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!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Down syndrome Awareness Month--- 31 for 21, this is harder than I thought!

Posting every day is much harder than I thought. The pressure is on. By the end of the day, I'm tired and have so many other things to do! BUT, it is for a good cause.

When I sit here at my computer there are many things running through my mind. I am not sure what direction to go. I want to be short and sweet, because I am tired. I want to be meaningful, because it ts Down syndrome Awareness Month. I don't really want it to be about Down syndrome, because our life is not about Down syndrome. I do want it to be about Down syndrome, because if Kamryn didn't have Down syndrome I would not be blogging.

Can you feel my frustration?:)

So, here is something that happened today.......

At lunch Kamryn was in her high chair and she kept pointing to the counter repeating "own" "own". That was the only word I could make out. Looking at the counter, I couldn't figure out what she wanted. This is happening more often when she starts to say or use words we are not familiar with her saying. Since I could not determine what she wanted, I began to remove her tray and said, "Kamryn, show me what you want." This idea did not work. She was not done eating and pulled her tray back towards her.

I knew she wanted something specific because she was repeating the same word "own, own" and when I would say, "do you want (throw in a word)?" She would say, "nooooooo." Then out of the corner of my eye, way at the other end of the kitchen, on the counter, I spotted them.

A package of ice cream cones, not even in the box. Just a package of cake cones laying on their side. (She had pulled them out of the box earlier that day and I set them on the counter.)

I said, "Kamryn, do you want an ice cream CONE?" As she shook her head up and down she said, "own, own".

New word for the day, CONE. We are working on the C.

Not only was she busy using new words today...........

Can I ground her for this? :)


  1. Oh boy, you do have your hands full...she's not only cute, but busy too! :)

  2. That's my girl. I let her empty my plastic cabinet...And today we played all over the place. When Uncle Ron came in he said "You guys sure have made a big mess". Kamryn signed and said "Thank you". That's my girl