Wednesday, October 12, 2011

31 for 21: School pictures

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. So we’ll highlight a few little special things about what DS means in our house.

[I have Down syndrome. I go to school and get pictures just like my friends.]

Here’s some of my school pictures from a few weeks ago.  I think I did ok.  Usually Mommy gets growly with me because I don’t like to look at the camera and smile.  And the people taking pictures always try to be silly or shake things at me, and I just look at them like they’re crazy. She was pretty surprised to see that some of the pictures were not too bad.  These are our favorite ones… 

This is when I was telling them how many ways I was the best kid there! 
1. I’m the cutest.
2. I’m the smallest—which in the weird rules of my family means I’m the cutest, thanks to my Great Grandma F.
3. I had the best outfit there, complete with super cool shoes.  That’s what I think.
(All photos courtesy of Lace.)

(Mommy note: Here’s a couple other shots, not great, but not the worst ones.  I put them here just to show the tilt and tip, especially in the one on the left, that is the reason for her eye surgery this coming Wednesday, 10/19.  This isn’t the best example, but some of you have asked about it, so I thought I’d include these.  The one on the right also shows off BOTH her crooked pinkies, one of my favorite traits of DS.)


  1. The pictures are beautiful. I love the flower top you were wearing. I wonder if I can get one in my size? Little Miss D takes school pictures in a couple of weeks. Keeping my fingers crossed she will be nicer to their camera than she is to ours!

  2. Oh my!! These turned out cute, cute! ~J

  3. She's beautiful! I love the 2nd pic where she is standing behind the chair - she just looks so mature, and older, and wiser :) I love Kayla's pinky fingers too!

  4. Wonderful pictures, Braska! You are such a precious and beautiful little granddaughter!

  5. Beautiful girl! My favorite one is where she is standing behind the chair, too.

  6. She is so pretty! I like them all and I am impressed with the door background. We only get four or five solid color backgrounds.


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