We’re about to head out to go Trick-Or-Treating with some friends around our neighbored and I wanted to share a quick photo of Noah in his little toddler astronaut outfit. One cool fun fact, NASA actually sent Noah this outfit after we did a post on A Smile As Big As The Moon with a note saying they couldn’t wait for him to come to Space Camp one day!
How cool is that!!!
“Is It Ok To Take My Child Trick-Or-Treating?”
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Today my wife (the much smarter and kinder other half of Noah’s Dad) and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary!
Even though the title of this blog is “Noah’s Dad” make no mistake about it, everything we do is a team effort. My sweet wife is an amazing mother, wife, and friend and I couldn’t imagine being on this journey without her!
In fact, she’s a super hero![Read More…]
Creativity and imagination are important skills to work on in childhood just like learning to crawl and communicate. A lot of people think that creativity is a gift, but I truly think creativity is something that can be practiced and developed. Imagination is also becoming more of a lost skill as kids are sitting in front of TVs that provide all the imagination they think that they need rather than creating the stories themselves.
Creativity Has No Limits
Today I wanted to help Noah explore his creative side. When I think of Noah’s future I hope that there are no limits for him, but I also sometimes worry about what his future holds. I figure that the arts are a way for him to express himself without limits whether it be painting, drama, music, cooking, taking pictures, etc.
There are several great programs and people we have already been exposed to that express themselves artistically while also happening to have Down syndrome.[Read More…]
I’ll be honest, when Noah was born pretty everything I knew about Down Syndrome I learned by watching TV. I knew very little about what life was like for a person with Down syndrome, and had a lot of fears and questions about my child’s future. I wondered if he would play like typical kids. If he would smile and laugh like typical kids. If he would go to college like typical kids. And if he would ever be able to drive a car like typical kids.
As I’ve mentioned before most of my fears were never came true, and the fact is there are people with Down syndrome that can do all of the things mentioned above…including getting their drivers license and driving a car!
Down Syndrome And Driver’s Licenses
From time to time I’m asked questions like, “Can people with Down syndrome drive a car?” or “Can people with Down syndrome get their drivers license?” and since I’ve heard stories of people with Down syndrome driving, I’ll typically answer “Sure, they can!”[Read More…]
Down Syndrome Resources
A friend of mine sent me this picture of a billboard promoting Down Syndrome awareness. The … [Read More...]
An Open Letter To Every OB/GYN On The Planet: How To Deliver A Down Syndrome Diagnosis, The Right Way.
Dear OB/GYN, I'm the father of a two year old boy named Noah who was born with Down syndrome, and … [Read More...]
Down Syndrome Therapy
3 Activities To Do Before Your Child Takes Their First Steps, Plus Noah Cruising On The Gait Trainer!
[tentblogger-youtube UMGFPld6f_U] Noah took his first steps on the gait trainer back in December. … [Read More...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlGOTxhYv60 Noah has been working on his pincer grasp (which is a … [Read More...]