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Noah Rocked Times Square!

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We’re so proud of how God is using our little boy to bring hope and encouragement to people all over the world and show them Down syndrome is ok. I was so proud to see Noah’s face on the big screen in Time Square. Be sure to read all the details about his trip to the New York Buddy Walk, and watch the entire video for yourself. (Our  local NBC affiliate even did a story on the trip as well!)

Be sure to visit Noahs Dad Pinterest Page, and Noahs Dad Google plus page and add us there as well so we can stay connected!

It’s so much fun being Noah’s Dad!

 

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On Being A Good Dad.

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It’s hard to believe we’re just a few weeks from meeting baby Jaxten. Noah can’t wait to meet his little brother, and I can’t wait to meet our little boy!

I’ve mentioned that I didn’t grow up with a good dad, in fact I wrote this letter to him the day before I drove to his funeral after not talking to him for about a decade. I’ve forgiven my father, and I  wish I could have told him what the Lord had done in my life before he died. But it didn’t happen.

Thankfully, by the grace of God, I am a different father than then one I had. I tell my son I love him, and I’m proud of him. Every day. I pray for him. Every day. And I pray that the Lord would draw him to Himself. Every day.

I can’t wait to be a dad to two little boys. I can’t wait to teach my sons about the love God has for them.

I’m thankful for a God, and wife, who love me like they do.

I’m thankful for churches like mine that invest in marriages, and start marriage ministries that change lives all around the world.  I’m also thankful that they help families raise Godly men and Godly women. I’m thankful for the way they love on others. I’m thankful of how they love on me.

I wouldn’t be the dad I am without the grace of God, and the people of God, in my life. If you aren’t plugged in to a good church, I encourage you to do find one. To get plugged in. To renew your commitment to God and your spouse.

Your kids will thank later. Trust me.

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Check Out Noah’s Milestones!

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Check out Noah’s developmental milestones!

It’s hard to believe we’re closely approaching Noah’s third birthday! It seems like only yesterday we were learning the news that Noah was born with Down syndrome. We’ve learned a lot these past (almost) three years that’s for sure!

Not only have we learned a lot, but Noah has achieved a lot. We put together this list of his developmental millstones just to keep track. Feel free to check out the link and look at all the things this little kid has accomplished in his few years on earth!

By the way, in case you haven’t heard, Noah is going to be a big brother! We are so excited!!! (Be sure to check out this great article Life News did about Noah’s story, and our announcement on him becoming a big brother.)

In other exciting news, Noah’s Dad Facebook page passed the 50,000 mark this weekend! It’s been so much fun getting to know everyone through that page!

What has been going on in your child’s life? Leave a comment and tell us about it.

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Check Out These Down Syndrome Blogs!

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Are you looking for some Down Syndrome blogs that are both encouraging and updated on a regular basis? We’ve got you covered!

Click on the link above to check out an ever growing list of blogs about Down syndrome, and if you are a blogger be sure to fill out the form and add your blog to the list as well!

We looking forward to learning more about your story, and helping you connect with other families raising children born with Down syndrome!

By the way, Noah’s Dad is on Pinterest! So if you’re a pinner (or repinner!) be sure to follow us to be one of the first to know when we publish a new post.

 

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Noah likes the beach!

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This was Noah’s first trip to the beach, and let me just tell you….he is a fan!

By the way, be sure to check out this great list of Down syndrome blogs! There are lots of other parents out there sharing their story, and we’d love for you to connect with some of their stories as well. 🙂

I love being Noahs Dad!

 

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Baby Noah, Just A Few Days Old

baby down syndromeI snapped this picture when Noah was just few days old. Heck, I was still googling “what is Down syndrome?” ha,ha!

We’ve come a long way since than, that’s for sure. Every day I fall more and more in love with this little guy. By the way, if you’re a new parent, but sure to check out our new parent’s guide to Down syndrome. It’s a work in progress, but if your new to this journey, like we were 22 months ago, there’s lots of great info there for you to check out.

I love being Noah’s Dad!

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Noah’s First Sign!

first signToday Noah decided to do something super awesome, and sign for the first time! We are so proud of all the developmental milestones he is accomplishing. It’s so much fun being Noah’s Dad!

Be sure to check out this post on why we are such big fans of Signing Time, and how it can help your child learn to communicate.

And be sure to check out Life New’s article on our Wall of Awesome. If you haven’t seen it yet, I hope you’ll check it out, read the stories, share the stories, and add your own! And if you happen to be on Google Plus, be sure to check out Noah’s Dad’s page. We’d love to connect with you there as well.

Has your child ever tried sign language? If so, how did it go? Leave a comment and tell us about it.

 

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One Cute Wave!

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Hi!

Speaking of smiles, this little boy’s smile is contagious. Don’t you think? 🙂

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Noah’s All Smiles At Occupational Therapy

special needs occupational therapyIf you’ve been following our story for very long than you know I’m one proud dad! I can’t get over the way our little boy greets every obstacle that comes his way with a huge smile. It’s amazing! In fact some people even think smiling is one of the characteristics of Down syndrome. (It’s not by the way.) 🙂 Although Noah certainly likes meeting new people!

I snapped this picture while Noah was at occupational therapy, and as you can see, it’s just another day at the super fun office for this kid! By the way, be sure to check out the post that goes with this picture. My wife did a great job talking about how imitation is an import milestone for children. It”s great stuff!

Be sure to follow my adventure as Noah’s Dad on Google Plus, and Youtube as well. I look forward to getting to know you this journey as well.

-(Noah’s Dad)

What sort of therapy is your child involved with?

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Hi, I’m Noah. Nice to meet you! :-)

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Hello everyone! 

Noah’s having a great time in New York. Today is our 4th day here, and it’s been a huge week!

In fact, today  was especially fun because we got to meet Chris Burke (who played Corky on Life Goes On.)

But, to add to the awesomeness, we go to visit a New York City Fire station! Talk about awesome!

Be sure to check out the videos from our trip as well.

Have you ever been to New York? If so, what’s your favorite thing to do there?

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