Monday, January 31, 2011

Fancy Nancy Update.

Thank you so much to everyone who voted. I wish I would have known about this sooner, but for only being in the contest 1 week, I'm overwhelmed at all the support and the sweet comments. Thank you for showing Riley that she's more alike than different, and for embracing her fancy extra chromosome.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Don't forget to VOTE!

Only the top 20 will be finalist so please vote everyday!

Vote for my Fancy Nancy Fantastic Fan Photo: Riley's Fancy Flapper

Wordless Wednesday(Pics from School)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Please help.

Hey everyone out there in "Blogland". I just got my sweet little angel to bed, after reading 3 books. She loves to hear stories and to "read" to me. I'm so happy she is developing a love of books. I have often thought how I wish there were more stories with children with Down Syndrome in them. Since she was born, I have searched for some fiction books about children with Downs, and have found only 1. I do have a dear friend who is working on remedying this by writing a story, inspired by Riley, which I truly hope gets published. But in the meantime, I have found a contest that would allow Riley to be apart of one of her favorite series, Fancy Nancy. I have entered Riley in this contest and would love her to win. I think it would be wonderful to have her represent children with Down Syndrome, so I'm asking PLEASE HELP. You can vote for Riley by clicking here. Fancy Nancy Fantastic Fan Photo Contest Thanks, the winner will be announced Feb. 2 keep your fingers crossed

Monday, January 24, 2011

I made this video in October for Down Syndrome Awareness month. Riley truly is the best most unexpected blessing I could have ever asked for. For those of you who don't know our story, we were unaware Riley would have DS, we were told shortly after she was born, and although we knew our lives were forever changed, We couldn't have imagined on that day a little over 5 years ago, how much our lives would change for the better.I didn't know it then, but She is EXACTLY what I needed. I am so proud to be her mom. I thank God everyday that he trusted me with something so precious. The song is from one of our favorite movies(the first one Riley saw in theater) and I think it fits, she is the best thing I never knew I needed, I'm sure glad, God did! Do any of you have an experience with something unexpected that changed your life? I'd love to hear your stories.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Creed for Babies With Down Syndrome

My face may be different, but my feelings the same.

I laugh and I cry and take pride in my gains.

I was sent here among you to teach you to love as God in the heavens looks down from above.

To Him, I'm no different. His love knows no bounds;

It's those here among you in cities and towns that judge me by standards that man has imparted,

But this family I've chosen will help me get started.

For I'm one of the children so special and few that came here to learn the same lessons as you.

That love is acceptance, it must come from the heart;

We all have the same purpose, though not the same start.

The Lord gave me life to live and embrace, and I'll do it as you do? But at my own pace.

As I am getting back into blogging I wanted to reshare this.

Friday, January 21, 2011

ok ok, so I know I keep promising to Blog more, but Life is so hectic it's hard to find the time. I have made it a Resolution to do better this year, I am going to revamp the blog(hopefully this weekend) and start posting something everyday, even if it is just a picture of my adorably cute 5 year old. Check back soon for updates! Thanks for all who have stayed with me through my absence. ~ Alena