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Living with Trisomy 13

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Autumn in New York

It has been really beautiful being here in New York during autumn. More reasons than the obvious beauty of the landscape with all the grand colors and that crisp air. There is a cornfield behind Dana & Travis' apartment where a lot of Canadian Geese have gathered for their migration south. There were literally thousands that took to the sky as I tried to get closer to get a good picture of them. The honking is quite loud, but it's an awesome sight to see so many in one place.

It has been especially nice being here with Dana, Travis and Bryson. Bryson has really changed a lot. He now weighs 12 pounds 7 ounces. He no longer needs to be fed through an oral GI tube. He feeds quite well from a bottle. It takes a while (about 45 minutes), but it makes things so much simpler. We've stayed around the house mostly, but it has been nice sharing this time together.

On Saturday, the 7th of October, Dana and I went to an Octoberfest in Alexandria Bay, at a Winery on the St. Lawrence Seaway. She has started her own business as a professional face painter and there were a few kids there that had their faces painted. It was fun setting up her booth with an easel sign, a bubble machine and table filled with her paints and a portfolio of her designs. It is so fun to see how the kid's personality would come out after they saw their face in the mirror. They were transformed to a puppy or kitty and sometimes something scary for Halloween. I had her paint my face as a beautiful monarch butterfly and walked around the grounds as a walking billboard for people to come to her booth. It was fun and the wine there is pretty good too!


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