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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Saturday Stuff

A couple weeks ago I was tagged by Kei from Unlimited, and I'm finally getting to it!

I have learned from Kayla:
Not to underestimate her
She'll do things when she's ready to
The pride only a parent can know when their child reaches a milestone
Sometimes it's just better, and easier, to eat with your fingers
How fun it can be to stop and pick up leaves from the sidewalk; everyday

What I wish for Kayla's future (love and happiness are a given):
True, honest, genuine friendships
Independence - to the best of her abilities
Success - however she chooses to define that
Pride in herself and her accomplishments

I won't tag anyone specifically, but please feel free to do this for your own child(ren)!

Since this is Down Syndrome Awareness Month I wanted to highlight two wonderful businesses.
The first is Simply Adorable Blankets - and you should check them out because they are, simply adorable! This is a non-profit organization created to provide opportunities for young adults with disabilities. It was started by two mothers who each have a daughter with Down syndrome. I know I'll be ordering a blanket for the baby we're expecting!

They also have another company called Creekside Cookies and More - go take a look at their yummy mixes such as Strawberry Shortcake and Pumpkin Drop Cookies!

Shelley from Life as Household 6 is giving away a $20 virtual gift card to be used at either of these businesses. I'm in! Read this post for all the information on how to enter and win.

Renee and Karen gave me the Thanks so much Renee and Karen!
I'm passing it on to:
Andrea from Sgt and Mrs. Hub
Kerry from Unexpected Journeys
Jennifer from Pinwheels

Corey gave me the (The Community Blogger Award celebrates people who reach out and makes the blogger community a better one.) Thank you Corey! I'm honored!
I'm giving it to:
Jessica - from Raising Joey
Laura from This Is Me
Nancy from The Heart of a Family

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Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Thanks Michelle for the award! You always make me smile when I come over here.

Your list about Kayla was so touching. It's amazing how full of dreams our hearts are when it comes to our children. Kayla is blessed to have you and Joe as her parents, and the guidance you will provide as you help her find the unique purpose God has for her life.

I have to say that it can be just more fun to eat with your fingers as well! :)


T*mmy said...

Miz Kayla would have a big time in my leaves...lol!

Great post!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Didn't you know eating with your fingers is more fun?

Loved the two things...Kayla is going to make you proud.

Karen said...

What a sweet list of things. Yes, eating with the fingers is sometimes easier for both mommy and the little one.

Corey~living and loving said...

YOu are more than welcome. YOu certainly seserve this award. :)
Hope your weekend is great!

Tammy and Parker said...

I can't think of a sweeter blogger to get such fun awards!

Karen said...

We just got back from our weekend away, and have bought a cute wee gift for Kayla. I will send it over as a Christmas gift, but do feel free to open it early if you like :-)

Oh and I came by to tell you I've given you the Sweet Treat award too, I didnt' notice Renee had awarded you as well. Receive a double Sweet treat :-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and such love from your heart!!! If we would only stop and really see our children then we would have a truly touching tribute as you have for "our little Kayla" love Mom

Nancy said...

Awwwww! THANKS, Michelle!

You are an inspiration to me!

jennifergg said...

Thank you so much! And I LOVE candy corn (maybe I'm the only person in the world?) so I especially love the button! :)

Kerry said...

Thank you so MUCH!! I thought I replied to this but my age must be showing... it means so much to me :):)

Jessica said...

Thank you for the award! I'll give it out to someone tomorrow! THANKS!

Renee's Ramblings said...

What a beautiful list about Kayla. You know, there is just something about eating with your fingers- sometimes it's just better that way!

Renee's Ramblings said...

Oops! I forgot to add...congrats on your awards!