Saturday, December 29, 2007

Down Syndrome Christmas Party



On December 1st, we attended the Down Syndrome Network Christmas party. It was so much fun. They had a petting zoo, Santa, lots of food and great entertainment for the kids. This is one of 2 support groups we belong to for Down syndrome. They always do such a great job and create really fun activities for the kiddos.










The boys loved the petting zoo. We got there a little late so they couldn't stay too long but Caleb just adores cows so he was really excited to see a live one! Gunner was just in heaven with all the animals. He kept trying to catch a little guinea pig. It was really funny. I'm sad I didn't get a picture of that!

There was also a performing teen group called "Light" that did lots of songs from Hairspray. We had front row seats (thanks to Ale Ray!) so the boys really enjoyed the music. In fact, Caleb enjoyed it a little too much. During one of the musical numbers, Caleb decided he needed to go on stage and dance right along with the performers. I would have taken a picture, but I was a little preoccupied with getting him off the stage and back in his seat!












They also had the opportunity to see Santa. Caleb always loves seeing Santa and is fascinated with his white hair and beard. This seems to happen every year. I can never get a picture of Caleb looking at me...his attention is always on Santa! The only reason Gunner got this close to Santa was that he saw that he was giving out candy canes. He got as close to him as he could and then reached out, grabbed the candy cane, said "tanks" and ran away! I couldn't say I blame him, this particular Santa was buried in hair! Quite the sight!










Overall, the boys had the best time! Even after the show the dancers grabbed the kids out of the audience and started dancing and singing with them. Of course, Caleb loved going on the stage and showing off his dance moves!



7 comments:

Alisa Larson said...

I'm so glad you are posting again! I love that Gunner only got close enough to grab the candy, but he was still polite enough to say thanks! Too funny! And I love to see that Caleb still likes to "shake it"!

Alejandra said...

Caleb was the best little dancer on stage. He is a performer for sure!!

Melody B. said...

K- How many times have I been on your blog now and NEVER knew that your son was Downs...where have I been? Both of your sons are too too cute for words though. I love their names too!

The Blakes said...

I've missed your posts and love all the ones you've just put up! Your house looks so cute and festive, you should give yourself more credit for decorating. I'm glad you had a great Christmas!

Melody B. said...

Are you soooooooooo excited that Kristen is in labor today? What a fun day to deliver, yeah? Baby Corinne making her debut today!

Anna said...

Looks like a great party and a fun organization to belong to.

brownymama said...

How fun. So glad you're back on the posting wagon. (: I love the pic of Caleb dancing. He does love to dance. Gunner is adorable as always. And you always mention what a fun Daddy Justin is, but you are also a fun momma! Did your sister have her baby? Hopefully by now!