Parenthood. Life. Down syndrome. Faith.

My life changed a lot when I found out my 3rd child would be born with Down syndrome. But then again, it really hasn't changed so much.

We're still living life, trusting God, raising our kids, and loving having a baby in the house.



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

So Very Typical - Day 14

Like every toddler, Cade likes to stand on tall things.  The higher, the better.  Today he insisted, insisted, on standing on the bench at the doctor's office.  Where better to throw all the papers on the floor, toss anything you can get hold of over your shoulder, and make grabs for the computer screen? 



If you're just joining us, October is Down Syndrome Awareness month.  Or as my friend calls it, Rocktober, 'cause our kids ROCK their extra chromosome! 

Early in October, I took a photo of Cade being a very typical toddler.  It gave me an idea...every day this month I'll post a photo of him doing something that's "so very typical".  And on Facebook, I'm inviting my friends to do the same. 
 

Monday, October 13, 2014

So Very Typical - Day 13

I took 10 photos and this was the best one.  If he's not grabbing for the phone, he's crawling away, twisting around, or otherwise wiggling. 

 
If you're just joining us, October is Down Syndrome Awareness month.  Or as my friend calls it, Rocktober, 'cause our kids ROCK their extra chromosome! 

Early in October, I took a photo of Cade being a very typical toddler.  It gave me an idea...every day this month I'll post a photo of him doing something that's "so very typical".  And on Facebook, I'm inviting my friends to do the same. 
 


Sunday, October 12, 2014

So Very Typical - Day 12

My husband snagged this adorable masterpiece during a karate-themed birthday party.  Cade wore the headband for a couple of hours and cried when we took it off.  A boy always wants to wear his karate gear, whether or not he has Down syndrome! 



 
If you're just joining us, October is Down Syndrome Awareness month.  Or as my friend calls it, Rocktober, 'cause our kids ROCK their extra chromosome! 

Early in October, I took a photo of Cade being a very typical toddler.  It gave me an idea...every day this month I'll post a photo of him doing something that's "so very typical".  And on Facebook, I'm inviting my friends to do the same.  

Saturday, October 11, 2014

So Very Typical - Day 11

Like all of my kids, Cade loves to play in the sunshine.  Preferably with sticks.  Even strange, plastic sticks.  Sun, grass, shadows, sticks...it's the perfect early fall day.



If you're just joining us, October is Down Syndrome Awareness month.  Or as my friend calls it, Rocktober, 'cause our kids ROCK their extra chromosome! 

Early in October, I took a photo of Cade being a very typical toddler.  It gave me an idea...every day this month I'll post a photo of him doing something that's "so very typical".  And on Facebook, I'm inviting my friends to do the same. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

So Very Typical - Day 10

Bahahaha!  This photo doesn't need a caption.  Who doesn't want to kick back and relax?!
 


If you're just joining us, October is Down Syndrome Awareness month.  Or as my friend calls it, Rocktober, 'cause our kids ROCK their extra chromosome! 

Early in October, I took a photo of Cade being a very typical toddler.  It gave me an idea...every day this month I'll post a photo of him doing something that's "so very typical".  And on Facebook, I'm inviting my friends to do the same. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

So Very Typical - Day 9

Like other toddlers, Cade just wants to grab the phone.  
 

If you're just joining us, October is Down Syndrome Awareness month.  Or as my friend calls it, Rocktober, 'cause our kids ROCK their extra chromosome! 

Early in October, I took a photo of Cade being a very typical toddler.  It gave me an idea...every day this month I'll post a photo of him doing something that's "so very typical".  And on Facebook, I'm inviting my friends to do the same. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

So Very Typical - Day 8

If there's a bath, Cade wants to be in it.  This particular bath belonged to his 7-month-old foster brother.  Eventually, Cade won his way to sharing the bath. 

 
 
 
If you're just joining us, October is Down Syndrome Awareness month.  Or as my friend calls it, Rocktober, 'cause our kids ROCK their extra chromosome! 

Early in October, I took a photo of Cade being a very typical toddler.  It gave me an idea...every day this month I'll post a photo of him doing something that's "so very typical".  And on Facebook, I'm inviting my friends to do the same.  







Tuesday, October 7, 2014

So Very Typical - Day 7

Like every other little kid, and a fair number of adults, Cade LOVES to take selfies.  Selfie videos are even better!

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If you're just joining us, October is Down Syndrome Awareness month.  Or as my friend calls it, Rocktober, 'cause our kids ROCK their extra chromosome! 

Early in October, I took a photo of Cade being a very typical toddler.  It gave me an idea...every day this month I'll post a photo of him doing something that's "so very typical".  And on Facebook, I'm inviting my friends to do the same. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

So Very Typical - Day 6

Each day this month, I'm posting a photo demonstrating how our kids are more alike than different.  Happy National Down Syndrome Awareness month!!

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Like every other toddler, he loves the forbidden pleasure of a French fry.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

So Very Typical - Day 5

October is Down Syndrome Awareness month.  Or as my friend calls it, Rocktober, 'cause our kids ROCK their extra chromosome! 

I took a photo of Cade being a very typical toddler.  It gave me an idea...every day this month I'll post a photo of him doing something that's "so very typical".  And on Facebook, I'll invite my friends to do the same. 

The photo that started it all...



I'll go back and post photos for the first 4 days to round out our month.  I can't wait to see them all by the end of the month!