A Brother Makes a Great Best Friend

We’re in a sweet season of life here in the Smith house. Jaxten (Noah’s brother) is 3, Noah recently turned 7, and my wife recently gave birth to our new son (Koen) who’s almost 8 weeks old. As Noah and Jaxten have gotten “older” it’s been fun to watch them become such great friends. They [Read More…]…

Noah’s Growing Up

The picture above was taken shortly before Noah’s 7th birthday party, and he looks so grown up! The reason he looks so grown up is because he is growing up! In the years since I started this website, Noah has learned how to walk using treadmill therapy, sat up on his own, and even took his first [Read More…]…

A Letter to My Son on His 7th Birthday

Noah, It’s hard to believe your seven years old today! I can remember in vivid detail the moment I heard our pediatrician say those words, “he has features consistent with Trisomy 21.” I had no idea what life was going to be like raising a child with Down syndrome. I was a new parent. I had no [Read More…]…

The Northpark Santa Claus Has an Amazing Gift for Children with Special Needs!

In the Dallas area, where we live, there is a Santa Claus unlike any other – the Northpark Mall Santa Claus! The “Northpark Santa” (Carl Anderson) has been performing as Santa Claus at this specific mall for going on 40 years! He’s even been featured on ABC News for his Santa skills. If you’ve ever taken your [Read More…]…

Introducing Koen Breckin Smith

I’m about six weeks late in writing this post, but I want to officially introduce all of our blog readers to Noah and Jaxten’s new baby brother, Koen Breckin Smith! It doesn’t seem like that long ago that we were welcoming into the world our second child, Jaxten, but here we are with our third [Read More…]…