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Blog #55~School Days

Blog #55~ School Days

I can’t believe tomorrow is Nick’s last day of school.  He graduates from high school on Sunday.  Recently after our basement flooded, I was going through some wet boxes and found my old “school days” book. I flipped through the yellow pages looking at pictures and my vital statistics (height, weight, activities, awards and achievements.)

Nice handwriting there, T…… 🙂

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This prompted me to share some school day pictures of Nick.  I pulled out his box of memorabilia from his closet.  Nestled inside I found his old baby blanket, christening candle, artwork, an autographed baseball and  his book.

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There’s just one problem.  I only filled out first grade, the rest well……crickets….chirp…

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Here are some of Nick’s school Portraits  over the years 🙂

 Nick’s 2nd Grade picture.  I love this toothless grin, one of my favs!

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3rd Grade…..

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 4th Grade, this is my Mom’s favorite……….

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In many pictures, Nick smiles with his eyes…… As Tyra Banks calls it “smizing” 😉

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The awkward early pre-teen years… Don’t we all have one we’d rather  leave stuffed in the drawer?

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Speaking of awkward, check out this mug shot from freshman year.  None of my family has seen this one. This photo package remains fully in tact stuffed in a shoe box. 

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It’s never easy to get a good photograph of Nick.  Trying to get him to look into the camera, smile, keep his hands from flapping is a daunting task. Having Down syndrome and autism makes for some interesting stories.  If you haven’t read Blog #5~Ready, Set, Action- Check it out ( June 2012 archives). It’s a classic Nick story 🙂

High School ……He’s getting bigger, and it looks like I should have run the Norelco over his stubble…..

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Junior year of high School…..

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Hope you enjoyed a look back at Nick.  My how he has grown. If you want to see Nick’s senior portrait you’ll have to wait until next week.  I think this blog just became Nick’s school days book.  That’s what is in my noggin this week!

~Teresa 🙂

 

Author:

Teresa is the mother of two boys. Her youngest son, Nick is 23 years old and has special needs including Down syndrome, autism and verbal apraxia. She is a parent advocate, speaker and writer who is currently working on the memoir of raising her son, Nick. You can follow Nick world on our Facebook page and Pinterest @Down Syndrome With A Slice of Autism. Find Nick on Instagram@ #nickdsaustism, Twitter @tjunnerstall.

10 thoughts on “Blog #55~School Days

  1. Great to see Nick through the years…those smiling eyes tell it all…a heart of joy even amongst the mischief!

  2. I did get photos!!! How do i go directly to the blog. Crazy tecno challenged me !

    Shelly, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” –Mary Oliver. Poet

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