Monday, October 31, 2011

The Boy I Love! - day 31

Noah the boy I love with the little extra chromosome :)

Its been a great month for Down syndrome awareness!

ready for Halloween here
got some things out for Noah to wear
we shall see what he wants to put on later :)

Happy Monday and Happy Halloween xoxo

Sunday, October 30, 2011

thankful at the stop light - day 30

four little birds
four little birds

I was in a panic the other day when I got lost from the air port until I saw these guys.
They made me happy and calm and I knew we would find our way home :)

1 more day of 31 for 21
It is hard to put into words what Noah has brought to our family.
We all love him and accept him just the way he is.
He has made life much richer, more beautiful and filled with love.
I would like to think I have always been the person that I am
but I know that having Noah has made me better.
I might be a little crazy, scattered, and tired but I am better because of him.
We are all better because of him.
I am so thankful for my sweet Noah.

Happy Sunday xo

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Getting Halloween ready - day 29

taken at Sam's Club :)
 I can not find the costume I wanted Noah to wear this year.
It must be in the hundred boxes I have yet to unpack in the garage?
But, he does have several others he likes to dress in but couldn't wear in Texas due to the heat.
I never know if he will like having a costume on or not until the very moment. lol
He likes to dress up but when he feels like it so we shall see how Monday night goes.
He has been watching Halloween shows and movies ( trying to get him in the mood) :)
I think we will have a lot of kids this year trick or treating?
We always buy a ton of candy and then only get a few kids. Our first year here so we will see how it goes. Joel wont be here so I will only take Noah to a few houses and then back home to hand out candy.
He loves having kids come to the door and giving them candy.
Hope your Halloween is wonderful!

Happy Saturday xo

Friday, October 28, 2011

An Autumn Day - day 28

Wow, the clouds were beautiful today!
Really beautiful!
Busy day doing laundry, helping Joel pack, school, and signing a new lease for this place...sigh.
So wish we were moving home instead of signing a new lease.

Took Joel to the air port.
Got lost leaving the air port. oh my!
It took me three highways before I got on the right road.
Joel has duty this weekend and then needs to take care of a few things for us while there.
He is lucky to spend time with the family and eat good food :)

Happy Friday xoxo

Thursday, October 27, 2011

cowboy - day 27

my sweet cowboy
his new favorite boots :)
he would rather wear nothing but if he has to...these are it :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

finding peace - day 26

lovely day at the park sitting on the dock. Found a little peace here :)

We have had a rough week.
I am letting go all the worry and just sitting with the peace.

Happy Wednesday xo

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

injured birds field trip - day 25

we took advantage of the great weather yesterday and went to visit the injured birds.
We love going to see all the great owls and Eagles, hawks and other birds.
Noah loves going and he talked about them all night :)

Happy Tuesday xo

Monday, October 24, 2011

Special Olympics - day 24


This video is older but still a great one to see.
I love it!

When Noah was in school last year in San Antonio he got to do a lot of SO practice.
He did a lot of bowling, running, ping pong, and something with a ball toss ( my mind is blank).
He loved it all and had so much fun.
All the volunteers were high school kids and they were great.
Special Olympics is great!

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

a happy journey - day 23


Our journey has been a blessed one.
As long as we have each other life is good.
It's not perfect but it is...a happy journey!

Happy Sunday xo

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Birthday Happiness - day 22

We always wake and take photos of Noah on his birthday.
He was sleepy but started singing right away.
Oh, he makes my heart happy.
I love my sweet beautiful boy!
We had a little party for him with just the three of us.
Before we went to his party at my sisters house later that night:)

Happy Saturday xo

Friday, October 21, 2011

keep reaching - day 21

keep reaching

I finally got this guy with my camera :)
makes me happy!

Happy Friday xo

Thursday, October 20, 2011

more alike than different - day 20


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

some inspiration - day 19

Found this inspiring and wanted to share with others who might feel inspired as well.
It really applies to all areas... life and art.

Happy Wednesday xo

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

21 things Noah loves - day 18

Just a short list of things he loves :)

Happy Tuesday xo

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Monday - day 17

oh happy days

Great clouds this weekend!

I'm busy trying to get stuff together to open an Etsy shop.
Hoping to sell prints, cards, post cards and calendars.
And some day when I unpack my jewelry stuff I can sell some of that as well :)
I'm on my third try at the calendar.
Have printed sets one and two and it was awful.
Took me just over two hours to work on a third set today...sigh.
I think I give up if the printing is awful ...again!
Not sure if I am cut out to do this but I wanted to give it a try :)

Happy Monday xo

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Birthday party - day 16

Saturday was such a nice day.
Noah and I made his cake.
We went to mass.
Had a party at my sisters house.
Noah loves to see all the cousins.
He got a bit overwhelmed at dinner and before the cake.
But, once the happy birthday song started he was so happy.
He loved opening his gifts too.
Poor guy was so tired by the time we got home.
It was a great day to celebrate my sweet boy.
Makes me so happy that my sister and her kids and their kids love him so much!

