Saturday, October 30, 2010

Step Up For Down Syndrome 2010

As Down Syndrome Awareness Month wraps up, I am happy to have a moment to post pictures of the Step Up For Down Syndrome walk we participated in earlier this month. It was a terrible day weather wise...but nonetheless a blast because we were amongst our growing DS family. This year, instead of forming our own team, Tony, Joey and I joined the DS Mama Sisterhood team. Unfortunately it was too hectic to get a picture of the entire group (or even the kiddos together) this year. Anyway here are the pictures I was able to get. Between the rain, a baby who no longer stays on the blanket and trying to socialize with everyone, however, I did not get too many photos.
Joey and Daddy.
Joey and Mama.
Joey all ready for the walk.
Here are some of Joey's friends that were at the walk.
Adorable little Delilah.
Cute little Sofia enjoying her first DS walk.
Beautiful Cassidy.
Joey enjoying a chocolate chip cookie after the walk.
And at last, there is Joey hanging out with Sheridan on the rainbow blanket Joey and his friends were all pictured on last year.
Anyway...wish we could have gotten a picture with all the sisters. Oh well. Maybe next year.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Joey Steps Up His Gross Motor Game

Joey has been stepping up his gross motor skill game lately. He is now standing up in the middle of the room with no assistance. And he is pleased with himself when he does!
He literally went from using my leg or the wall one day...
Ignore the huge strawberry stain he is sporting in this photo. He received a change of clothing a short while later.

to getting up without it in the middle of the room the next. It was awesome.
Here's to Joey!

He is really making such great strides these days. We are so proud of him and we know he will be walking in no time at all. And I post will be the Step Up For Down Syndrome walk photos.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Punkin in the Pumpkin Patch

We took Joey to Fog Willow pumpkin farm on Saturday so he could pick out a pumpkin for Halloween. It was a beautiful day and I think he had a blast.

Joey finally found his Joey sized pumpkin

And here is the sleepy baby in the car when we were all done. Love those sleepy eyes!
I have so much catching up to do. Including pictures from todays Step Up For Down Syndrome (Sacramento's version of the Buddy Walk) that we participated in this morning. I will try to post more later this week.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Ladies Man

Here Joey is last Saturday at Gracie's 2nd birthday pancake party with some of the ladies.

From left to right we have Charity, Faith, Gabby, Joey in the middle, Gracie and Mikaya. We love all of these beautiful girls (all of whom are sporting an extra chromosome) and I just love Joey's excitement of being in the middle of them!