Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas party!

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! 

Remember this Santa picture from last year?santa1

I was hoping for a repeat of awesome this year, so the girls were dressed in the Christmas fancies for the event. 

Teach me to leave Christmas cards until the last minute…  P1120236

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.

Other dance steps she auditioned included the river dance:P1120266

…ballroom with her baby doll:P1120263

…and something that only slightly resembled a chicken pecking corn from the ground:P1120272

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.


  1. rachel has the same dance moves! but she's recently added one to the mix..the side to side hip sway. omg, it's hilarious! i hope you get a card together...you could just send the one with pipers head cut off. it's closer to reality anyway, isn't it? :)

  2. Oh she is too sweet!!! Loved watching her dance, she's such a beautiful little girl :)

  3. Looks like the party was a great time. I really wanted to go, but the timing just didn't work for us.