Thursday, September 6, 2012

Stand and Deliver

A little high & mighty maybe, but teachers will certainly know the movie I've so shamelessly used as today's title. It's a terrific film about a teacher in L.A. who inspires his at-risk students to take and pass AP Calculus. It stars Edward James Olmos, and you'll see a very young Lou Diamond Phillips.

Okay, okay, so it's over the top, but a mother is entitled to feel proud when her 21-month-old toddler with Down syndrome stands up from a sitting position in the center of the floor with absolutely no help whatsoever. Not a stitch.

Apparently, I missed his first successful attempt last weekend. He was hanging out with Grammy while Sean and I went away for the night and stood for her. Grammy was very proud, but I felt, well, gipped! So you can imagine how thrilled we were when he did it again so enthusiastically on Tuesday.

This impressive accomplishment was unexpected so we obviously did not get a pic. However, let me entertain you with some pics of Max practicing his standing during out trip to Cape May, NJ last month.


Hee, hee.
Downward Dog.

Celebrating with Grammy.


  1. I'm so glad you saw him stand right up holding to nothing. It's so exciting every time he passes a milestone! Pictures are adorable. I'd normally be embarrassed about my pic, but I love how much fun Max and I are having.

  2. I think this is one of the best pics of you and Max ever.

  3. This post has some classic photos!

  4. Wish you could been there, bro!