Happy Sunday xo

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Happy 10th Birthday Noah! - day 15


Happy Birthday sweet Noah!
It has been 10 blessed years with you.
You changed our world for the better
and make us better people.
We have enjoyed every small and big mile stone and accomplishment
knowing how hard you work at every little thing.
We are blessed with all the wonderful people
you have brought into our lives.
And blessed by all the love our families and friends give to you.

You are pure sweetness and joy and we love you to the moon!!!

Happy, Happy Birthday Noah!!!

Happy Saturday xo

Friday, October 14, 2011

last day to be 9 - day 14


Today is the last day to have a 9 year old.
He had a fun and busy day.
I think he had a great year.
lots of changes and he has done well with  it all.
I am always so proud of him :)

Happy Friday xo

Thursday, October 13, 2011

frome where I stand - day 13

These were taken over the weekend.
I have to laugh because the chickens were in love with my red toes nails.
They kept pecking me :)

I still have this crazy cough. I may need to go to the Dr. I just hate going to the Dr!

Our mornings have been crazy the last two weeks.
I slipped and didn't give Noah his vitamins for what seems like months.
So we started them back up again two weeks ago.
He is fighting every drop of liquid and pill form...its a fight.
After I am exhausted and drained.
Oh the drama!

He took them fine before.He didn't like it but he took it and no fight.
So this is new.
I have cleaned up more spit out than I care to.
The good news is he can now swallow a pill!
Everything has to be in liquid form for him to take, everything or a spray.
He took one chew of a chewable fish oil and had a fit and now he swallows it.
So, I guess this is all a good thing to happen just to know that he can swallow a pill.
I'm so proud of him.

It really is hard to see my little guy so upset and crying.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that next week will be much better and the drama will be over!
I have faith!

Happy Thursday xo


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

dreaming of hippotherapy - day 12

the white horse

We visit this sweet guy when we go see my sister.
Noah loves visiting with horses and riding them.
When we lived in Texas we would take Noah in the cooler months
to ride horses on the base and he so loved it.
I wish we could afford hippotherapy for Noah.
He would so love it and benefit greatly from it.
There are free programs where we lived in Pennsylvania but
the ones in Texas were crazy expensive. Have not found anything
near us here in Ohio yet. I hope to find something and free would be great!

Happy Wednesday xo

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Apple Butter Festival - day 11

 We went to an apple butter festival on Sunday.
It was such a nice day, almost like summer but with fall color.
I lived in this little town as a small kid and it was nice to see my old school and familiar things.

We went up the road to my sisters house after the festival.
Her grand kids were there and Noah loves being with his cousins.
Her chickens have grown so much and the kids had fun running around with them.
We visited the mules next door and enjoyed giving them some love.

We are loving this great warm weather we are having.
Trying to be out and about as much as possible before the cold and snow get here.

Happy Tuesday xo

Monday, October 10, 2011

all the little lights - day 10

 this was taken this summer with my phone and just edited the other day.

allergies have taken a good hold of me the last few days.
I have a cough that wont go away for several weeks
and now these allergies make me just want to shut my eyes and sleep. sigh!
I wanted to get on here and make my post for 31 for 21.

hope you had a great Monday xo

Sunday, October 9, 2011

imagination - day 9

Noah has a wonderful imagination.
I love watching him play and act things out.
Some times I have no idea where he gets things from but he is funny.

Life is good!

Happy Sunday xo

Saturday, October 8, 2011

the great runner - day 8

He is a great runner.
He loves to run.
It makes him happy to run.

Happy Saturday xo

Friday, October 7, 2011

a day in the life of Noah - day 7

a day in the life of Noah
a day in the life of Noah

we are loving this weather we are having.
wish it would stay like this all year!

Happy Friday xo

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

photo shoot - day 6

Had a photo shoot with Noah yesterday.  Well, I tried.
He was not happy to put clothes on with buttons or zippers.
He kept telling me, Come on and that he was sick. lol
Then he asked for everyone in my family back home in Texas and his boy cousin here in Ohio.
I think he thought they would come save him from having to get dressed.

So, when we got outside I told him to run and that made him happy.
He ran and ran and then wanted to climb the trees to look for Alvin.
He doesn't exactly pose or do what I want of him so I have to take a lot of photos.
If I get on my knees then so does he and we all start laughing that I can not get a good photo.
I did get a couple of good ones finally for his birthday photo so I am happy.
I love this boy!

Happy Thursday xo

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

bird watching - day 5

Noah loves looking for birds just like me.

this little guy came and sat for a long while in the tree out front.

It is so much to take a nature walk and bird watch during our day.
We both enjoy it, get fresh air and some exercise.

Happy Wednesday xo

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