Today my mom and brother finally got to see my apartment for the first time! Michael was pretty upset at first, and didn't like the new environment around him. However, after a few minutes of taking pictures, he had a fantastic time exploring through and getting to know my new home (which he'll hopefully be visiting every weekend during school).
Afterwards, we headed down to Pacific Beach to go and have an early dinner at World Curry (my favorite restaurant!). This was only Michael's second time EVER going out to eat at a restaurant with us, and he did fantastic! Last time we went was for our birthday back in April, and it's the perfect place for him. It's a nice little hole-in-the-wall place, with amazing food and quick service. Michael hates noisy environments and usually becomes very violent, but absolutely loves the chill atmosphere in World Curry. He was laughing and smiling the whole time, and scarfed down all of his food in no time :)
Once we finished dinner, we couldn't forget about going to Michael's favorite place, the beach! We headed over to La Jolla Shores.... and Michael finally got to go into the water for the first time! He was really timid at first and running away from it, but after a couple minutes you couldn't get him away from the water. It's incredible to watch how much the water relaxes, yet excites him. Can't wait to share more adventures throughout the year :)
Michael is my twin brother who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome upon our birth. He is completely non-verbal, but never fails to show his love to everyone. He loves going to the beach and watching the waves, along with going on walks.
Hello! My name is Julia and I am Michael's twin sister. I'm a chocolate loving, busy college student and swim for UCSD.
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