Tuesday, March 30, 2010

See and Learn-First Word Pictures

Ruby's speech therapist is using a program like this with Ruby.Just thought I would share the link

See and Learn

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Winner of CSN Giveaway

The winner of my Giveaway is Cathy at A walk in Lily's Garden!Congratulations Cathy I hope you enjoy the crock pot!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mom homeschools her daughter who has Down syndrome

In His Care: Our Story of Raising a Child with Down Syndrome
By Beth Grove

I was hearing my doctor�s voice, but it seemed as if he were talking to me through a tube, and the reality of what he was telling me was too much to comprehend. His voice then became clearer as I heard him say ��and all these symptoms suggest that your baby has Down syndrome.� He went on to say more but the words �Down syndrome� bounced around in my mind like one of those Super Balls I played with as a child. How could this be happening?

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Sunday, March 21, 2010


World Down Syndrome Day 2010

Down Syndrome International has officially earmarked 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day. The date was chosen to signify the uniqueness of Down syndrome in the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome and is used synonymously with Down syndrome. Commemoration of World Down Syndrome Day started on 21 March 2006.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

CSN Store Giveaway

As a mom of many I like it when I can do something that helps make my life a little easier.One of the things that I like to use is my crock pot, especially on those super busy days when it is great to come home and open the door to the good smells of a supper already prepared.
The good people at CSN Stores contacted me and offered me an item to giveaway.I'm excited to giveaway this Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6 quart slow cooker.
This Giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada.
If you would like to enter the giveaway just go to the CSN Store and then come back and tell me about something you liked.
For extra entries leave me separate comments:
2 entries: Follow my blog
1 Entry:Blog it.
1 Entry:Post it on Facebook
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The Giveaway starts today and ends on March 27th
I will be using Random.org to pick the winner.You will have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail if you are the winner.I will go to the next winner if you do not reply.
Item will be shipped to you from CSN.
I did not receive compensation in any form for this Giveaway.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Toddler Beds

In my previous post I talked about looking at some kids beds and that got me to thinking about what kind of bed Ruby will need when she graduates out of her baby bed.I thought this
toddler bed was unique,it will sit up into a chair.

For you ladies that have a child with Down syndrome that have already moved out of their crib what type of bed do you have for your child?Toddler or regular twin and what do you feel is safest?Do you have some type of rail to keep them from falling out?

I think it might be awhile before Ruby moves to a bed other than her crib simply because she is so small,about the size of a one year old.If your child is still in a baby bed what do you plan on putting them in when they need to graduate from crib to big kid bed?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dolls,Signs, Rockers and Beds

Ruby adores her baby dolls.She can clearly say "Baby" and has also learned the sign for baby.She has many board books with babies in them and she turns the pages and points at the pictures and says,"Baby" and then signs baby.
Ruby has been sick with a cold and I have been having to wipe her nose quite often.Yesterday she sat playing with one of her baby dolls and picked up the cloth that I had been using to keep her face clean and she wiped her doll's nose.So sweet!

I have been so happy to see Ruby using the signs she is learning.She signs for her milk now instead of crying for it.She looks at me and signs 'Milk 'and then holds her arm out towards the kitchen and signs 'Milk'again.She has even added to her sign for 'Bubbles' by touching her lips with her fingers and then holding her hand away from her face and making the sign for 'Bubbles'.

I am thinking about getting Ruby a little rocking chair because she really liked a rocking chair that her Auntie has at her house.I found this one that I think might be perfect because Ruby would also be able to put her baby doll next to her ,I found it here.I also like this precious rocking horse.

After I looked at rockers I looked at the kids beds this cute Dora bed caught my 6 year old daughter's eye.She loves anything with Dora on it.

I always wanted a canopy bed when I was a little girl and thought some of these were gorgeous.


I have been offline for the last couple of days because Ruby and I have a terrible cold.I just got online and saw all the great advice for Ruby's dry skin!Thanks so much to all who commented on my previous post :) It's so great to be able to turn to all of you wonderful ladies!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dry Skin- Help!

Ruby has just recently started having some issues with extremely dry chapped skin on different areas of her body.I think it could be from a change in her bath soap.
Do any of your children have that? What do you use?