Monday, April 18, 2011

Just another (extra) ordinary weekend

If you have followed this blog long enough, you should know that I try to make it a point that our lives are not that much different than those without a child with a disability. 

One of my biggest fears when Ethan was born was that our lives would drastically and negatively change. I feared that our social days were over (yes… I was a shallow person) and we might as well move into a shoebox and never come out. 

I don't know why having a child with Down syndrome (or any disability) is perceived to be so sad and horrid. I don't know where people get these nasty misconceptions that are far from the truth. These lies that place so much burden on a new parents and pregnant woman's hearts.  
But what I do know now is that life couldn't be any more ordinary than before!

We met the hubby's sister and her clan this Sunday after church at T-Bone Tom's in Kemah . If you live in Houston or surrounding areas, this place is a MUST! It was out first time there and I am looking to forward to next time! Besides the tastycrawfish, and the outdoor seating, they have live bands playing on certain days. Yesterday's band, Cheap Whisky, rocked it! 


At the first sound of a beat, Ethan ran over to the stage, waves his little hands in the air and starts to dance. It was only a matter of time before we were all dancing, Gabby, Andrea, Mommy and even Daddy!
Funny how a sweet little boy with an extra chromosome can change a person, even a grown man.
 You would have never caught Daddy out there dancing before. We live for those little moments now. Our children can look back and say, my Daddy used to dance with me whenever we would go here
The highlight of the evening though was when the lead singer bends down to pick up Ethan and sings with Ethan in his arms!
 How cool was that!

Snot, strawberries and dirt...
 Mommy and Daddy!

Cousins... try getting six kids to all smile and look at the camera at the same time!

Just another (extra) ordinary weekend.

1 comment:

  1. LOved this! I felt the same way when Russell was born...That life as I knew it was over and that our family was going to be forever changed in a BAD way...How silly those fears were, I cant even believe I felt that way! But fear is very powerful thing and thats all I felt in those first few days...Fear.
    You look like you have an awesome family and are very blessed :)


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