I love living in a little town for a lot of reasons they have a cute little 4th of july celebration at the park put on by the church. the kids love it. I think they used all their tickets on the slide. But, sometimes living in a little town can have its negatives, for example, every year they have the little miss summer days contest. this is for ages 2-12 I have done it for the last three years just because it was a way for me to advocate for kids with Down syndrome. And , this year I put Cianna in it because she really wanted to do. I wasn't going to do it this year at all because every year the same girls win. there are a lot of other cute little girls too. But every year it is the same well known families that win and the girl that puts on the pageant, her little girl wins every year. I am not saying that my girls should win I am just saying Pick someone else and give them a chance!!! I am way done I won't be doing it next year. so, the pictures are from that and from the 4th of july. after the carnival we went to our friends house for a barbeque. Happy 4th of july!
Donate to Reece's Rainbow and give a child with Down syndrome a forever family. In Eastern Europe when a child is born with Down syndrome they are told that there isn't any place for them in society and that they are better off in the orphanage. Even if the family decides to keep their child most end up taking them to an orphanage because of lack of support. and resources. Reece's Rainbow is ran by a mom who has a child with Down syndrome she has dedicated her life to helping these children. I have been following Reece's Rainbow since 2006. And every time I look at those little faces my heart breaks for them. I see my daughter who also has Down syndrome and I can't imagine what her life would have been like if she was born in a different country. My hope is that someday I will be able to be a mom to one of these little angels but, until that time I will do what ever I can to help these children find families. The sadest part of this story is that if these children are not adopted by the time they are 4, 5 sometimes 6 they are transferred to institutions where many can no longer be adopted. The conditions of these institutions are horrible and many of the children die within a year of being there. Click on the picture below and it will take you to the site where you can make a donation. Your donation will be saving a child's life. No amount is to small.