Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Best Buddies

Walking Pushing a Trolley

I posted about what Luke was able to do at age 18 months a little while ago, and I mentioned that he could push a trolley across the living rooms. So here he is. He started by pushing a ride on as it was lower and he didn't have the strength to stand up for very long. Then when we were away, he used other people's ride ons which were all different heights. When he was getting confident with that, I turned them around and had him push from a more upright position, with his hands on the steering wheel to push instead of the seat. We were only away for a week, and by the time we got back he was strong enough to pull himself up at the trolley and push it along all by himself. Yay!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sleeping sitting up

Luke has just started to sit up when I lie him down for his sleeps, and I often go back in now to find him asleep folded in half, as if he has fallen asleep sitting up and slowly leaned over. I know he is extra flexible due to the DS, but is there any other reason he might be doing this, and do I need to be concerned or not? Any suggestions welcomed :)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A Boy and his Dad

There are many uses for a dad...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


The other night we were getting the kids ready for bed, and Neil was brushing Luke's teeth. He had just got the second of his front top teeth, and had 4 in total. I commented on how pleased I was with the shape of them, as his lower ones are very thin and jagged. I also said that it was funny how he was getting his teeth in the usual order, when I had read that kids with DS often cross-cut their teeth. We were laughing because Emily cross-cut, particularly the top ones, and at one stage she looked really peculiar with the front right tooth, and the next one to the right through, and none on the left.

The next morning I noticed Luke's cheeks were really red and dry, and had been for a few days. I put my finger in his mouth to see if there was any action. Imagine my surprise to find 2 top molars! One is totally through, and the other half way cut.

When will I learn to keep my mouth shut!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Winter at the Beach

Luke, the sand connoisseur, at it again :)
With Dad

Contemplating the surf

Big brother Ben

This was my first trip out to the beach closest to us down south. It is a shingle beach, and the dog was in heaven! She loves stones and sticks, so she was just beside herself. The kids had a good run around, and climbed up a huge hill with a sheer drop down to the beach. Neil was with them, but I still nearly had kittens. Luke was allowed to have a crawl around now that everything is a bit drier, so he was happy.