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Nick’s 21st Birthday

Nick’s 21st Birthday

Big Guy turned 21 this past Saturday.  We threw a party and Nick had a blast.  Here are a few snapshots of the day:

Party favors…..Theme red solo cups and Thomas the Tank engine, only in Nick’s world!

red cup favors

I made a toast thanking caregivers, therapists, family and friends for their support with Nick (who has Down syndrome and autism) over the years.  Nick followed it up by flashing the crowd.  Looks like we have some new members added to the “belly flashing club”.  🙂

Nick belly flash 21

Chocolate cake, Nick’s favorite…..

Nick 21 cake

New sensory toys from his occupational therapist…..

Nick sensory toys

Cheers and down the hatch!  Don’t worry, he didn’t slam the whole thing.  Nick’s brother Hank, handed him the last half of his beer.  🙂

Nick chug beer

It was a great celebration.  We are very appreciative of the generosity from our family and friends.  Thank you for all the well wishes and touching sentiments.  That’s what is in my noggin this week!

~Teresa

 

 

 

Author:

Teresa is the Author of "A New Course: A Mother's Journey Navigating Down Syndrome and Autism" and the mother of two boys. Her youngest son, Nick is 26 years old and has a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism (DS-ASD). She is a DS-ASD dual diagnosis consultant, advocate, speaker, and writer. Follow Nick's world on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest @Down Syndrome With A Slice of Autism and on Twitter @tjunnerstall. For more information and media links, visit https://www.teresaunnerstall.com

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