Wednesday, March 21, 2012

World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Awareness Day. 3 copies of the 21st chromosome (3/21). I love every chromosome my Gabe has, so I guess that means I love Down Syndrome too.

I love his single palmer crease.

I love his little ears.

I love his almond eyes (and slight nystagmus in this picture).

I love his repaired heart.

I love Gabe and I wouldn't change anything about him (except maybe take away a feeding tube and get him to take independent steps...ha!).

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Baptism and Grandma We

Alyssa was Baptized a couple weeks back. Here are some pics.

My Grandma Wehage passed away on Friday night at the age of 96. She was ready to move on and at peace with it. Alyssa is wearing my Grandmother's Baptismal gown in these pictures. It was slightly yellowed, but very special. I've been thinking about my Grandma alot this weekend. I have a very clear memory of being about 7 years old and her babysitting my brother and I. We were at her apartment playing the tile game drinking Tab cola out of a plastic cup from the 70's with Golden Girls on in the background. I would eventually fall asleep on a green velvet couch with Empty Next on in the background. I can still remember the sound of her clock in the dinning room chiming on the hour.

I also remember my Grandma picking us up from school in her little white car on the last day of class before summer break. I got a C on my report card and was embarassed to tell her. I told her about the C (along with the other A's and B's) and her response went something like, "that's great. Lets get a creamy whip"...I'm still convinced that creamy whips make everything better.