Monday, July 27, 2009

Visit with our buddies and NDSC Meet-Up

I have a lot on my mind this week. Therapists, playdates, school newsletter editing, life with four kids...


the NDSC Convention begins Thursday evening this week and I'm so excited to finally meet some fellow Ds bloggers, hear great speakers, meet a favorite author, and get some new insight into this brave new world we entered some 20 months ago.

But more importantly, let me take a moment to ask you to please pray for our beautiful little local friend, Gabby. She is such a sweetie and she's having her heart repaired this Friday so she won't be able to be at the Convention. We're going to miss her beautiful smile and her mom, Sheree's, sunny personality. We also pray for the doctors and for her whole family. {{HUGS to you, Gabby!}}

Last Friday, we met our local Ds blogging buddies at a spray park. All the kids had a blast. You can see John Michael and Anna took full advantage of the fun. Greta's in the background on her scooter and Nic is somewhere getting soaked.
Below, John Michael is checking out Joaquin's camp hat. Joaquin didn't mind his hat being on his head one bit, which is more than I can say for my little guy who constantly removes any hat I put on his head. And apparently hats on other heads as well.
Here, Gabby and John Michael are sharing a little kiss. I think he's wishing her well for her upcoming surgery and recovery.
All in all, it was a super-fun afternoon catching up with our friends. Anna was great with John Michael.
Below... The Fab Four! From left to right... Sheridan, Gabby, Joaquin, and John Michael
Love those eyes!

On a final note... If you're heading out West to Sacramento for the Convention, we'd love to meet you. Please say hello! We'll be wearing our nifty DS Bloggers ID badge and so will about 10 others. You're welcome to join us for lunch on Saturday, but please leave a comment if you're planning to come. Meet us at the Registration Table at 12pm and we'll walk to a local restaurant. Hope to see you there!
PS: If you think you'd like to join us, comment here or on DS Bloggers so we know how many to expect. Thanks! and Happy Traveling!
FYI: Sacramento is very hot this time of year. Think upper 90's to low 100's for daytime and cool evening breezes in the 60's and 70's.


  1. wow, you got some GREAT pics!

    Thanks so much for the prayer request. It means so much to me...and gabby too!

    Have a great time at the comvention. We'll be there in spirit!

  2. love to see your get together buddy photos of the kids! have fun at the NDSC! I hope to go one of these days when it is closer to us.

  3. I so wish we could be there. I'd love for Micah to meet another genetically-enhanced boy his age. Have fun! Maybe next year we won't be in the midst of a move!

  4. Wow...looks like Gabby has her pick in fellas! What great pics of the kids!

  5. That is awesome! I love meeting new blogging buddies! Have a fabulous time and we'll be praying!

  6. Have a great time at the NDSC !! We went once and it was AWESOME!!!!! Wish I was going!!

    The fab four are adorable!!!!! And we will for sure be saying prayers for Gabby and her family, she is too cute!!

  7. So wish I could go to that convention but to far away. Great pictures, hope you have a wonderful time.

  8. Wish we could meet up with you! We were planning on going,but we have had this vacation planned for over a year! Tell us all about it though...our president of our local chapter Down syndrome society is going, along with a few other people from Fresno area...

    I will be praying for little Gabby as all the pics from the water park...