We busted out all of our Halloween decorations the other day and decked out our porch for one of our favorite holidays! Jayden has been wearing her Halloween costume for the past couple weeks, almost non stop, and it's already starting to tear apart down the front :( I had a feeling it wouldn't last till Halloween, but I'm just excited that she is excited to wear a costume this year! For the past two years I haven't been able to get her in a costume. We're still working on Soph's costume and may change ideas after seeing an adorable costume the other day at Babies R Us.
We celebrated my 30th birthday yesterday, and I don't care how much crap Randy gives me, I'm fine with turning 30! Jayden and I went out for a pedicure and Jayden got her toes and nails painted and liked it, until she was left alone to get them dried and started to cry a little because she wanted her mommy. We then went to Toys R Us where Jayden ended up getting a present, on MY birthday. After kids, nothing ever really is the same :( We then got home to hear from Sophia's nurse that she had a little bit of a rough afternoon which entailed her puking/spitting up all over herself, including her hair, her bed and her clothes. She needed a bath, before we went out to eat for my birthday and then one mess just turned into about 5 before we could make it out the door. But supper was nice, at the Olive Garden, with my family and bestie and topped off the night with a game of cards.
Today we had our bake sale/raffle sale and candle sale over in West Terre Haute for our local playgroup, Wabash Valley S.T.A.R.S, to help raise money for Down Syndrome Indiana as well and it was going very well when I left at 3:30. We had raised over $500 at that point and was only to the half way point. Speaking of raising money, our team, Sophia's Stars, has raised close to $1500 through business sponsors and great family and friends who are AMAZING! I am so pleased and very impressed with all the support we've received this year. This is going to be a great Buddy Walk!
We topped off our evening with pumpkin decorating, one for each of the girls and carving one pumpkin and playing with the goo. Sophia messed in the goo some, but Jayden wasn't having any part in putting her hands in that stuff :) Randy finished carving a face on the pumpkin and they really do complete our festive porch!
One final note, to go with my hopes of blogging every day for the 31 days of October in support of Down syndrome awareness month, did you know that Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring genectic condition. One in every 733 live births is a child with Down syndrome, representing approximately 5,000 births per year in the United States alone. Today, more than 400,000 people in the United States have Down syndrome. (information brought to you from http://www.ndss.org/ (national down syndrome society))