Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Emerson's Entourage 2010

Sit back, turn it up, and shake your bootie :=)

If there is too much buffering, the link is below.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Boat Baby

Emerson had another fun weekend out on the boat!

Thanks Miss Ali and Mr. Tom for taking our family to the Banana River, we all had a blast!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Emerson's Entourage- Photo Shoot Sept. 5th

Just wanted to remind you that Nelson's photography is offering a FREE mini session for anyone you donates $75 or more to Emerson's Entourage. Nelson's photography is setting up 30 minute appointments on September 5th at Cypress Grove Park in South Orlando. Please have your donation in by Sunday, August 30th to take advantage of the free session!

To take advantage of this deal, simply go to
and donate. You will then receive a gift certificate via email to set up your photo shoot. If you do have a gift certificate but have not set up your appointment, please be aware of the August 30th deadline.

Please visit his blog to view some of his work:

Friday, August 6, 2010

Emerson's Entourage 2010

It’s that time again, when our family begins preparing for the annual walk around Lake Eola to support people with Down syndrome. This year the walk has changed names yet the funds raised will continue to go The Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida. The Step Up for Down Syndrome walk will be held on Saturday, October 16th at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando.

Parents who learn for the first time that their baby will be or has been born with Down syndrome have questions; they hunger for information and need support. DSACF offers a critical map that guides parents and families to navigate their way through this new and unfamiliar territory. Parents soon learn that their sons and daughters are exuberant, resilient, and blessed with the same ambitions to explore, grow, and thrive as any child!

With the help of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida, individuals with Down syndrome and their families continue to learn to navigate their way through the sometimes treacherous terrain and find assurance that life for the entire family can be a truly fulfilling journey!

The DSACF annually serves 787 families as well as many area physicians, other healthcare providers and educators. DSACF offers support to individuals with Down syndrome and their families in a 7 county area by providing financial, educational, and informational resources that assist them in reaching their full potential.

Parents of children born with Down syndrome quickly find that their journey is one of those off-road adventures. Yes, there will be bumps in the road, unforeseen turns, and many challenges but there will also be heartwarming explorations, miraculous moments, and countless rewards.

Our family would be honored if you would Step Up for Down Syndrome!

*To make an online donation or register to walk, please visit our secure site:

*This year we have partnered with an amazing man and photographer. Nelson’s Photography has graciously offered a free mini photo session for anyone who pledges $75 or more to Emerson’s Entourage. You simply make the donation on Emerson’s Entourage’s Firstgiving site and Nelson will be in contact with you to schedule your photo shoot. All photo shoots will be held at Cypress Grove Park (off of Holden Ave/Orange Ave ) on September 5th. He will be scheduling 30 minute sessions per family. Please visit his blog to view some of his work:

Emerson is one lucky little lady to have so many people care and love her. Travis and I truly appreciate all of your guidance and support.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Wee Ride

Emerson continues to ride in style.....

I hope you enjoy the pictures because I almost had a few major accidents trying to capture the action shots!!

22 Months

Ok, I'm the first to admit that I haven't updated Emerson's blog in months but it is a lot harder when she is running around everywhere!! I'll try to catch you up a bit on some of the fun things we've been doing!

She's got talent!

The proud artist at work.

This is called lazy floating.

Pretending to go night-night in Lucy's bed at Grammy's house.

Like I said above, Emerson is everywhere and into everything! She successfully opens doors (thank goodness for our alarm system), climbs on top of anything she is not supposed to, loves taking bike rides, has the cutest dance moves, enjoys strutting around the house with a purse and tutu, swims underwater, likes to shake her head NOOOO, hates getting her hair done, has lots of friends, and still does not like most vegetables!

She is a bundle of fun and we couldn't imagine our lives without the little princess. Emerson will be starting a part time school in the end of August. I am hoping to sub at the same school to give myself some adult interaction and to keep a close eye on E. :-) We are so excited for her because we know she will have a blast with the other children!!
I hope to post more regularly once I have a little more time on my hands!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Miss Rebecca

Emerson has offically graduated from physical therapy! It is very sad to our family because Miss Rebecca, her physical therapist is like family to us. She has been working with Emerson since she was 3 months old. We appreicate all the time, ideas, suggestions, and love that Miss Rebecca has given to our sweet little girl!

Fishy Fishy

Emerson has become quite the little fish this summer. She is currently taking swimming lessons on Saturday mornings and getting lots of practice at our neighbors pool. She loves the water just like her momma!!

Princess Emerson at Disney

This past July, Orlando was lucky enough to host The National Down Syndrome conference! It was the first national conference that Travis and I attended on Down syndrome. It was inspiring to see all of the other families and learn more about Emerson's future. We feel extremely blessed to be living in such a wonderful community that has many resources available (unlike many families that we met). While Travis and I were at the conference, Emerson spent some quality time with Gramma and Grammy. Here are some photos of Emerson while taking a visit at The Magic Kingdom with Grammy. A special thank you to Great Aunt Gail for making Emerson her very own Princess Emerson dress! :-)