Friday, December 23, 2016

Catching up...

 It's been way too long since I've actually sat down to write. So here's a quick update...CHOP Buddy Walk was amazing! The kids had a blast, the team was amazingly supportive and Porter's Peeps raised over $11,000 for the Trisomy 21 Program at CHOP. THANK YOU to our village who came out to make this happen!  

We spent much of October outside, as we were blessed with a mild fall. We played basketball, had lots of fall festival fun, cheered on Penny as she cheered during football games, enjoyed playground time, celebrated daddy's birthday and so much more! 
For Halloween, we had fun dressing up as the crew from Doc McStuffins. The kids LOVE this Disney Channel show and so do I! The "Time for your Checkup" song has definitely made doctor appointments easier for Porter and Pax to understand.  
Porter started horseback riding. He loves riding "my pony," Gaelan. Therapeutic riding is such a cool therapy...he definitely enjoys it!
 We celebrated Nana's birthday with our cousins.
 This crew is definitely fun!
And, before the month was over, Porter took a pause and spent three weeks in a full leg cast. We're still not certain of what the injury was (we know he hurt his leg wrestling with Pax), but the orthopedic doc was on point...three weeks in a cast seemed to do the trick.
We traveled to Phoenix to visit the Thompsons for Thanksgiving...I'll post about that fun soon. And now, we find ourselves at the end of December. We've been reading a Christmas book a day as in years past. We've been chasing our elves around the house. But we've been on the go  much more than ever before. The days pass quickly. These kids grow in the blink of an eye. They  make life interesting and fun and messy and perfect all at the same time. 

I hope to post more about our many adventures soon. Happy Holidays!