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Begin challenging your own ... by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Begin challenging your own assumptions.  Your assumptions are your windows on the world.  Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in. ~Alan Ald ... Read on »
Each day comes bearing its ... by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. ~ Ruth Ann Schabacker Read on »
"Germ Warfare" by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome So all this week, Chris kept asking, Is Bridget coming down with something? No, I explained, her preschool class is learning about germs...what they are, how they spread, ... Read on »
"Hi, Shadow!" by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Bridget has always loved her shadow. We're at the beach, and she discovered it on our deck today. She was captivated by the way her shadow looked when she swung a frisb ... Read on »
"Germ Warfare" by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome So all this week, Chris kept asking, Is Bridget coming down with something? No,I explained, herpreschool class is learning about germs... what they are, how they spread ... Read on »
**Bridget 25 months--Signs** by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Thank You Play Baby Diaper Eat Hurt Love Hungry/Food Duck Cat Butterfly Mad More Shoes Touchdown Sorry Happy All done P ... Read on »
21 Things to Love by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome In keeping with the "21" theme, here are 21 Things to Love about Bridget: 1. She's super busy, but she's also a big Snugglebug. She is the perfect mixture of sweet an ... Read on »
31 for 21 by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Today begins National Down Syndrome Awareness month, and the Get It Down: 31 for 21 challenge (the challenge is to blog each day of October, 31 days, to increase awaren ... Read on »
7 Day Blitz Winners by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome **Okay, so Blogger chose to eat two posts I drafted, but hadn't yet posted about our time in Ukraine and meeting Alina.  So sorry for the delay on my "Look Back"!  For a ... Read on »
A 7 Day Blitz for Kirill by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The Reece's Rainbow adoption community was shaken to it's core last month when one of our families was denied permission to adopt a little boy they want and love. ... Read on »
A Blog Pause by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome ...to enjoy fireworks and fireflies. I'll have lots of pictures and stories to share soon, so stay tuned. Thanks to everyone who continues to read and respond. Happy 4th of ... Read on »
A Choice? by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Last December, when Chris and I told the kids about Alina and her need for a home, they were shocked that her parents were willing to "give her away"--in particular because ... Read on »
A Glimpse by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome ...of life over here :). More soon...I promise. Read on »
A Look Back: Learning to Eat by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We spent nearly a month at Children’s Hospital with Bridget, and those first few weeks were both exhilarating and exhausting.She recovered from her surgery quickly, and was ... Read on »
A Look Back: Learning to Eat by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We spent nearly a month at Children’s Hospital with Bridget, and those first few weeks were both exhilarating and exhausting.She recovered from her surgery quickly, and was re ... Read on »
A Look Back: One Year Ago (Post 2) by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Entrance to Alina's Building Entry Hall/Lockers for Alina's Groupa Before we knew it, we were climbing the staircase to her groupa's ... Read on »
A Look Back: One Year Ago (Post 6) by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Gotcha Day On Friday afternoon, while having our hurried, brief and last official visit with the orphanage director, we were told that we could take Alina out of th ... Read on »
A Look Back: One Year Ago (Post 6) by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Gotcha Day On Friday afternoon, while having our hurried, brief and last official visit with the orphanage director, we were told that we could take Alina out of th ... Read on »