Monday, July 26, 2010

T21 Travelling Afghan Pics

Guess what we got?

Last week was our scheduled week of no appointments. We had no idea what we were going to do for this week. Usually we are busy with appointment, however one of our therapist said that we should just book a week of "NO APPOINTMENTS". So we did. Then on Friday just before the week started we were blessed with a very special package in the mail. One that we had signed up for a while ago. It was amazing. We were spending a week to ourselves and we got the famous "T21 Travelling Afghan" for a week. Let's just say this was a very good week.

For those of you that have never heard of the Travelling Afghan I urge you to go check it out. It is an amazing project that connects so many families with children with Down Syndrome. We were truly honored to have the afghan in our home knowing that it has been a part of so many other children's lives and families lives. You can feel the energy, the positiveness from it as soon as it arrives at your doorstep. In the journal that accompanies it you can read about all of the other families that have shared in the journey and see cute little photo's of the children along the way. What was especially cool was seeing photo's of other mom's that I know from the DS Blogging Community. Since I live in Canada and may never get over to where they live in the US, it made me feel a lot closer to everyone.

Wysdom and his big sister loved it. We had to keep it under high supervision due to Wysdoms two front teeth. They are very very sharp.( I will have to take a close up shot). They can slice a blanket in seconds and this is one of his favourite things to do. So he could never have it unsupervised or in his grasp for too long. Other than that it went everywhere with us:

A beer and rib festival
Water Park
Animal Park
Marine Land, Niagara Falls
Jazz Festival
and some late night walks and car rides.

So after our week off it goes. We were sad to see it go, but so so HAPPY to be a part of the journey. Here are some of our pics with the afghan. A big thanks to CJ for this amazing project...It made our week very special!!

First night at the beer and rib fest

Trying to take a pic at the carnival and jump out of the way of people

Keeping my babies warm on the way home from Niagara Falls.


Tina said...

Wow that is some honour...the Travelling Afhgan in your home. Unfortunately I live just a little too far, but never know one day the blanket might feel it's time to see the other end of the world as well.

mandd3 said...

What a fantastic experience! I love,love, love the picture of your sleeping babies!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

so happy you were able to have a week of NO APPOINTMENTS! awesome! the pics w/ the travelling afghan are fun, too!!!

Lacey said...

That last picture is so cute! I can't wait until the afghan makes its way here!

Alaina and Kyle said...

Oh that is awesome!! Love the pictures! Congrats on a FREE week!! You deserve it!