ace and archie today: a new video

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

For World Down Syndrome Day in 2011, we made a video of Ace talking about her brother, his adoption, and Down syndrome. I had no idea that the video would get the attention that it did. And I have been so thankful for all of the responses and emails I have gotten from parents who have been encouraged by it. Parents from all over the world who have just received a Down syndrome diagnosis and say that seeing our video gave them so much hope and joy in a difficult time. Those messages make all of the hateful comments from the trolls more than worth it.

(If you haven't seen that video, here it is:)

Recently, the video started circulating again...and since it is so old, we thought we would make a new video to show Ace and Archie today. Archie did not have a lot of language and his speech was very unclear back then. It's a whole different story today. He has lots of words. All day long. The words don't actually ever stop. Whether I want them to or not. 

So without further adieu, Ace and Archie today:

(My friend Jenny and I have launched a new blog where I will be doing most of my posting- check it out at

Lots of Love!


Anonymous said...

Ace and Archie sure have grown up. They are both still adorable though. So is your baby!

Beth said...

Adorable!!! You can tell he is one loved little boy and that he loves being Ace's brother!!! Great video!

Susan said...

Your children melt my heart.......<3

Susan from Bosotn

CarolKalilRealty said...

I had an uncle with Downs Syndrome....he was born early 1900' did not treat him any different..he spoke two languages fluently....worked 2 jobs..(both family businesses) and smoked three packs of Lucky cigarettes everyday down to the end..with yellow fingers....he lived much longer than expected in those days .....I attribute it to not treating him any differently than anyone else.....

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