Saturday was the Christmas party for Mile High Down Syndrome Association- and we had a blast! There were 360 people there this year, AND we had a bigger venue so there was room to move around. Both major plusses!
I was hoping for a repeat of awesome this year, so the girls were dressed in the Christmas fancies for the event.
Yup- that’s Piper’s head in the foreground. And yes, that’s as good as it gets. Hoping that the “good” camera they had there will have something more worthy on it, but I’m not holding out hope…
Piper was in such a hurry to get out of there because there was live music this year. She, of course, couldn’t wait to get her groove on and join the small group of dancers center stage. Her “dancing” consisted, primarily, of dancing around in circles until she fell down, and then trying to stand back up again. And with a dress that was a little too long, the standing up, while dizzy, proved to be a little more difficult than she had anticipated.
The two characteristics that I give credit to the extra chromosome are her willingness to dance (pretty sure she’s the first one EVER in 100 generations- at least on MY side of the family…) and her willingness to be in front of people. And I respect that.
Anyway, we had so much fun talking with all the other families, oogling over the new babies, and entertaining some of the bigger kids. Addy even had fun- she was so exhausted by the end that she crashed about 4.2 seconds into the car ride.
…and now all that’s left is getting a suitable Christmas card ready. Dang.