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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Piano Man

Will is a little piano man.  I am sure our neighbors love this!  Between Will and his ballads and Ron with his new banjo, we are going to get evicted:)

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Will loves to color with Ava!

We may have a lefty on our hands though...

Which is only unfortunate because he is going to struggle with coloring and writing anyway and adding the lefty factor could make it even more difficult.  But Will will be Will and unlike the nuns back in the day I am not going to force him to be a righty:)

He also likes how they taste!

Silly Will!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Joan of Arc

Great post by Kelle Hampton. I love her! Like we don't know life is going to be hard for us.  And what good does acting like we do know how hard it is going to be for us do for our children.  Negativity serves no purpose.  Positive thinking makes everything easier.  Positivity is contagious and if I stay positive, I have noticed others follow suite.  I adopted that theory when Will was about 2 weeks old and never looked back...though I have tripped and fallen several times...I still didn't look back:)  Just like... Joan of Arc .

Here's a couple of pictures of Will in the bounce house with his cousins.  Great physical therapy by the way!

Will Rolling Play Dough

Will's Occupational therapist took this video of him at school last week playing with the play dough.  Note the concentration but also the use of the rolling pin!