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!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Celebrating 8!

Naomi is 8!

Naomi and Kamryn are a week apart. This means in a matter of 8 days we have two birthday breakfasts, two birthday dinners, two birthday parties and I decorate the house two times...I started several birthday traditions not knowing that my children would have birthdays soooo close together. (Jaden and Brynn are a day apart)! I have always wanted to make sure their day was their own, so I have never combined the festivities.

Birthday morning

Birthday afternoon...surprised with a gift of two bunnies from her dearest friend Emmy. (Auntie Vicky is in so much trouble...yes there are two!)

Birthday Dinner

Walking to the park after dinner, enjoying ice cream.

Getting ready for the swim party. This is NOT her suit! :)

I just like this picture :)

I love this girl. So much!


  1. Wonderful photos. Looks like super fun celebrations. Two bunnies... are they, um, compatible? Hint hint... You know what they say about bunnies... ;-)

  2. Just found your Blog!!!
    Number 1: I love how real and honest you are!
    Number 2: your little one is adorable!
    Number 3: I am squeezing in reading this, how do you find the time?
    Number 4: I don't think I like the word typical either
    Number 5: I am considering private or "regular school" vs. early intervention for Jaime,who has Down Syndrome too!
    Number 6: I feel Blessed to have both my kids exactly as they are
    Number 7: Thank you for posting. I apprecaite it.