Tuesday, August 6, 2013

SMA Awareness Spreading!

Hi everyone!  I totally spaced and forgot to announce the beginning of SMA Awareness Month - it's this month, in case you hadn't already deduced that :)

I borrowed a fantastic idea from the smart-as-whips parents over at Jadon's Hope Foundation.  What is more appealing to the mass population than sports?  It's incredible, really, when you sit down and figure out how many SMA carriers are in the stadium at any given sporting event.  Shocking, really.  Jadon's Hope posted a great one about their local team, so I thought I would make some up for our teams.  Please feel free to share, pin - do whatever you can to get the word out there and really make people think!

Brewers at the bottom, because... well, you know.

We've been doing some fun things with Lucy, too - last weekend we took her to the park, to visit the petting zoo and take her first ride on a carousel!

A flemish giant!  So fluffeh!

The carousel horses were chasing her :)

We also just got to meet up with another SMA family in Madison!  The Tolsons had to come see Dr. Schroth with their daughter Holly, who is the same age as Lucy.  Lucy was SO excited, and in a bubbly mood the whole way there, chatted at Holly for our visit, and then grinned all the way home!

And a little side by side comparison from the last time they got together:

Otherwise, we've just been hanging out; playing with toys, going on walks, running errands - the usual summer stuff.  I think we're going to try to fit in a zoo trip yet this year, or maybe the museum, but otherwise we're taking it easy!  Isn't that what summer is all about?