So I hurried out and gathered all of these...
With the cooler weather, I spent some time inside and finally finished Kristen's Halloween photo blocks. I found pictures of her in different Halloween costumes. Some of them make me laugh as I can remember how funny she was and how much she liked to get dressed up.
While were at the mall today, Kim took Ellie into Build A Bear and told her she could have a bear. She said she didn't want one for herself, but that she wanted to make one for the sick children in the hospital. They were even having a buy one get one sale so Kim told Ellie she could have one and give one to the children in the hospital. Ellie said that she wanted both of them to go to the children in the hospital. She was especially excited to choose a Wizards of Waverly Place bear because she knew Kristen would love it. The kiddies know that we take bears to the children in the cancer unit. They really are so excited to help.
My children are more kind and more loving because of Kristen. I can also say that my grandchildren have learned a few things from Kristen. It is so true that children with Down syndrome will change your life in ways you could have never imagined. Where else could you find a 4 year old who was happy to pass up a cute new bear just so that a sick child could have one? Kristen taught us to slow down a bit and notice the small and simple things in life, like the changing of the leaves.