Joining a virtual party at 5 Minutes for Mom for the first time. I'm a little late but better late than never, I guess. This should be fun, I hope. It might be a good way to meet other bloggers and raise awareness about Down syndrome.
To all my awesome followers, Welcome Back! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and return for more.
To all new passers-by, Welcome! Thanks for dropping in. Please leave a comment so I know you were here and I can follow you back.
A little something about us
Bill and I met in Melbourne, Australia. I'm Filipino and he's American. We were both in the land down under pursuing Masters degrees. To learn more about how we met, please read It Had To Be You.
Matthew, meaning "Gift from God", was born in 2007 and was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth. We did not know prenatally. His grandma wrote an essay about him titled "We're Keeping Him". His aunt wrote an essay about him and it was published in the book "Gifts 2: How People With Down Syndrome Enrich The World". He is my main inspiration and motivation for writing how I write and what I write about. By blogging about him, we are sharing our gift from God with you.
Elizabeth was born in 2010. Just like her big brother, she's animated and full of character. We jokingly call her Queen Elizabeth. Of course, she takes that role seriously, demanding and expecting only the best service from her loyal subjects. She wore a tiara at her first Halloween last year.
Other blog highlights include Toy Review Tuesdays, Book Reviews, and Down Syndrome Resources. I write about the kids' toys and how they've helped with their development. Most of the books are Down syndrome-related, many are highly inspiring.
I hope you will continue to follow our journey - one that I hope will inspire as well as entertain you. You can also follow me on Twitter.