One of the fun things to do at the conference is to attend the dances, there were two this year. They are just so fun to watch. The dances are a BIG deal to the teenagers and young adults with Down syndrome, and boy to they have some great moves! It is quite entertaining. Unfortunately we didn't get to spend a lot of time in the room where the dance was because it was too loud for Ella. I mean it was really LOUD! Ella does not like loud noises but typically adjusts to it pretty quickly but that was just not happening there. She mostly liked to dance with Nana in the hallway, where we could still clearly hear the music (and where the snacks were which might be the real reason Ella was out there LOL.) She did get brave from time to time and venture back into the room, but wanted to be held. We still had a great time anyway!
Walking to the dance, giving her baby a piggyride
Another awesome thing about the conference is everyone is so friendly. Obviously people that are attending either have Ds themselves or are family/friends with someone with Ds, so everyone is "safe." Ella befriended several people while we were there. This lady below fell in love with Ella during the opening ceremony and came and grabbed her and took her into the conga line.
Nana and Ella dancing in the hall
Happy 8th Birthday Colin!
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