Shortly after I got Ellie's diagnosis, another mama was getting word that her little boy would have Down syndrome. We connected via email, but met for the first time this week when she was in town.
|Giant pizza play area.|
Ellie and I headed to the zoo early so she could play on some giant pizza, and then we were off to hang out with Max and Paul. I kicked off the day with a bad question, "Paul, what animal do you want to see?" "Giraffes." FAIL. Our zoo has no giraffes. Or hippos. But it's free. We made up for the giraffe shortage with lions and monkeys, and Paul raced a cheetah.
|Deep in conversation.|
The mamas chatted while the kids checked out the animals and got to know each other. At one point, Ellie began crying because we took Max away to put him back in his own stroller!
Once the rain began to fall, we headed for the drier climate of the frozen yogurt shop, where I made the mistake of ordering Ellie and I red velvet cake frozen yogurt to share.
|Note the red facial accessories. It only got worse.|
I've mentioned before how much I love the Down syndrome community, and today it was wonderful to see Alysia and the kids and not talk about Down syndrome much, but to have that deep connection underlying everything.
Have a great Wednesday, everyone!