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One of her first attempts stringing 3 steps together!!
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Alexi's been doing GREAT since her surgery! She's now pushing up to sit on her own, and telling her hands some pretty interesting stories! I think if I had a super power, it would be to know what babies are saying..
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Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh

World Down Syndrome Day is just 3 days away! Help us celebrate 3/21 by rocking your wild socks! Don't forget to hashtag #rockyoursockspgh !!

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Today is World Down Syndrome Day!!! Let's see those funky mismatched socks!!!

3/21 is World Down Syndrome Day because Down syndrome occurs when there are 3 copi...es of the 21st chromosome. Some would say that the 21st chromosome is the "love" chromosome, anyone who has gotten a famous hug from a friend with DS knows why!

Here's how you can help us celebrate: The Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh is sending out a challenge to all corporations in Pittsburgh and beyond to encourage participation by having employees wear mismatched, crazy socks! and posting a picture to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dsapgh with the hashtag #rockyoursockspgh !!!

So get your company involved and share the pictures right to us!! Today is the big day so please share this post!!! We are trying to reach as many companies and families as possible!! #WDSD #rockyoursockspgh #dsapgh #downsyndrome #pittsburgh

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This is a fun awareness campaign that Alexi's local Down Syndrome Association is participating in this year. They want to see how much awareness they can spread with the hashtag #rockyoursockspgh so please add that to any of your World Down Syndrome Day posts of wild socks!! Thank you!!

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Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh

World Down Syndrome Day is coming up on March 21, and we want to "break the internet" with shares of pictures of Down Syndrome awareness right here on our Faceb...ook page!!!

Why is 3/21 World Down Syndrome Day?? Down syndrome occurs when there are 3 copies of the 21st chromosome. Some would say that the 21st chromosome is the "love" chromosome, anyone who has gotten a famous hug from a friend with DS knows why!

Here's how you can help us celebrate: The Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh is sending out a challenge to all corporations in Pittsburgh and beyond to encourage participation by having employees wear mismatched, crazy socks! and posting a picture to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dsapgh with the hashtag #rockyoursockspgh !!!

So get your company involved and share us the pictures!! Please share this post, we are trying to reach as many companies as possible!! Bonus FREE publicity if the photos are shared from the Company's Facebook Page!! #WDSD #rockyoursockspgh #dsapgh

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First time riding a balance bike! Alexi got one from Santa and while we may not have gotten a white Christmas, but we got a 60 degree day after Christmas to enjoy some new rides! She did great for her first time out!

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Merry Christmas from Alexi and family! Check out how Alexi and Greyson got their morning started...did they get coal in their stockings?? Find out below!

A glimpse into the start of our Christmas day in 2016. Music is "Christmas Don't Be Late" by Alvin and the Chipmunks
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Alexi had her very first school Christmas Concert today! This is her with the whole kindergarten class doing the Reindeer Pokey. Alexi was so proud that when we walked past someone on our way to the truck, she said "Hi, I did GREAT!" Haha That you did sweety! That you did..

Sorry about the shakey video, I think dad's gonna ask Santa for a tripod for Christmas!! Haha

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This weekend we'll be walking at the Three Rivers Dash for Down Syndrome to raise awareness and support the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh! If anyone wants to join us or donate to Team Alexi please follow the link below!

http://events.dsapgh.org/site/TR…

Register for our event today and get involved with your community.
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Congratulations to our preschool graduate!! Alexi had her graduation ceremony yesterday and did a great job. A few tears were shed but she is going to be a big girl attending kindergarten in the fall!

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LMBO!! You may want to turn down the speakers for this one but dad was signing Here We Go (A Steelers fight song) and Alexi was singing Here We GO to the "Let it go" tune, so we came up with this. Not gonna be the next fight song, but we had fun..lol #herewego #letsgosteelers

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We were looking at pictures of dogs this morning and Alexi told us her first planned out joke!

Alexi: Knock Knock
Mommy: Who's there?
Alexi: Black dog...
Mommy: Black dog who?
Alexi: MOOOOO COW!!!!!!

Haha she was pretty proud of herself.

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We are very proud to show off some of the beautiful faces of Pittsburgh from this year's Down Syndrome Awareness Calendar photo shoots! Alexi was a participant in the calendar with her dad working behind the scenes to help put it together. If anyone would like to purchase a calendar there is a link in the comments, it came together beautifully! (All proceeds go to the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh)

We had a great 2015 and are looking to an even brighter 2016 for our Pittsburgh Down Syndrome community! We are wishing you all a Safe and Happy New Year. The...re's no better way to bring in the new year than a recap of some great times and faces that helped make 2015 so fun. Here are some of the highlights from our 2016 Down Syndrome Awareness Calendar!

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Thank you all for making this calendar GREAT! To order this Calendar please go to: http://dsapgh.org/calendar-order.html For more on our organization please ...
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Team Alexi at the 2015 Three Rivers Dash for Down Syndrome!

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We originally posted this photo almost 3 years ago to the day and it is still one of our favorite fall photos of Alexi! What a great throwback for one of our favorite months, Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Could she be any cuter??

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Happy Down Syndrome Awareness Month!!! We're kicking it off by sharing our fundraising page for Team Alexi! This year's walk is October 10th so we have little time to reach our fund raising goals! If you are walking with us, please head on over and join our team!! If you are unable to join, please consider a donation of any size to us reach our fund raising goals!!

http://events.dsapgh.org/goto/teamalexi

Tummy time and a little love from his big sis. She was miserable all night unless he got upset, then all she wanted was to make him happy...

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