Category Archives: Down syndrome

Beep Beep

We drove down to Indianapolis last weekend, where we had a nice visit with Laura’s family.  While Timothy did not add any new states to his road trip list, and sometimes had mixed feelings (as you can see) about being … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate

(note: I originally wrote this entry as if it was not our kids soaking up our sage advice, but it was us, so here it is)  When our two girls were very young, we sat down and talked with them … Continue reading

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Down syndrome Fashion Week

                  People have asked me what Down syndrome is.  My explanation is that our bodies are made up trillions of cells, with each cell containing chromosomes which carry the genetic material (DNA) which is the starting point for each … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras

At church tonight, Timothy was acting up and so I took him to the back of the church for a change of scenery.  Back there was a guy probably a few years younger than me carrying a baby girl and … Continue reading

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Divers ed

          We had a lot of fun yesterday at the Polar Plunge.  This was the second year for Team TRBL (pictured above and below) jumping into Lake Calhoun, and we raised over $5,000 for Special Olympics.  I was the token … Continue reading

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Shake your blog feathers

Note: This is the final blog entry to be posted in both Caring Bridge and here. I owe Caring Bridge a big thanks for providing such a great platform for communicating about Timothy’s early health issues and later about our … Continue reading

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Take me out to the dog park

We have many friends who always made it a habit to put their young kids to bed early at night, like at 7 or 8pm.  We’ve never put our kids to bed that early.  It wasn’t due to some philosophical … Continue reading

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