I could tell you all about how fantastic our younger son, Joshua (or "JJ") is... how he plays hide and seek with his big brother, Gabe (who is pretty wonderful too!), how he starts our days with laughter, jokes, and joy, and how smart he is... but this is also a tribute to his dad - Chris - who has taught JJ the alphabet, and to start to read.. JJ's dad is the kindest teacher imaginable, and JJ is one of the most receptive of students. You should see the pair working together on spelling out words, and making the sounds of each letter. The bond is so strong, that JJ learned at a lightening quick speed, and loves the learning (and the teacher :), as much as he loves to play with his big brother (alot!). This is a testament to those who think children with Down syndrome are slow to learn: THEY ARE NOT! Through his dad's patient teachings, JJ has learned basic counting, all of his colors, to spell basic words, and both the ASL and non-ASL alphabet..and he's only 2 and a half years old.. So here's to you JJ: you astound and amaze us everyday... we love you so very much... and are so proud of you, and to his dad, Chris: the world's best father & teacher..happy Father's Day!