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Melissa Swanberg
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Halloween 2016
Many of you know that Rosalie has a tradition of being famous historical female figures for Halloween.  In the past, she has gone as Rosie the Riveter, Amelia Earhart,and Marie Curie.  I chose to dress her in those costumes to challenge peoples preconceived...

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Family Babymoon to Southern Utah
Caleb had a weekend off at the end of February so we decided to take advantage of it and go on a mini vacation in St. George and Zion National Park.  I was over  8 months pregnant at this point and Caleb was carrying Rosalie, so we took it easy and didn't d...

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Disneyland Trip!
We took a trip to California with our awesome friends, the Secrists at the end of September!  We had a rough start when Caleb and I lost Rosalie's glasses before even leaving the house, but things only went up from there! The first day, Caleb took Rosalie t...

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Welcome Baby Madeleine
Our sweet little Madeleine joined us on April 15!  She was delivered by her Daddy who did a fantastic job, despite seeing me poop!  Somehow, our marriage is still intact.😂😌😲 Rosie meets her baby sis!

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A New Year Brings a New Bed for Rosie!
(Oops, this post is from a year ago but I never published it!) The New Year is bringing some changes for Rosalie. Yesterday, she got kicked out of her crib and upgraded to a twin bed. The last night in her crib was a wee bit emotional for me! Moving to a ...

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Happy World Down Syndrome Day 2016!


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Happy Halloween!
Here is our little Marie Curie proudly showing off her Nobel prizes.  Note that she is carrying vials of Polonium and Radium in her lab coat!  Yikes!  She still had a lot to learn about radioactive materials! Happy Halloween from famous French physicist and...

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First Ice Cream of the Season
It's April in Maine and the snow is MELTING!  I think we are all ready for some sun and warm weather.  When it hit 60 degrees this weekend, we couldn't resist walking down to Gifford's for our first ice cream of the season.  Rosalie held her own cone the en...

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A Day In the Life of "Rosie's Mom"
Caleb and I have had several awkward conversations in the last few weeks.  Sometimes people suggest that we have it a lot harder than parents of typically developing children.  They talk to us like we are doing something noble in raising Rosalie, just becau...
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