We live next door to a very special young man. His name is Christopher, and if you have read my blog for any length of time, you have seen previous posts about Chris. We have known their family since he was about 2. And then, a few years later, his family bought the house next door to us! Christopher has Down Syndrome. He has touched our hearts, and taught our family so much. We love him, and feel honored to have been able to watch him grow up. Turning 21 for anyone is a big deal. Vegas...first (legal) cocktail, adulthood, etc. Chris' parents wanted to give him a birthday to remember. So they brought Vegas to him! They had a Casino night, with all the bells and whistles. What a fun night!!! Greg and I dressed up as Farmers. Imagine that. Us. Farmers! Kind of cheating, because we wear our overalls around here all the time.
The Casino was held in a big tent, that worked out perfectly!
Coincidentally, on the day that Christopher was born, in the very same hospital, another baby boy came into this world. His name is Kevin, and he too was born with Down Syndrome. The two boys families have stayed in touch, and become close friends. The party was celebrating both of these young men.
Chris and his buddy Kevin while we sang Happy Birthday.
XO Krispy (that is what Chris calls me)