Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Celebrating 3/21....with a giveaway

World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated
on the 21st day of the third month of year
to symbolize a third copy of the 21st chromosome in Down syndrome.





Today is
World Down Syndrome Day
and we are celebrating
the many "wonderful"
things we see and know about
Down Syndrome!


We are celebrating Jonathan,
and all of his accomplishments in life!

One area that Jonathan struggles daily in is speech,
he only has about a 50 word vocabulary.
So, for us sign language is something our whole family is learning.
With the help of books, flash cards,
and Signing Time we are learning a little bit each day.


Here is the giveaway....



We are giving away the Signing Time set
ABC & 123s

If your not familiar with Signing Time or these videos go
HERE
and have a look :)




Ways to enter:

* Just leave us a comment
* For a second entry tell if you know someone with down syndrome
* For a third entry blog this giveaway...we hope to raise awareness of the "positive"
things that
come along with down syndrome

The winner will be selected by Random.org on Monday, March 26.

35 comments:

cathy said...

You have a wonderful blog! bless your entire family & especially Jonathan, today!

xoxo
cathy

cathy said...

I know Miss Lily Rice, she has designer genes...
You can read about Lily at "A Perfect Lily" & about the wonderful things her Mama does to help children

xoxo
cathy

Nikki said...

I enjoy your blog so much. I have never personally seen any Signing Time videos but have read about them on another blog. I love to see what a BIG part Jonathan is to your family and how proud you are of him. He certainly is well loved. :)

Nikki said...

We have friends that have a son that is now in his 20's with "special genes." I also follow a blog and their sweet Addison has DS too. :) Infact her mama just wrote a post you might like to read. www.deannajsmith.com/2012/03/perhaps-you-should-sue-god.html It came about after the case that has been in the news about the couple that sued a dr. after their daughter was born with DS four years ago. I thought Deanna did a good job of pointing out that ALL children are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Nikki said...

I also blogged about your giveaway. :)

Kulla Klan said...

I enjoy reading your blog. A friend showed it to me when she realized our families were similar in size.

Kulla Klan said...

I have a 9 year old niece and an almost 4 year old great nephew with Down Syndrome.

Lovelace Family Blog said...

I am so excited about today, I have a little boy named Karson, that I use to babysit that has down syndrome. He is now 7 and doing so well. He is so special and since we have moved I miss him and his family so much. I use to watch these videos and would love to someday get them for my children. I love sign language and am fluent, but I really need to start teaching them more. Thank you for this time inspiration.

Duska

Rebekah said...

Every child is a gift from God! Jonathan is a Special Blessing! May God Bless your family!
Rebekah

Rebekah said...

I do know of a little girl about 5 yrs.who has Downs Syndrome.She goes to my uncles church. She is so sweet to watch her singing in church. I would love to win the dvds for my daughter who is learning this. She tries to sign gospel songs for people and enjoys it!

Faith Family said...

Laura, what a sweet giveaway. We know what a blessing downs children are. My cousin, Tanner, will be 36 this year, and a total joy! He even coaches an Upward team with a friend. Everyone, in Athens, well almost, knows Tanner and he does NOT forget a face or a name. You are blessed! I used this set to teach some of our little homeschoolers and looooovvvve sign language, just haven't had much practice in quite a while.
Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

Sammy and Missy Parris said...

I have heard of these on another blog not but a few weeks ago. Can't remember if I told you but when I was growing up from as far back as I remember my Mamaw (that I lived with) had a very close friend and her daughter had DS. She was probably at least in her 30's maybe 40's but to me she was a fun friend to play with and we always had a good time. I thought she was just really special not because of her downs (I probably didn't even know what the term meant back then) but because I could just enjoy playing with her. She lived well into her 60's and was very much loved by family and friends!! She was so excited when we got married and got to go to our wedding. Missy

Jeannette said...

I wish everyone could see Down Syndrom as a blessing. I know several children with DS: Xavier, Tyler, Kennedy, Kellsey, Lily,Nella, Cooper, Conner, Hailey and Harper. Although I haven't met most of them..I have come to love them through the blog world. Oh, and I forgot...JONATHON!

Delilah said...

I love your blog and your beautiful family!!!

Amanda said...

I like the giveaway. I'm definitely interested. :)

Amanda said...

I am very blessed to know a young man who is about the same age as I am who has Down Syndrome. He loves the Lord, and he is very active in our church, his school, and the community.

Brompton Family said...

We're the Brompton family, we enjoy following your blog, though we don't have a blog of our own. We would like to enter the signing time giveaway.

Brompton Family said...

We have a special friend who is four-years-old and has
Downs syndrome. He comes to our house four days a week so we can help him learn to relate to and talk to people other than his family members. We love him very much and would like to have the Signing Time videos to use with him!

Cinnamon said...

We love sign language. We use it with every baby and little Rosie is loving telling us with sign language that she wants "more" or she is "all done."

You know what else we celebrate on the 21st of March? My 25th anniversary :-) hee hee

miss you~ Cinnamon

Nicole said...

What a sweet post and a great giveaway! Brynn (and all of my children) would LOVE if I won this! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Amy said...

This would be great for the kids. They would love to learn some sign language! (entry #1)

Amy said...

My best friend, Candi, has a uncle who is in his 40s with down syndrome. He lives by himself in an assisted living apartment and has a job. It is really amazing to see what all he has accomplished!

(Entry #2)

Amy said...

I just blogged about it!!! (entry # 3)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful family! I know that Jonathon brings you such joy! I have always wanted to learn to sign...Martha Preston (Amy Shelby's mom)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful family! I know Jonathan gives you such joy! I always enjoy your giveaways! I have always wanted to learn sign language...Thanks, Martha Preston (Amy Shelby's mom)

Anonymous said...

Since I don't have a blog, I shared this giveaway and its message on facebook! Thanks, Martha Preston (Amy Preston's

Carolyn Rissler said...

Thanks for all our wonderful posts, I follow them closely! I think this giveaway would be a wonderful item to teach to our children!
May God bless you for sharing!

~Carolyn Rissler

Carolyn Rissler said...

I know of a brother and sister with Downs Syndrome. I got to know them through church and have been friends for quite a number of years. They are 30 and 32 years old.
I have a cousin with Downs Syndrome.
My husband's cousin has a DS baby that is one year old and recently had heart surgery.
I also know of three others with DS.
We can definitely learn so much from these tenderhearted people!

~Carolyn Rissler

Theresa said...

I am entering for Amanda. She is very interested in sign language and knows a good amount of words!

Hooray for Jonathan!!!

Love you, Laura. Thanks for leaving a message. I know how busy you are.

1HappyWife said...

I have read about these but do not have them. My girls would love them.

1HappyWife said...

I went to school with a young man that had down syndrome.

Anonymous said...

Your family and daughter's blogs are so inspiring and encouraging to me. The bread recipe on your daughters' blog is JUST what I have been looking for. My husband just bought us a Bosch and we're gonna try your bread recipe first!

Kristi

Anonymous said...

We know a little one year old boy named Timothy who has DS.

Kristi

finnishamericans said...

It's neat to see your family and read about them. The SL set would be really nice!

finnishamericans said...

I have an 9yr old niece and 3 yr old great nephew with DS. Such sweet children and a blessing from God!