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Erin H.

Poplar Grove, Illinois
I am a wife to an amazing husband and I am a mom to a wonderful little boy. My husband has type 1 diabetes and my son had Down syndrome, I wouldn't change it for the world.
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Disney Day 1 cont. and Disney day 2 by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Day one...Part 2      We seriously did nothing the rest of day one. We explored, relaxed and ran to walmart to get some much needed items. I also attended a orientation w ... Read on »
Disney Day One by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Back in October, our family of 4 left the cold Illinois fall and flew to sunny Florida for a week of fun! Make a Wish sent us on a magical vacation to Walt Disney World. I d ... Read on »
2013...A new Begining by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome 2012 was a magical year for the Horton's! The boys have grown and developed into amazing little beings, full of personality. Josh has enjoyed teaching more than ever in the ... Read on »
One little sheet of paper by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome It is done. Three little words that bring me so much happiness. Elijah's adoption is 100% complete and the little piece of paper that arrived in our mailbox today was simply ... Read on »
32 days! by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The Mickey Mouse countdown has begun! We leave for the happiest place on earth, Walt Disney World, in a little over a month! We are thrilled and oh so excited! We are beyond ... Read on »
The "R" word by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I feel like it is a never ending battle. The fight to educate those around us, our community, our world is a challenge. I question if I am doing any good, if my words change ... Read on »
Going places by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome My boys are adventurous explorers, on the move constantly. They like to jump off couches and and throw balls. Wrestling matches are in abundance and black eyes are inevitabl ... Read on »
still here by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Hello friends!!! We are still here, just enjoying a little blog break. Lot's has happened since my last post, im sure of it, I just can't remember! HA! So I guess we will st ... Read on »
Mommy knows best...part 2 by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome  I walked in the meeting room to a group of people who truly love my child. We laughed as we shared stories from the past year and I cried as each team member shared Malachi ... Read on »
Mommy knows best by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Today is Malachi's yearly IEP. It's the big one where new goals will be set, we will discuss his previous goals and talk about what the next year of school looks like. This ... Read on »
MRSA? by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We have some mighty fine window washers in this house, Josh included! Read on »
The flight of a bubble by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome  And I LOVE watching their face as the tiny bubbles float away. The Easter Bunny found this awesome bubble machine this year and it is the single best gift my ch ... Read on »
The truth by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The truth? I'm struggling. The weather has been beautiful around here and everyone has been out and about. Parks, cook outs, play dates with friends...we have done it all. T ... Read on »
Just another day in paradise by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Things here have be going GREAT! Winter is over and we have been experiencing amazingly mild temperatures here in Illinois. The warmth had allowed us to get outside and enjo ... Read on »
3 years ago by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This blog was started 3 years ago to keep our family and friends informed of the latest news. We were just starting our journey to become foster parents. We had no freaking ... Read on »
Make-A-Wish by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome A few months ago I was contacted by one of Malachi's old nurses from his pediatricians office. She had left the office for a new opportunity as the director of Stroke at the ... Read on »
23 hour observation...wonderful. by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Tomorrow we will be taking Malachi to the children's hospital in Madison, WI. He needs new tubes, his 3rd set, and they will be doing an ABR. While we are anxiously awaiting ... Read on »
While we were away... by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Fist of all...HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We had a fabulous day at my aunts house with my entire family! The food was amazing, the laughter was abundant and the memories made will l ... Read on »
Burrr... by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome It's no surprise that winter in northern Illinois suck. It's cold, windy and nasty white stuff falls  from the sky. I am so thankful my children have warm winter coats, hats ... Read on »
ENT..ABR...OMG! by Erin H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome A few weeks ago Malachi got his first ever ear infection. We thought this was weird, he's never had one and I didn't think he could get one because he has tubes. While they ... Read on »