Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy World Down Syndrome Day

first bath in a baby bathtub

Max visits with his Grandpa today.

Max made his first friend.....a teddy bear that Pat Hunter gave him before he was born.....

They seem to have a lot to talk about......until....

Max wanted to practice his punching technique on him.....

Luckily the bear doesn't take anything personally.

They still hang out on the changing table from time to time,,,

when Max isn't contemplating the universe on his own

My cat is just a tad curious when all this madness is going to end???

I'm thinking - not any time soon!


Today is World Down Syndrome day. We've been getting a quote each day for the last 21 days from a person who has Down Syndrome in our e-mail from the DSALA - Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles

here are two of my favorite quotes:

"Having Down syndrome means nothing to me, I'm special like everyone else. I do not let people judge me for having Down syndrome. The important thing is how I feel about myself. On the inside, I feel beautiful."
By: Edward Barbanell (31)
(Billy in "The Ringer")

"I can get a lot of money if I sell my extra chromosome on eBay. I don't need it anymore."
By: Graham Sheldon (23 today

***World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), is on 21 March. On this day, Down syndrome organizations throughout the world organize and participate in events to raise public awareness of Down syndrome.
The date was selected by Down Syndrome International (DSI) to signify the uniqueness of Down syndrome in the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome and is used synonymously with Down syndrome. The original idea was proposed by Stylianos E.


clairity said...

I know you are a great photographer, but I'm thinking it's not exactly fair that you have such a perfect subject. LOL
Love the thinker and also kitty cupcake.

Catherine Just said...

thanks Claire!

Sweaters and Flip Flops said...

He really likes to have his hair washed!!!! Gosh Durn that baby is sweeeeeeet! xon

mary catherine said...

beautiful photos of a beautiful boy! thank you so much for sharing them.