Kayla relished being in the roll of big sister when Lucas was a baby. She immediately wanted him to go to her room to play the day we came home from the hospital! She loved watching him reach all those milestones of first smile, coo, laugh, crawl, walk etc. So it's surprising to ask her now if she wants us to have another baby because she responds with an emphatic "NO!" Maybe she flashed back to all those times of hearing him cry :) Lucas wants us to have another baby though; I think he really wants to be the big brother - although he says he just wants another boy in the house to play with.
Of course as they've gotten older their relationship is like most sibling relationships - they play, they fight, they get on each other's nerves, they make up, they share, they love each other. He's 4.5 years younger, but in a lot of ways he's her protector. I hope they will always remain close and be there for each other.
The International Down Syndrome Coalition has been doing a daily photo challenge for Down Syndrome Awareness Month with a different theme/topic each day. Today's picture theme is "Siblings".
As I was perusing the hundreds of photos I have I realized I have so many favorites of Kayla and Lucas together. Here is a small sampling of just a few of my favorites.
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