The Northpark Santa Claus Has an Amazing Gift for Children with Special Needs!

In the Dallas area, where we live, there is a Santa Claus unlike any other – the Northpark Mall Santa Claus! The “Northpark Santa” (Carl Anderson) has been performing as Santa Claus at this specific mall for going on 40 years! He’s even been featured on ABC News for his Santa skills. If you’ve ever taken your [Read More…]…

Introducing Koen Breckin Smith

I’m about six weeks late in writing this post, but I want to officially introduce all of our blog readers to Noah and Jaxten’s new baby brother, Koen Breckin Smith! It doesn’t seem like that long ago that we were welcoming into the world our second child, Jaxten, but here we are with our third [Read More…]…

Ice, Ice, (We’re Having a) Baby!

It’s hard to believe it’s been over three years since we announced that Noah was a big brother…the first time. Boy, does time fly! We are excited to announce that we will get to meet child number three this October! (October 25th if all goes as planned.) A few weeks ago we had the chance to surprise [Read More…]…

A Few Thoughts To My Son On World Down Syndrome Day, 2017.

Noah, Today lots people shared lots of photos of people who they love who were born with Down syndrome, and lots of people saw those lots of photos on their Instagram and Facebook feeds! (Wow, that’s a lot of lots!) They did this because today is 3/21, World Down Syndrome Day. The reason this date is significant [Read More…]…

A Letter To My Son With Down Syndrome The Night Before His First Day Of Kindergarten

Noah, wow! I can’t believe you start your first day of elementary school tomorrow. I just finished putting you to bed and wanted to share a few things with you before your big day. First, you need to know I’m a little scared. It takes a lot of trust in other people (and God) to [Read More…]…