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Thursday, March 25, 2010

New pictures for background please!

It’s time to freshen things up!  And this weekend is the right time, since the Pujols Family Foundation is hosting a Picture Day full of scrapbooking on Saturday!  I’ll be doing digital scrapbooking alongside all of the moms who do it the “real way.” Ha!

(There may still be space available, Moms, if you’re interested!  It’s going to be great!  Call Jen at 314-878-2105 if you’re interested.)

So if you’d like to have your child and family highlighted in the blog background, send one or two pictures to DownSyndromeStC@gmail.com.  Be sure to include the child’s name and age, please. We’ll use as many as we can fit in there, and the rest we’ll use in a new edition of StC SuperStar Parade! 

We’d love to see the older bunch, the newborns, and everyone in the middle!  Be watching for the new background early next week.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

March Preschool Playgroup Pics

Today we had a great meeting of our preschool playgroup. Joanna, Julianna, and Taylor were great hosts!  We had 15 in attendance, 5 families represented: 5 moms, 5 kiddos, and 5 siblings. 

Little Adam was snoozing when he arrived, so Braska and Jack decided they’d check him out without waking him…one on each side.  Too cute!
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Taylor was happy to share his toys.


When Adam had enough nap, he was all about finding fun stuff to do!


Anthony checked out the bunny with dancing chicks.


And Joanna had yummy pizzas and mac ‘n cheese for lunch, a hit with everyone!

Thanks, Joanna, for hosting!!  

Our next playgroup meeting will be at Kristin’s house on April 24 at 10 am.  RSVP for the address to DownSyndromeStC@gmail.com Hope you can join us!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Fun at the Funfest!

The funfest last month was a GREAT event! Thanks to Hope High School for hosting and doing a wonderful job! There was a really great turnout of families who enjoyed the day. We weren’t able to catch pictures of all the kids there, but we did get a few to show some of the cool things the kids got to do.

And here's a little movie clip just for fun...look at those girls go!

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pizza Street Playdate

The 5-12 playgroup invited our whole group to join them at Pizza Street in December.  They had a pretty good turnout, and as you can see below, everyone had a great time!! 
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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Upcoming monthly meetings: March and April

This coming Tuesday, March 9, is our monthly group meeting at 6:30 pm. We’ll be changing things up a little bit and meeting at the St. Louis Bread Company near Mid Rivers Mall in St. Peters. (Next to Pier 1)

We would love to see you, catch up on what’s great, what’s frustrating, or how we can help you, because that’s what we are all here for! To share the good and the tough and encourage whenever we can. If you’ve never come to a meeting, this would be a GREAT time to meet some new friends, catch up with an old one or two, and relax with others who are walking this journey with you. Tuesday, 6pm, be there!

For our April meeting, on Tuesday the 13th at 6pm, our group and United Services are coming together to offer a resource evening!

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“We want to invite you to participate in a resource fair. United Services is working in conjunction with the St. Charles Down Syndrome Community Group which meets monthly at United Services. We will have information on a variety of community resources that provide therapy, family support, case management, respite, recreation opportunities, advocacy, and more.”

So mark these dates down right now, and make a point to take advantage of these times to connect with others in the group. Everyone has something to contribute that will help someone else!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Playgroup dates for preschool group

We finally have a couple of preschool playdates set! Yay!!! 

Saturday, March 20, we will be meeting in the morning at Joann’s house, where we met a few months ago.  She has graciously offered her home again, and we’re excited to get together! 

Then in April, on Saturday the 24th, we’ll be meeting at Kristin’s house in the morning as well.  I’m sure Shane and Megan will be wonderful little junior hosts!

If you plant to attend and/or want details of times and address, please email DownSyndromeStC@gmail.com . We’d like to have  a general idea of how many to expect for each date.   (We want to respect privacy, so we don’t share too many personal details like last names and addresses in this public realm.)

We hope you can make it! It will be FUN!

PS… Be watching for more details about a very exciting weekend May event for ALL our StC families, together, having a great time!

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