He Calls Me Bob

I knew that language would be slow coming for Baby #4.  After all, some kids with Down syndrome have very limited to no speech; others are able to communicate quite proficiently.  There is no way to tell how far our guys’ speech ability will develop, but when he started to say some words at around…

Party Hardy!

Note:  After viewing so many baseball themed party ideas, I realize that the following may not be enough party for some of you, however it is actually a fancier, more thought-out party for us.  You see, we aren't the money-spending, flashy, or fun party planners usually.  A typical party normally consists of outside play, cake,…

Behold This Beauty!

Tonight when I put Baby #4 to bed, he gave me a very long hug.  He doesn’t hug that much anymore.  You see, he has faucets to find, dogs to bother, cabinets to clean out, and laundry to scatter.  He MIGHT play with toys if he feels like it, for sure if somebody plays with…

Santa, Maybe?

Upon picking Baby #3 up from school today, he informed me, “Mom, you were wrong." They had just returned from a field trip touring an old town mansion and Santa happened to be visiting there. “Oh yeah,” I said. I already knew what he was referring to. He has been giddy about Santa this year, despite…

Meeting Milestones Late

I was intending to have some really great and enlightening 😉 😉 posts written for National Down Syndrome Awareness Month (October) and National Adoption Month (November), but obviously that just didn’t happen. (I guess moving halfway across the country will keep you busy!) Although I was hoping to use this blog somewhat as an advocacy…

A Friend Tribute

When I was younger, I spent a fair amount of time trying to figure out what type of friend was good for me. Over the years, I’ve learned that the definition of a good friend is different to almost everybody. Besides sharing likenesses and a willingness for friendship, the most important things to me found in a friend…