Thursday, April 26, 2012

New Home

I'm moving the blog!  Blogspot has not been real cooperative these days, so I'm going to give another site a try.  If you wish to see it, head on over to:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Birthday #7!

I cannot believe our baby girl is seven.  Seven.  She is such a joy!  The light that shines in her eyes is something that is rarely seen this side of heaven.
The girlie had such a fun time bowling w/ her friends.  We were so thankful for those who could be there to celebrate our girlie's life.

Lindsay bowling

Sydney bowling

Emma kept score!

Rachel's turn!

Lucas did a great job!

Opening presents

All of her friends signed this bowling pin as a gift from the bowling alley.

Daddy made another amazing cake!

All of the kids got medals for doing a great job bowling.

How'd I do?
We are so blessed that we have such amazing friends that have stuck with us and love our girl!  We love you, Baby Girl!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Space Kidets

Space Kidets is a bounce house located in south Charlotte.  They donated an afternoon of free play to the Down syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte.  This meant that Emma got to go to bowling league in the morning and then to the bounce house in the afternoon.  What a day!  She had a blast!

Bowling League

The Char-Meck Therapeutic Recreation offered a six week bowling league on Saturday morning during the "cold" winter months this year.  We decided to sign Emma up to participate so that we could have something fun to do this "winter".  To say that she had fun would be a huge understatement.  She has been bowling a couple of times in the past w/ her class at school, but to see her so focused and having such a great time, was so nice for us to see.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Roller Skating

The huge grin never left her face!

The birthday girl!

For her friend, Marielle's, birthday, Emma went to the skating rink.  This was her first time ever on skates.  I am so thankful that Daddy came w/ us because she and I would have been on the floor probably the entire time.  She could not stay on her feet in the beginning.  She struggled so badly, but she was having so much fun.  By the end of the party, she was doing much better on the carpet.  She was able to do the "walking" skating.  Since she had so much fun though, we'll definitely have to take her back.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Christmas #3

We had a lovely visit w/ Gramma and Papa Holbrook.  Emma loves spending time w/ both sets of grandparents, and we are so thankful that she has the opportunity.

Opening her stocking

From Uncle Kurt, Aunt Jennifer, and Cousin Haley

As a joke, we gave Papa some shampoo as a gift.

Putting together Emma's present - a Cars 2 race track!

Helping Gramma open her present

Koziar's Christmas Village

The village is actually a farm near Reading, PA that the family has been decorating for over sixty years.  It started for just the family w/ decorating the house and parts of the property, but now the entire house, barn, land, everything is covered w/ lights.  It was really neat to see.  It was a bit cold and snowed a little, but we definitely enjoyed it.