Friday, October 23, 2009

the best part

Down syndrome New Mama had a lovely post sharing her feelings about "the best part of Down syndrome." I've been thinking about it and kept ending up with a three way tie. I love our kiddos' eyes. I adore our kiddos' feet. And the flexibility because of lower tone amazes me.

So today, Kira put on a demo of why I love two of them.

She LOVES her toes. I mean loves them like a baby doll or a blankie or something. She talks to them all the time and likes for us to talk to them, too.

Today, she was eating an apple and apparently her toes were also a bit hungry.

Kira: "Toes? Bapple? es...bapple"

She pulled her foot up even with her chest and gave her toes a nibble on the apple. Then she pulled her foot up to her mouth for a quick "tiss" on the toes followed by a hug that looked a lot like she was rocking a baby, only instead of a baby, her leg and foot were completely tucked up next to her chest. I wish I had been close to my camera. AND the nice part about it is I don't have to worry about having a back-up lovey replacement for her toes!

So, definitely LOVE the feet LOVE the flexibility.

But, oh how I love her eyes.


  1. How funny... I could picture the whole scene. I have to say that I agree with you. The foot/toe action cracks me up. My daughter even holds her sippy cup with her toes sometimes!

  2. seeing all the pictures....

  3. Wendy-I am anonymous. I can't figure out how to make it work otherwise! Michele

  4. Kira is a doll! I love all those same things about our kiddos too! They are what makes them unique!

  5. Awww so sweet!
    Ruby loves to suck on her toes.
    Love that picture of Kira's eye, what a beautiful color they are.