About Rick Smith

Hi, I'm Noah's Dad and I'm passionate about giving the world a window into our life as we raise our son who was born with Down syndrome. I also enjoy connecting with other families, so let's stay connected.

A Special World Down Syndrome Day Interview With Todd Wagner

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Since March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (children born with down syndrome have 3 copies of their 21st chromosome) we thought it would be fun to do a special extended edition of Real Truth. Real Quick. (A weekly video podcast where we answer questions about life, leadership, and the world we live in in 5 minutes or less.)  I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch the interview with includes myself, my wife, our 3 year old son Noah, and our friend and pastor, Todd Wagner. (Oh, and our little boy in the womb, Jaxten!)

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You Can’t Touch This !

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I seriously can’t get enough of watching this little boy dance his face off wherever he is. Whenever music comes on, wherever he is, he stops, drops, and dances! I love it!

Click play on the video below and watch him wave his hands in the air like he just don’t care in his car seat!

Epic. Cuteness. 

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The Most Annoying (And Cutest) Sound In The World

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I typically spend a lot of time blogging and creating videos that are (hopefully) helpful and encouraging to you. This will not be one of those. Sorry. Instead, turn the volume up on your speakers, click play, and thank me later! :)

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Milestone Alert: Noah’s An Official Walker!

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If I’ve learned anything from being parent these last few years it’s this; you never know when your child is going to achieve a major developmental milestone! Noah’s been working hard trying to learn to walk on his own. He’s been able to take a few steps on his own for a while now, and he recently learned to stand up on his own, but today, at 22 months old…out of the blue…did something ah-mah-zing….!

Today Noah became an official walker!

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