I’ll be honest – this call for photos for Down Syndrome Awareness Month was kind of an afterthought, triggered by Ellen’s recent Parents post. But I am SO. GLAD. I did it, because now my blog is filled with all of these beautiful faces. How about that handsome guy, Troy (and his handsome pup), up top?
You might recognize Alec – his family was passing near Mayberry not long ago and we met for breakfast at the Cracker Barrel.
Alex is a local boy – the kids and I see him every morning when I drop Sarah Kate off at school, and he greets us out the car window.
Brunson’s photo makes me laugh – Nathan has driven his Power Wheels 4-wheeler into our fence countless times (while being followed by the dog).
Sweet Colton in the sand…which reminds me, I need to vacuum my bedroom. Nathan played in the sandbox at school on Thursday and I took his shoes off in my room.
Darcie is the cutest pumpkin I’ve seen in a long time!
You may remember Ethan, Nathan’s carnival games partner, from last year’s Buddy Walk.
What a fun-loving little dude Jack seems to be!
I hope Jackson is better at soccer than Nathan was.
I love seeing buddies with their siblings, like Kyler and his brothers.
I swear, Katherine Eileen could be Nathan’s younger sister – the hair, the expression, the mischievous twinkle in the eye…
Lexi and Lila are sisters – aren’t they adorable in their matching outfits?
I’m a sucker for little kids in glasses, and Mary-Lynn is rocking hers!
All babies are cute, but Olivia is ADORBS!
Yep, that’s MY Nathan, but I’m including it because when I put out the call for buddy photos, my friend Katie shared this photo of HER buddy. It was taken two years ago (almost to the day) at her wedding.
Thank you all so, so much for sharing photos of your buddies with me and my readers. This collection of images demonstrates how diverse they really are – there’s no doubt it’s a myth that people with Down syndrome all look alike. But, of course, you already knew that. 🙂