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.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Time!

We are excited that summer is here and school is out.  Will has been making a lot of progress with speech and physical therapy related things and I hope we can keep the momentum going thru the summer!  He is enrolled in a speech therapy social group once a week and will continue to do his private speech and occupational therapy.  We are trying to find another session of soccer that works with our busy schedule, but for now, he is getting so much better at kicking and running with the kids in the back yard.  He is also getting really good at hitting the ball off of his tee and this keeps him entertained for a long time since he then chases it, puts it back and hits it again.  All of this is so good for core strength and balance.  We hope to do lots of other fun things with cousins and friends too!

It is raining today so we painted cookies:)  I sneeked in a little OT while they were having a treat!

Will went to an Indians game last weekend.

Will's last week of school with all his little classmates!

Will playing with friends and cousins at the park.

1 comment:

Unc Ricky said...

aunt D sounds like an awesome babysitter... creative! when i was growing up g-ma put me to work until 1p when we could watch Days of Our Lives...