Monday, April 8, 2013


I can't believe that Lexi Sassypants is 4.  It seems like just yesterday I was arguing with my OB on whether I should drive to the hospital to deliver this baby or if she should call an ambulance.  (For the record, I won the debate and we made it to the hospital.  My doctor still talks about how much I stress her out.)

Yesterday was Lexi's birthday party.
She loved her new hand puppets

We had to sing and blow out candles twice. It was her favorite part of the day.

Girlfriend loves her pompoms.

And she has rediscovered Wii Dance Kids.  She's got moves.

Lexi is also loving her new trampoline.  Her physical therapist will be thrilled!
Today was a little more low key.  It's was a beautiful day so the kids and I headed to the park for the first time this season.

We returned home to a birthday treat:  sweet potato french fries.  She asked for chips and salsa, but I decided 3 times in 2 days might be a little much.

And then, of course, more singing and blowing out candles.
These boys make me melt, the way they love their sister.

God bless them.  They get so excited for her.

Happy Birthday Alexis!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Volunteers: Pay Attention!

You could make a difference in the life of this little girl:

If you are looking for a way to get involved in the community and volunteer and make an impact in the life of a person with Down syndrome, here's something to consider.

"GiGi’s Playhouses are Down syndrome awareness and educational centers that provide resources, specialized teaching, and support to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community."  There are about 16 of these centers across the country now, and I'm excited to announce that Gigi's Indy is officially under construction!  The executive board is currently being gathered.  This is a huge commitment and people are needed, especially those "with a passion for finance, marketing, legal, accounting, education, development, and *of course* enhancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome."

Please look at the website, and look deep within yourself.  Would you consider joining us?

"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others."