Monday, October 14, 2013

Day 14 31 for 21 2013

Riley has never had his very own play date. It's always been playing with Rex's friends little sisters, my friends kids or family dinner type arrangements.  While he loves all of these opportunities to see his friends he was SUPER excited to have his very own play date with Ella. 

Ella's parents dropped her off and took her big brother to his soccer game. Justin and Rex went to the game too so they didn't have any big kids bossing them either. They were two very very excited kiddos. 

The conversations were hysterical. 

There was a big debate over the slide.  Riley was not about to go down it. Ella loved going down even with the puddle at the bottom. Riley decided it would be a much better plan to go back down the ladder. 

Riley Gibby I'm not very happy with you right now!!!

Our neighbor has chickens so we went for a walk. 

Chickens chickens come here!

The tried to feed the chickens pine needles through the fence. 

With nobody else home we had room to roll up the carpet and paint. 

The concentration was intense!

Theses two had so much fun. I had a ton of listening to them. Funny funny kids!

I wish I could bottle these two up and share them when ever people say "oh kids with Down syndrome are always so sweet". They are sweet but they are also feisty, funny,happy sad,angry and loving. They experience the full range of emotions just like we do. I love that Riley and Ella have a friendship where they are able to experience/share all those emotions and still love each other. 


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Ella has asked every morning since if Riley Gibby was going to come over "TODAY" for a playdate! She had a blast!!!!


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