Fave-O-Lit Friday; 31 for 21: Day 30


IMG_004621 Things We Love About The Quail

1. that bobbin of hair at the top of her head

2. the way her eyes crinkle up when she grins ear to ear

3. the way her eyes stay trained to Lovey waiting for him to notice her

4. the way she gets our attention by saying, “Uh!” when she has waited far too long

5. the way she grabs our face with two hands and pulls it to her to taste our noses

6. the way we leave her in one spot, go to get something, come back 30 seconds later and she is somewhere else.

7. the way she nuzzles her bunny lovey to her face

8. the way her eyes light up when you bring out the cereal bowl

9. the way her eyes stay trained to yours when you look at her

10. the way she lets you know by screaming when she’s had enough “affection” from her big sister

11. the way she nuzzles into your neck when you hold her up on your shoulder

12. the way she lifts her legs when you pull out a diaper to change her

13. the way she laughs (heh-heh-heh) when you press your face into her belly and give her a raspberry

14. the way she lifts her little arms up overhead when she wants you to pick her up

15. the way she concentrates so fully on the television when Baby Einstein comes on

16. the way you can feel her heart beat as you kiss the soft fontenalle on her head

17. the sweet baby, milky, yeasty way she smells

18. the way she splish-splashes in the tubby

19. the way she hollars a reminder to come get her if everyone has congegrated in a room that she isn’t in

20. the community that she has brought us along into with her

21. her, just her.

corner view: l’agua


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31 for 21 Day 28, Lovin the Buddy Walk!



October 25, 2009 was our first Buddy Walk! Our Down syndrome Family Alliance organized an excellent turnout! There were games for the kids, face painting, clowns with balloon animals, hot dogs, BBQ, free ice cream, beautiful weather and lovely fellowship! And the treat of the day, Chris Burke from the TV show, “Life Goes On” and his band! Very fun. I had the privilage of seeing him perform about 15 years ago when I was in Graduate School. I have to say I enjoyed it and his positive message to families about believing in your children and they can do anything so very much more today! All in all a good time was had by all and I look forward to the next DSFA event in December!IMG_0127

Gratitude Journal, 31 for 21 day 25

IMG_96861. “Too many” dinner invitations (um there’s never really too many!)

2. White chicken chili

3.falling stars

4. a good boss

5. other mommas reaching out

6. new friends

7. old friends

8. family

9. Chula cat

10 3 year olds fashioning their dreams over taking care of her family when they grow up

11. a brisk  fall day

12. Roast chicken and The Art of Simple Food

13. Warm Apple cake with Lemon glaze

14. First swing rides!

15. First tricycle rides!

16. Lovey taking the night shift

17. Just Lovey

18. a wet noodle cat in my lap

19. Dr. Suess

20. Mother Nature

21. late term engorgement after a good nursing session