Thursday, March 14, 2013

Who I Am

World Down Syndrome Day, March 21st, is rapidly approaching and the International Down Syndrome Coalition [IDSC] has launched a photo campaign called "Who I Am" to spread awareness about Down syndrome.


Rocking Her Extra Chromosome for World Down Syndrome Day 3.21


I am here to be Ellie's voice.  Since I seem to have a camera glued to my eye, I believe that I have captured the "essence" of my daughter.  Her spunkiness.  Her wide range of emotions.  Mostly, I have documented her awesomeness!


Who She Is. . .


She pushes the limits [and mama bear's buttons!].

Me? Climb?  Never!


She loves to entertain her 'friends'.



She thinks cupcakes are their own food group.




She is a typical 3 year-old who likes to be heard.



She is a princess.




She loves animals.



She loves to steal talk on the phone.  And run up my long distance bills.  And did she just call England?

She likes to "strike a pose" while on the phone.


She is a student full of intelligence and curiosity.




She is a daughter who is loved deeply.




She is. . . .




Ellie.






16 comments:

  1. OH! I cried. She is all of those things. And she is so strikingly beautiful it takes my breath away.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Leah! You are too kind and I feel the same way about Miss Cora. one of these days, we will have our two little girls meet and the cuteness will be amazing!

      Delete
  2. I loved this post! Hoping to do one for Levi soon!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi April! I saw Levi and he is darling. Great post!

      Delete
  3. Ellie, you are beautiful and perfection and I have never met you but I love you!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Awesome! I agree with Ellie--cupcakes are their own food group. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I think cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and chocolate should all be a food group :)

      Delete
  5. Adorable! Cupcakes are a food group- I don't care what the internet says! Our Sara will be 21 years old next month. It goes so quickly. She is still rocking her extra chromosome and surprises us daily :) Your Ellie is a cutie!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow! Twenty-one yo already?! I read your Who I Am blog post--loved it!

      Delete
  6. Such a sweet post! She is quite something! You take great pictures - and you have a beautiful subject. :) I think the phone pose is my favorite. Inspires me to do some Zumba next time I'm on the phone.

    ReplyDelete

I love your comments and I read each and every single one of them.