Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dear anyone who has a heart,

Dear anyone who has a heart,

I am writing this letter in hopes you can share our story and help us make a few simple changes in our society.

I have a proposal for you. I would like your help in spreading a message about stopping the “R” word. I was flabbergasted when watching a movie the other day and an actor made a joke about a baby looking like a “retard” and “even a little down syndrome like”. On no level of comedy should that be acceptable. Hollywood actors or anyone for that matter should not be allowed to use such comments in movies and/or television. You can be funny without ridiculing a child with special abilities.

It would be a dream if just one of you could pass on the message to not use the “R” word. You can show my Carter’s face and mention using the “R” word as comedy literally rips my heart out. I am a mama trying to do my best to make my boy’s world a bit more open minded, accepting and loving.

I kindly ask for your help in spreading the message. Thank you with all of my heart for taking the time to read my letter. We hope to hear from you.

Carter’s mama
Alison Tharaldson

Our fundraising page for the Down Syndrome Community Buddy Walk:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

First day of Pre-school


Our little first born ran the show on his first day of Pre-school. Walked into the classroom with poise and confidence like a professional. Every day since has been pure excitement for him when he goes to school. I would be lying if I said I didn't miss the grabbing onto my leg for one last hug and kiss, one last good bye. Now my brave boy waves goodbye and walks with his head up high ready to start the school day. And this mama walks away hanging her head, holding back the tears because she knows, her little man is growing up. He is finding his independence and I am so proud.

We have a very busy week with four days of pre-school, swim therapy and Hippo (horseback riding) therapy. We are constantly going which makes our weeks fly by. (Hence the lack of blogging.) We are excited about Carter's school year and his busy therapy schedule.

Will keep ya posted on the rest of our lives here shortly. PS. Nolan has received the memo that he is SOOOOOOOOOOOO defiantly two! Oh my!
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Friday, September 21, 2012

Check it

Check out the men in my life, lucky lady I am!
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Lunch date


Met up with the fam to do lunch and a little stroll on the beach. Our September has been beautiful with sunshine every day, making us think it is still summer. We were also lucky to meet Uncle Josh's new lady friend, Bridget. She is a very lovely lady! We hope to see her again!
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Rocking an extra chromosome

 Rocking an extra chromosome
Join us for the The Sixteenth Annual
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Center Square at the Seattle Center
My mama is making t-shirts for our team, Carter's Rockers to wear at the walk. Email her on Facebook if you are interested in a shirt (Cost of the shirt is about $13). To join our team or donate visit our page here.
Thank you for supporting those that rock an extra chromosome!
Love, Carter