Here’s my 7 Quick Takes on what’s been going on around here lately…
1 — Fall kind of slid right by no matter how hard I pulled at it’s coat tails begging it to stay! I did manage to take a few photos before the splendor fades into the winter…
2 — ~P turned one this month and has been building his walking skills over the last 2 weeks. He can pretty much walk halfway across the livingroom now.
3 — Halloween costumes for 9 and a husband who sews, need I say more?
4 — The miracles of toes in boots.
It’s the very last few days of Down syndrome awareness month and I realize I’ve been pretty silent over here about it. So I will use #4 and #5 to describe a little bit how Down syndrome affects our life today…
5 — I’ve been working super hard to up the ante on my sign language knowledge to help accelerate ~G’s communication skills. Just seeing and doing the sign for a word seems to help him connect it and often he will attempt to say the word after trying to sign it. He turns 3 in February and will age out of Early Intervention services (speech, fine motor, gross motor, etc.) and will get his services through the school system after that. We have our initial meeting for the transition next Friday. Nervous and excited for what comes next for him.
6 — A few pictures of ~G being his awesome little self:
I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, Down syndrome is really no big deal around here. It doesn’t enter into the conversation often. All folks have there challenges and ~G is no different.
7 — I don’t know about you, but I’ve been writing lists of gift ideas and am trying to get on track (minimizing the gifting to less numerous presents that end up being more thoughtful) so I can enjoy the season and put it’s focus on the amazing birth of our savior. If that’s where you are at too then right now is the perfect time to place your Christmas orders for a cross necklace from Little Lisa Studios. My Mustard Seed Cross and the The Lord is with Thee Cross designs are designed by myself and hand painted by me too!
Ha was that quick? I’m not sure. Thanks for hanging in there through all seven!
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From the last vestiges of autumn in Vermont,