Dylan is a rambunctious 9 year old with Down syndrome. This site was originally formed to bring information to family and friends about Dylan's health progress during his open heart surgery in July, 2005. It has since grown into a blog about his adventures, family, milestones, and love for people.
This past fall, Jonah took part in his first Science Fair at Parkview Elementary. This spectacular first grader, aka my awesome brother, got a ribbon. His experiment was about the Naked Egg. Did you know that if you put an egg in vinegar, it has a chemical reaction with the shell causing it to disintegrate and leave the egg membrane spongy like a ball, yet see-through? Yep. You could see the yoke and everything. Not bad for a first experiment. Good Job, Jonah!
Seahawk Football Fan/Construction Worker Can you say, "CHEESE?" Packer Cheese, that is.
Grandma walking Jo Jo while Trick-or-Treating.
Here is Jonah, JoJo, and Victoria on their first-ever true Trick-or-Treat experience. Who knew that total strangers will give you candy. In their eyes? AWESOME.
What was I doing? Helping Auntie Jen hand out candy as I wasn't all that interested in going door-to-door. But while I was helping Auntie Jen, I learned that whole GROUPS of girls will come to me! Teenage Girls. Auntie Jen says I am a very good flirt.
Yesterday was my brother's Birthday. Happy Birthday Jonah! To celebrate, we went to Chuck E Cheese's and it was our first time ever going. We got to eat pizza, play lots of games, dance with Chuck E and (my favorite) be on the big tv screens at Studio C. Here are some pictures of the party. Can't believe Jonah is 5 years old already. Seems like just yesterday he made me a big brother. How time flies.
Jonah and I are dancing with Chuck E and our wonderful hostess. I gave Chuck E lots of hugs and Jonah got that awesome crown. The Studio C. Here I am on the big screen and I LOVED IT!!!! I'm a star.
Here you can see me acting in front of the blue screen which then shows up on the tv. Pretty sweet, huh? Don't I look good?!?
Jonah is showing off all his tickets he won. He also got that cool crown and a pretty sweet medallion which you can see around his neck.
Daddy got in the Ticket Blaster trying to score Jonah even more tickets for his prizes. Jonah went in with him for a second but decided Dad would do better all by himself. Here Jonah and I are cheering him on. Go Daddy Go!
Posing with the Chuck, himself. We make him look pretty good.
Jonah showing his surprise during Chuck E's show. Mom loves this picture.
All of us at the table eating pizza and having a good time with our mousy friend.
CHEESE! Cheese Pizza, that is.
The Birthday Boy.
Jonah got a cool balloon from the party.
Daddy helping me watch Chuck E's show.
After the party, we went home for some quiet time. Then while Jo Jo, Victoria, and I played in our swimming pool, Daddy took Jonah out for some ice cream and man-time. Mommy went to play a soccer game. Jonah and Daddy went for a walk at the beach, had races, and talked. What a great way to spend the rest of a birthday. Boy, Daddy is prety awesome and Jonah had a wonderful party and then some even more wonderful Daddy-time. Happy 5th Birthday, Jonah. We love you.