Thursday, September 1, 2016

Calling our Peeps!

We're one month away from CHOP Buddy Walk. We'd love for you to join our team!
Visit Porter's Buddy Walk Page for more information!
These two hope to see you there!
Thank you so much to everyone who has and continues to support Porter's Peeps in the CHOP Buddy Walk!

The Down Syndrome Diary

I finished my entry for the Down Syndrome Diary in July. It's a project started by a mom from the Detroit area who has a goal of providing more than just medical information to those who receive a Down syndrome diagnosis. By sharing our stories, the hope is that others will gain knowledge and find support through our community. The original diary has been to ten countries and is close to complete. There are six new diaries making the rounds and I had the opportunity to share our story in one of those!
Here is what I wrote:

Thanks always for following our story and supporting Porter! We are so thankful for our village!


Where did you go August? I can't believe today's September 1st! Here are some quick highlights and random thoughts from our past month...
We enjoyed a month off from swim season, but still tried to enjoy the pool when we had time. 
We used our time to refocus and unpack. 
Porter started a 12 week course of outpatient OT at CHOP. 
Penny ditched the training wheels on her bike.
Pax slept through the night a few times.
We got to know our neighbors a bit better thanks to our neighborhood block party.

The kids loved playing basketball in the driveway.
We made it to the Schuylkill County Fair for the first time in glad we made it!
My HS girlfriends still make my world a better place.
I don't know what I'd do without our support system of our parents, sisters and brother-in-laws, daycare family, friends and village!
Putting the water table on the back deck was one of the best decisions we've made here.
We went crazy for the Olympics!
Pax started singing along to songs in the car. His current favorites are Crocodile and Dino Dig from our Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band CD. 
We did a 5K to support Sebastian Riding Association...we hope Porter will start riding soon.
Pax's ear checked out great post-tubes!
Porter jumped in muddy puddles and made my co-workers smile. 
We went to a Phillies game with Papa and our friend Evan's fun!
Penny had her first sleepover, had a great Nana-day and started cheer-leading.
We love LuLaRoe.
Everyone was happy to have Uncle Chris in town for a few was so nice to get the Villanova crew together!
There's never a dull moment here with this crew. They keep my hands and heart full.