Saturday, October 10, 2009

31 for 21- Day 10: Walking around the lake

We went for a walk in the woods today. Around a lake and back again. Happy to spend Thanksgiving in the crisp Fall air. Life is good.

If only we got our middlest billy goat to come with us - but he wanted to stay home close to the turkey. My oldest billy goat did a great job of keeping up with us, and seemed to really enjoy being out with us without having to compete with Liam for attention. It's at moments like this that I realize how important one-on-one time is for our kids.

This was Aidan at the half-way point. So peaceful. I'm not sure if you can see in this picture, but he sleeps with his eyes open a little bit.

This was one of those days when I didn't really think about Down syndrome. It wasn't an issue. All the family that came for supper know Aidan. And love Aidan. We've had conversations about Down syndrome, but I think we've moved past a need to talk about it. Everybody notices how he's developing, but there's no pressure. Aidan is developing at his own pace, we're here to help him develop in the best way possible. So, today wasn't about Down syndroem, (though you might argue that I'm talking about it now), it was about being together as a family and being grateful.

Some days are like that.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

happy Thanksgiving to you!