There's a lovely little thing that happens every month in the 'Future of Downs' Facebook group.
We celebrate our children's milestones and share what's made us proud. We do this on the 21st to represent the three copies of chromosome 21 present in Down's syndrome.And there's no such thing as an achievement too small.
There's a whole lot of love and pride bursting from the members every month - and quite rightly!
Proud moments happen everyday. I'll be sharing ours on the 21st of each month.
Ella is suddenly into jigsaws in a big way and can now put a simple 4-6 piece puzzle together by herself.
And as I've watched her, I've seen her practice and utilise lots of different skills. Problem solving, being focused on a task, picture matching, patience, perseverece, hand eye coordination and fine motor skills.
My proud moment for Lucy has been seeing her moved up into the toddler room at nursery, along with a few of her friends. She was beginning to rule the roost in the baby room so it was definitely time for her to move on. She's settling in well and making even more friends - she talked about 'Thomas' all the way home today!