Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
We survived the week. It was a slow start since I caught Nick's strep throat, but we survived it.
Alexis had a follow up appointment with the Ear/Nose/Throat doctor who has ordered a sleep study. Her tonsils are still huge and he wants to check for sleep apnea because "almost 100% of kids with Down syndrome have sleep apnea." If (when?) she is diagnosed with sleep apnea, whether or not she has her tonsils removed depends on the severity of the sleep apnea.
We've spent a lot of time with Aunt Paula this week. Thank goodness she lives so close and my kids love being at her house. She has a great porch that serves as the play room where the kids spend most of their time when they are there.
I love watching how Alexis interacts with her brothers. She cracks me up when she climbs up and sits on them. Nicholas thinks it's hysterical.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
We had a great time with the family today...I love that Lexi and her cousin are getting old enough to recognize each other and interact a bit.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
"Try to get the ball to Nick."
Even the refs got into the act. They were a bit quicker to call the foul giving Nick an extra attempt at the foul line. But to no avail.
But he was still smiling.
Nick got the ball. The ref might have accidentally gotten in the way and blocked out a kid or two from the opposing team. (Did I mention that the kids on the other team were the size of a Pacer?)
And he takes the shot.
And the crowd erupted! (Okay, erupted might be overstating it a bit, but this is my story.) And this proud Mamma's tears flowed. I think all the parents, Nick's teammates, and the coaches were as excited as me. The coaches hugged my kid, his teammates were patting him on the back. And after the game, when the kids are presented with their stars of achievement, the asst. coach got so choked up with pride for Nick that he couldn't even speak.
Upwards rocks. Almost as much as my kids.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Nicholas picked out his own car design and has worked with his dad for weeks on shaping, sanding, and painting his car. He worked so hard and all that work paid off. He won every heat and I've never seen that boy so proud! (Rumor has it, he even set a new track record!)
Video of the win can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t0ppspJaAM .
Video of the trophy presentation (poor kid can't get his hands on that first place trophy fast enough!) can be found here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbalTEIsz9o
Alexis and I were unable to attend the local festivities due to a significant milestones taking place in Michigan: Grandma Carol's 90th birthday.
Some favorite pics from back in the day.