On November 18 2009 at 4:02 am William Alan Bartosch was joyfully welcomed into our family. He weighed in at 7 lbs 9 oz and 20 in long. We were stunned to discover that he was born with Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome. We love him unconditionally from the top of his toe-head to the tips of his toes. We know that this diagnosis will not define him. He is a happy, healthy little boy that just happens to have an extra chromosome.

Follow us on this unexpected and exciting journey as we learn how to live life Will's Way.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Will's First Easter

We had a wonderful Easter. We celebrated Easter for two weekends...Easter weekend #1 we spent in Cleveland and Wooster visiting Grandma's and Grandpa's and Aunts and Uncles, and our friends the Miller's. Will had fun hanging out with everyone and got some good flirting in with Miss Jillian.
On Easter weekend #2, we stayed in Columbus and Gaga and Papa Brough and Uncle Ricky came to celebrate with us. We also met our new friends the Arbona's, and Will exercised with his new buddy Sam. We had lots of fun and learned a lot.
Will got tons of good things from the Easter bunny including candy that Mommy and Daddy are enjoying!
Several weeks back Will and I also went on a blind date with Liz and sweet little Addison. It was great. Will and Addison slept most of the time but the Mommies got lots of good note-sharing done!
It is so nice to play with old friends and forget about DS for awhile and also to meet all these new friends that we have a unique bond with. We love all our friends old and new:)
I am usually good with remembering to take pictures...but I forgot to take pictures of Will with all his new friends. As cousin Ava would say...next time!

1 comment:

Joyce said...

Aww.. this was too cute. We enjoyed seeing you guys too! And, I've been using that Vanilla Oatmeal baby wash and everytime I use it, I think of lil' Will and how good he smells! Galen and I LOVE the picture below of Will with food all over his face... plastic bibs are in your future. :) See you guys soon.