I remember when some of Lila's little friends
with Down Syndrome
started walking way before she did.
Lila was actually the oldest one in our little group
and I wondered
if she was ever going to walk.
I will never forget the day
when she really took off walking independently.
It was July of 2009, just two months shy
of her third birthday.
We were hanging out at Clemyjontri Park
with my friend Annette and her girls.
Lila started walking a few days prior
but she didn't have the confidence
to take more than a few steps without finding
something to hold on to.
This day was different and I was so excited
that I actually caught it on video.
I thought of that day today
as I watched my little girl make her way
up a climbing pole with little effort.
You've come a long way, baby!!!
Some other photos from our family park day:
Lexi update coming very soon!