A little overdue, but Evie is 2! I don't know where the time went. I have to say that I much prefer Year 2 over Year 1. Year 1 was filled with anxiety about her health, oxygen tanks and feeding tubes, and going to numerous doctors' appointments. Year 2 was more about watching her grow in so many ways, and getting to enjoy her more. I swore I wasn't going to do anything for her birthday after last year's wedding birthday party, but Uno's did a great fundraiser that weekend for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, and donated 20% of the bill to the MDSC. So we invited our friends to eat there with us! As she turns 2, here are some FAQ's about Evie that you may have: Is Evie walking yet? No. But we just picked up Evie's ankle-foot orthotics, which we hope to ease her into as soon as I can get her bigger shoes to accommodate them. New purple sparkly hippo shoes are on their way! Hopefully with a more stable ankle support, she will feel more
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