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After being told I would never be able to have children, I am now a stay-at-home Mommy to Maddie who happens to have Down Syndrome. I've been married 16 years to my best friend, having the time of my life. Thanks for stopping by and sharing in our little journey through life.

Friday, April 1, 2011

A Day of Firsts

First time to eat a pickle!
First time Noah sat still for a picture!
First time to grocery shop from a list (for Maddie)!

I LOVE this idea!  I read about it here at this blog.  We only needed a few things so printed off the items we needed and put them in page protectors.  We brought along a dry erase marker.  When we found the picture and dropped it in the cart, Maddie very diligently "marked it off" the list.  I didn't even realize until we were walking out that she never once tried to get out of the cart.  That hasn't happened in weeks!

First swing picture in new glasses
Happy Friday!


  1. Love the swing picture! She is so adorable! You guys should be so proud! :) I am definitely happy for you and can't believe you have been married 11 years now! :)

  2. I'm so glad you had success with the grocery shopping list. I was just as amazed as you when my boys cooperated the entire grocery trip. It was AMAZING! :) Thanks for linking back. I'm so glad because it helped me find your blog and I really, truly love it...a ton. Happy belated birthday.

  3. I couldn't find your email on your blog. Will you email me? I have an opportunity you may be interested in. :)