Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Firsts

Well this is my second attempt at this post, I was having some photo issues earlier and decided to try again once I got ho me.  And this was my original opening:  We've had a few 'firsts' for the residents of our household lately.  And as I was pondering this blog topic, I thought for sure I'd get to include Avery's first teeth, but no such luck! They are SO close, but haven't broken through the surface yet.  I am happy to report that since the first edit of the post, WE HAVE A TOOTH!!!!  And it seems there are a few more not too far behind. Unfortunately no tooth picture to add to the post yet.

Logan lost his first tooth, and Avery had her first trip to the pumpkin farm.

And I'm still having photo issues, ugh!  Guess I'll attempt an upload later.

We've got a busy weekend ahead of us.  We had family 'date' night tonight and ventured out for dinner.  Tomorrow we're heading to ZooBoo, a Halloween event at our zoo.  We're going with Logan's best buddy Ethan's family, and we haven't seen them in awhile, so it will be fun.

Then of course trick or treating on Sunday.  Logan is going as Superman, and Avery will be the same chicken her brother was for her first Halloween.  Although, I'm debating on finding something else for her because it's a very warm fleece costume and its supposed to be in the 70's on Sunday.

Hope your weekend brings more treats than tricks.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I know lots of others do a "Thankful Thursday" blog topic and I'm officially stealing the idea, just seems appropriate today.

  • I'm thankful for my amazing husband, who without even questioning or complaining takes care of the kiddos and things at home when I'm stuck at work for 16 hour days.
  • I'm thankful for my health, while not always perfect, I'm able to breath air everyday, hear my children's laughter, feel their kisses, smell all the scents that fall has to offer, and so much more.
  • For co-workers, who I actually enjoy working with and have fun with, helps make those 16 hour days a bit easier to endure.
May you find simple things today, that you're thankful for.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

October is also....

Down Syndrome Awareness Month!  I only know this because my little cousin Alayna has Down Syndrome.  Which is a bit sad really that there are SO many companies and organizations involved in Breast Cancer Awareness but you don't hear too much about DS Awareness.  So with this little blog post I hope to help bring awareness to these wonderful children.

Through Alayna (and her wonderful mom Rochelle and their blog ) I've learned a lot about Down Syndrome and that she's just a wonderful little girl who happens to have Down Syndrome.  Another truly inspiring family that I was 'introduced' to through Rochelle, has adopted two children with Down Syndrome, you can read about their daily antics here.

They are both amazing and inspirational families, who we can all learn some life lessons from.  And someday I hope to get to meet Miss Alayna in person :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Every 69 seconds

that's how often a woman dies from breast cancer in the world, every 69 seconds.  It's a staggering number.  Being that it is October I thought I'd share.  I'm not really sure how I feel about breast cancer awareness.  I think at this point we're pretty 'aware' that it's out there, at least most people who know me anyways:)  Maybe we need to move beyond awareness, and lean towards things like prevention and a CURE perhaps! 

I've never used to be too fond of pink (Avery has helped change that), and I also am not a fan of how October and the pink ribbon are often used as a shameless plug to sell products.  Companies will put a ribbon on anything and say that proceeds go towards research and such.  But you can never really be sure, and unfortunately it usually is just that, a shameless way to sell. 

There are of course, legit companies out there, like Komen and others, but  please just be wary.

So if I can teach one other thing, it's also to get to know your body, know what's there, what may be different.  Self exams are one of the most important keys to prevention.  I found my cancer by a self exam in the shower one day, so it truly saved my life.