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!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A past due October post!

Halloween is not my favorite holiday. I don't even consider it a "holiday". However, with smart retail marketing we have turned this one night of trick or treat into a HUGE event. I am guilty. I purchase those Halloween shirts at Target. I decorate the house. The girls and I bake for their classroom "Harvest parties." (They don't call them Halloween parties at our schools). We even have our own annual Halloween party. I started having a Halloween party 4 years ago. The girls wanted to wear their costumes from the day we purchased them (yes, I actually buy their costumes) until October 31st. I realized we needed to have another day, other than the 31st, to get all dressed up. Hence, our Halloween party was born.

Pizza, cup cakes, jump house, craft, and this year a good old fashioned scavenger hunt...which was SO much fun! The girls love it. I actually love it too. But Halloween still isn't my favorite. :)

GO KAMRYN! We had a cheerleader, fairy, Hannah Montana and a snow boarder!

Just some pictures that I thought were cute :)
Kamryn is yelling, "Happy Halloween!" It comes out more like, "appy ooween"

Party time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We had about 35 kids over. There were some adorable costumes and I have no pictures! (Just what you see below!) I have realized two things...1)I need to buy a camera because the iPhone is just that- a phone. 2) I need to remember to take pictures!

It was a fun night! A great memory for my girls...they look forward to their Halloween party every year and that makes me smile!


  1. Awww, how fun!! Looks like you all had a wonderful time!! LOVE the costumes=)

  2. Looks like so much fun! Can't wait to see what you do for the holidays you LOVE!!