Monday, May 10, 2010

Angelman Syndrome

Please take the time to watch this wonderful video. The song is so true. No one ever plans for their family not to be "perfect". We all plan our lives based on "perfect". The "it will never happen to me" mentality. My sweet nephew Carter was born with Angelman Syndrome. My sister, his mom, is my BEST friend in the whole world. We live 4 minutes from each other. We wanted to raise our kids as siblings, not just cousins, yeah we are that close and crazy! Our lives are still close and TIGHTLY entwined. Her son Carter is turning 5 this month and our lives are FAR from the "perfect" lives we always had planned. Life is HARD! I encourage you to familiarize yourself with this syndrome. Awareness is half the battle in receiving proper funding for a cure. We are walking as a family this Saturday to support our Carter Bug. Feel free to click on the link on my sidebar. It is not just to donate, but is a great site for help and information. If you would like to join us to walk this weekend we would LOVE it!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Kid's Art Center

A few months back I created this little space in my kitchen for the kiddos to do some of their crafting. We have had the table for a while, but I had it hidden in the basement. The paper organizer used to house some of my scrapbook papers. The shelves were Target clearance years ago. I had everything on hand. A fresh coat of paint and everything is good as new! It was great to transform a space just for the kids! They LOVE it!!! Adler got right to work :)
The polka dot bulletin board just isn't big enough for all the creating my two little ones do. With Summer coming and the kids around more often what will you do to help them explore their creativity?