Saturday, July 28, 2007

Happy Birthday Amy!!!

Amy is the Mom to our dear sweet friend Mayson. Here's a picture of Amy and Mayson:

and here's a few of the adorable Mayson:

We hope Amy and her entire family have a wonderful day celebrating Amy's birthday! We love youuuu!!!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Please don't forget to give Love to Parker...

Here I am trying to reach up to Mum's pocketbook:

there's only until the end of Saturday 28 July!!!

c'mon!! Click on that Love For Parker button!!! :)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Today is the 17th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act was put into effect on 26 July 1990. This act provides so that those with disabilities can have the same opportunities and freedoms afforded those who are not in some way inflicted with a disability.

Check out the official website:

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I'd like to introduce you to my nephew Owen

Hi all! Here's some more of my family, particularly my little nephew Owen, I'm almost a year older than him :)

Here's my sister Sammi, her husband Brian and my nephew Owen
(they all look like they smelled Louis' shoes.. hehehee)

OK here he's showing me up!

We're obviously into the same things!

Looking all handsome, green really IS his color!

OK time to go now!
See ya!!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Our friend Parker in Utah

Hello everyone, if you look to the right --->>> you see a cute link that says "Praying for Parker". This is a link that will lead you to a site of a dear sweet boy who not only has trisomy 21, like me, but he is medically fragile and has so many needs. What this little friend goes through in a week is more than most of us endure in a lifetime. This sweet little boy has the dedication of a most loving and kind family, they work hard to provide for his every need, however, his needs exceed the limits of their insurance company and there's little to no stop gap help.

It seems with every ray of sunshine and hope for dear Parker, another cloud follows right up behind him. With tears of love and hope my Mummy is posting this, asking everyone to please click on this link below and consider helping this child who is so remarkable, sweet and wonderful. First of all, to read about his life you can visit . It's an incredible look into the very complicated life of a boy Heavenly Father saw fit to bless us all with. This boy has a dear purpose that I'm sure we're only beginning to understand. Mummy would love to be in his presence for she is sure it would be like communing with a select angel of the Lord. In his short lifetime he's had to endure so many things. To him just needing a feeding tube and an ostomy would be a walk in the park, it'd be sheer freedom to him I'm sure.

Parker is a testament to how our medical programs in this country are failing society. We can pour billions of dollars into fighting this war on terrorism BUT if someone is caught conspiring to commit acts of terrorism in this country, they are interned in jail with cable television, internet, nutritious food, fully stocked workout facilities, libraries, continuing education of course, full medical benefits. How corrupt is THAT? Does Parker have to plot to terrorize the country to get full med benefits for crying outloud? Mummy's angry because people like Parker and his family have to sell anything they can, hold benefit concerts, do anything humanly possible to provide what their son so desperately need. Yet families like this do not see his needs as a burden, oh no, they see them as necessities and they are honored to be his parents. They rejoice in the blessings he brings to them every day. But, they agonize at the lengths they have to go through just to provide what he needs to survive. Please, please take a minute and click on this link below. By donating to this most worthy cause, you could also win a prize! I mean it's win-win.

Mummy doesn't mean to get angry nor does she mean to cry, she is faithful and she believes in Parker and she believes that the Lord is holding him in his arms. She just believes it's a crime the lengths people have to go through to provide for their loved one's medical needs. They're not asking for the world, they are just asking for help for their son.

He's a beautiful boy, check it out!

Love for Parker

With great humility and gratitude we thank you.

A Monday Moment

A Quiet Moment Looking At A Book

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Thought for Sunday

Moroni 8:17 "And I am filled with charity, which is everlasting love; wherefore, all children are alike unto me; wherefore, I love little children with a perfect love; and they are all alike and partakers of salvation" (Book of Mormon)

Friday, July 20, 2007

Giving Love

Blowing kisses to all my friends!!!

Giving my Uncle Michael, Aunt Olive and Family from Australia a big shout out! Hello!!

and a big "aaaAAAAAaaaaahhhhh" to my crazy sister Gwen

and major "Nathanael kisses" to my developmental educator (sheesh that sounds so formal) Michelle.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

It's a summer of firsts!!

My first trip to the beach!

"and if you look to my right, you'll see North Beach"

Nathanael at his first Memorial Day Parade!

First wagon ride AND first surgery

First time to hang out poolside (giving Mummy's water bottle a kiss!)

First time in a swing

and again on the swings..

...phew I'm bushed!!! Time to dream about more fun!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Here's Mommy on her Sweet 16, 14 July 1979

Mummy, Daddy, Louis, Gwen and Shannon on Mummy and Daddy's Wedding Day 21 August 2000

Mummy rocking baby Timmy to sleep January 2003

Mummy 2004

Mummy and Me, 13 August 2005, awwww wasn't I sweet?? ;)

Mummy and Me again, 13 August 2005

Mummy and Me, Christmas with the whole Butler Family, 1 January 2006, I'm asking Mummy who that big hairy dude is and if we're related...

Yeah!! Yeah!! THAT guy! Is that Larry the Cable Guy's brother?? OHhhhh Mummy assures me it's her brother Walter, affectionately called "Jr" as my papa's name was also Walter.

Here we all are, Valentine's Day 2006

and Mummy looking back at me, in the car, June 2007

Happy Birthday Mummy!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

For my grammie

Hi everyone, my grammie Butler is a very special lady, she is my only grammie as my grandma Blucher died years before I was born as did Grandad Blucher. Papa Butler died just about a year before I was born. So, Grammie's all I have left and she's really sick. I went to see her recently at the nursing home she's in and most everything made her sad and cry except for me. I warmed her right up. Grammie has pulmonary fibrosis which means her lungs don't work which makes her heart not work and she also has a funny-sounding disease called Lewy Body Dementia. So top to bottom, Grammie doesn't feel good. In tribute to my Grammie, here's some pictures :)

Christmas 2004

Grammie talking to my cousin Sarah at Grammie's 75th birthday party 15 October 2005

Grammie again at her 75th birthday party

Grammie and Mom at the party

Having Lunch with Grammie, June 2006, I'm nearly 1 here!

That's it for now! Thanks for looking!! :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Look at me now!!

I thought you'd like to see what a difference nearly two years can make!

Here I am, on my official birth day, August 13, 2005

This is me, about a week old, in the nursury incubator at Le Grande Hotel Fletcher Allen Health Care

Now here I am, zonked in my carseat at 22 months!

Mmmmwwwwwahhh!!! Blowing you kisses! Thanks for looking!! :)

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Sunday's Thought

Nathanael: Given or gift of God, one of our Lord's disciples, "of Cana in Galilee" (John 21:2) He was "an Israelite indeed, in whom was no guile" (John 1:47,48) His name occurs only in the Gospel of John, who in his list of the disciples never mentions Bartholomew, with whom he has consequently been identified. He was one of those to whom the Lord showed himself alive after his resurrection, at the Sea of Tiberias.

My First Surgery Ever!

Late June 2007 I'm 22 months old and having little bitty ear tubes put in so that I can hear better, check out my cuteness!

Here I am, all changed, waiting to go in! I'm happy no matter what huh?

I'm cute from every angle!

Wheeeeee!! Passing the time away pre-surgery in their wagon!

I can hear!!!! Yay!!!!!!!