Friday, May 29, 2015

Oh Hey, Friday Favorites!

Hello, Friday!

It was a short week, but I'm really happy the weekend is here.  After this past weekend, I'm ready to be in summer mode, so I can relax just a bit! Only one more week of school!

Without further ado, here's what I'm loving right now:

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We have a walker!!!

Liam is now 21 months old. He was an early cruiser, so his therapists expected him to walk unassisted by 18 months.  He started to take 1-2 unassisted steps between furniture just before he turned 18 months, but he didn't progress beyond that.  The average age for a child with Down Syndrome to walk is 2-4.  I wasn't worried, mainly because he's tiny, he's my last baby, and I knew he would do it. 

On Wednesday, his occupational therapist was here, and not only did he reach all his OT goals in just 3 short months, but she kept telling me he would walk soon.  At the end of the session, as she was writing her paperwork, he took 5 giant steps across the living room.  He looked SO proud of himself as he walked toward me.  It truly took my breath away!  I immediately started crying because he had to work so much harder than my "typical" kids to achieve this goal.  It was such an incredible moment!

Look who's walking! ❤  Liam's therapists thought he would be walking by 18 months because he was an early cruiser. He did start taking 1-2 unassisted steps between furniture just before 18 months, but hasn't progressed beyond that in 3 months. Yeste

{TWO}

I'm not sure anything will top the first one, but I'll try! I love these shoes from Target. I bought them just before Easter, and I wear them all the time.  They go with everything!


{THREE} 

This picture is one of my new favorites.  "Women drivers.  Geez."

Women Drivers. GEEZ. #sundayfunday 

{FOUR}

Chocolate Chip Cookie S'mores.  Enough said.  Recipe HERE.

Chocolate Chip Cookie S'mores are #ontheblog and they are DELICIOUS! ❤ #smores 

{FIVE}

Bubble Painting.  My girls LOVE to do this! It's such an easy, fun activity!

Lily's new favorite activity?  Painting with bubbles! #activitiesforkids

{SIX}

My love for making headbands was rekindled. I forgot how quick and easy it is!  A few shabby flowers, a few elastic headbands, a needle and thread, and 10 extra minutes.  DONE!

2 elastic bands + 4 shabby flowers + 10 minutes of time = matching patriotic headbands for my girls! ❤ It only took me 2 years before I finally decided to make them!

{SEVEN}
  
We loved Dylan's first chorus concert!  This was the first year the school had a 4th grade choir, and they did a great job!  I cried my way through it! 

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{EIGHT} 

Liam was chosen to be a brand enthusiast for Olly Oaks!  They have the cutest moccasins. I can't wait to get our first item! 

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Liam loves the camera and I love to take pictures.  There are so many people who don't believe Down Syndrome can be beautiful, but it can be.  I love sharing my beautiful boy, who has the most contagious smile, with the world!

I ❤ my little tour guide! He has been taking steps and standing for longer periods of time all afternoon.  It's like something clicked and he can suddenly do all these things! #mylittlestwarrior 

                                        XOXO

Happy Friday!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  


I'm linking up with Andrea, Narci, and Erika for Friday Favorites!  

I'm also linking up with September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for Oh Hey, Friday!

16 comments:

  1. He is the masterpiece of precious!!! That smile ... brightens the day! Be proud momma - always, I know!

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  2. Yay Liam! I keep meaning to grab a pair of those shoes from Target and every time I am there I forget! The headbands you made are so cute. :) Beautiful pictures of your kiddos. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you!
      The shoes are so cute and comfortable! Definitely worth it!

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  3. Such fun pictures of your sweet family!!!

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  4. Yay for Liam walking! I love his smile! I love that he got chosen to represent the brand. He is so adorable! It always amazes me how much emotion things like our kids being in concerts provokes. I always tear up too. I love the head bands. They are adorable. Great job!

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  5. And I appreciate all the sweet pictures you post of your family. Liam has a beautiful smile. Happy little boy.

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    1. He is a happy little guy! Thank you for all your sweet comments!

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  6. Yay for Liam! Walking and being a brand rep? So exciting! Your pictures always make me smile!

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  7. Yeah for walkers! And, the women drivers pic cracks me up! Hope you guys are having a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you! We had a great weekend. Hope you did, too!

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  8. Aaahh yay!!! Congrats on the walker... or not ;). Hehe it is always a bit hard on a mama's heart. I am LOVING those sandals too.

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    1. Thank you! I'm happy about it for now. Ask me again when I'm chasing him at the park!

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