, I was unpacking the groceries and I held up a bottle of fat free Ranch dressing and said "who put this in the cart?" of course, Naomi looked up and matter of fact said, "I did, we were out." (She is more on top of it than I am!) I asked her to show me next time she was going to put something in the cart, as we don't buy fat free dressing (it really doesn't taste as good)! :)

People are always commenting on the fact that we have FOUR girls. They seem to feel sorry for us. :) Trust me, I get why. But we are enjoying every day of it!

Picnic in the car! :)

Kamryn's word for swing "Wheeeee"
that is what she says when she sees one!


Lizard hunting, I am serious. Poor lizard!


  1. I love it - a grocery trip with FOUR kids!!! Where did you put the groceries? Glad Naomi was watching out for you guys and remembered the salad dressing - I agree with you, next time NO FAT FREE dressing, please :) glad you had a fun trip to the park and a picnic in the car!

  2. You are my hero....a trip to the grocery store with 4 kids amazes me! :)

  3. Abigail calls the swing whee too. :) Four girls are four amazing blessings. I'm sure you already know that, but I wanted to tell you anyway. We would love a housefull of girls (although a boy would be okay too). We like the little tutus and necklaces, dancing and how whenever she sees something sparkly she says "oooohhhhhh." Enjoy your life with four wonderful little girls!