|Two years old!|
We spent the morning reading some of Felix's new story books which he got for his birthday. He loves books so much, and was very spoilt by his friends with lots of new stories to read. I love seeing his excitement when he discovers something new. He busily pointed to pictures and signed (if he knew the sign) all the things he could see. He has some touch and feel ones which he thinks are awesome, and some where he has to lift up the flaps to see what is underneath them. A couple of his new books are interactive with different buttons to press at each stage of the story, which make noises. Tonight we read one which had sea creatures, with big goggly eyes, in the book. The eyes glow in the dark, so Nathan sat by the light and turned it on and off as we read each page. Felix thought that was pretty amazing!
|Hanging out with his toy animals|
Someone, from one of the Down Syndrome groups I'm involved with on Facebook, once gave a great piece of advise. She said that when you have a child with Down Syndrome, one of the most important things you can do is to make yourself obsolete. By that she meant, allow your kids to learn to do everything by themselves. If they are struggling to put on their socks, don't impatiently grab the socks and put them on their feet for them. Let them keep trying (even if it takes a long time), so they can do it themselves. Obviously some things are going to take longer to learn than others, and some help along the way will be necessary, but the ultimate goal is for them to be successful at things and be able to do them independently. In doing so we, as parents/relatives/friends, learn how to be extra patient!
|Story time with Bekah|
|Nathan thought I should post this pic.|
My first attempt at a dinosaur head fruit platter for