Thursday, June 25, 2015

Two special days marked by very bad photos.........

It was a very busy week here at my house, and a very special one, too.  Can you guess what time of year it is?  Someone very special is 4!!!!

Yup, Little Buddy had his birthday this week and boy did he have fun.  He LOVES to open presents and is getting quite good at it.  He told me we had to go to the fireplace to open presents because that is where Santa comes to give presents.   Well he might have his holidays a bit mixed up but he got presents all the same.








Nothing like a few very simple presents to make a little boy happy, well that and a cupcake.  He is very proud to be four and holds four fingers up just to show you how big he is.  I told him there is a lot of responsibility to being four, you have to do your business in the big boy potty, you have to wear big boy underpants, you have to stand up all by yourself, you have to walk with your canes more, and you have to learn to make a square and a letter or two.  Maybe even count to 50, he can count to 30 already.  No more just goofing off like you did when you were 3!

To make the week even better today is his adoption day!  One year ago today we legally welcomed this sweet boy into our family.  He is ours forever whether he likes it or not!  Right now he appears to like it, but when he grows up who knows, I mean we are going to be really old and embarrassing.

45 comments:

Caffeine Girl said...

A very happy birthday with lots of hugs to Little Buddy! He has grown so much in this last year. I agree that life gets serious when you turn 4! And old, embarrassing parents are the best!

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday to Little Buddy! Four is going to be a lot of fun!

Marilyn K said...

Happy Birthday Little Buddy!

20 North Ora said...

Congratulations on the one year adoption anniversary! What a sweet year it has been for you all. He is so precious. Laynee just turned four last week also. Fun age!

So proud of you.

Judy

Dee said...

Isn't that our job as parents?

We loved our children when they were messy, drooly and embarrassing. It's only fair that we get the same love when WE are old, messy, drooly and EMBARRASSING!

Happy birthday big guy --- AND happy 'doption day!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Such an happy and important day. Four plus Adoption Day Celebrations. Happy tears and smiles and virtual hugs for Buddy and his family.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Meant to add, I am so happy to see your watermark right across your photos.
Joy

Betsy said...

Happy Birthday little guy! He is really serious about opening those gifts isn't he? There is a lot of responsibility to turning 4 and you outlined those well for him. What a blessing it was when you adopted him...for all of you. I just love his precious face.
Blessings dear Meredith,
Betsy

Sue Silva said...

So sweet. You are all so lucky to have each other.

Teresa Kasner said...

You'll never be old and embarrassing. You're a star. When we were at the hot springs pool last year I showed the little boys how I could stand on my hands in the water with my feet sticking out. Dayle said Hayden yelled to all the other little kids.. "LOOK AT MY AMAZING GRANDMA!" I've never been so pleased. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Gracie Saylor said...

Happy Birthday to your youngest dear son!!!! How wonderful that this also marks the day his adoption into your family became official!!!! I am celebrating with you across the miles!!!! Wishing your and yours blessings always!!!! 🎂🎈🎈🎈🎈XXXX

Una said...

I've always thought that 4 is the first birthday that children really understand. I'm glad he had a good one.

Becky L. said...

Happy 4th birthday, Little Buddy. I am sure he will love you forever too. Thanks for being there for him! Hugs!

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

Happy 4th birthday LB! Love his new chair. And don't worry, aren't all parents old and embarrassing to their children? Have a good weekend
Caz xx

Janet said...

How lovely. Happy Birthday Little Buddy. I hope you all have a great time together.

Ali said...

Happy Birthday little guy! Looks like it has been a great day xxx

CJ said...

Four is an absolutely excellent age, there's so much fun to be had when you're four, I'm wishing Little Buddy a very happy birthday and many happy adventures in the coming year. And happy adoption day as well, I know that must be a very good anniversary for you all. CJ xx

WildflowerWool said...

What great pictures! He's a very lucky little boy!

Elizabeth said...

Happy, happy birthday to little Buddy !!!

HollyM said...

Happy Birthday and adoption Day! How special. I hope he'll take all of his new responsibilities seriously!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Meredith this is the sweetest post! Happy Birthday dear 4 year old LB!!!!! Adorable that he wanted his gifts where Santa left them, that is so cute and very smart! Love the rocker and I can see LB does too. Love the list of 4 year old responsibilities, that will keep him busy and I bet by 5 years old he will master them all : )
Love his crocs, so adorable.
And one year anniversary of adoption too, a really big week! Congratulations to you and your beautiful family.
Love to you, oh and you could never be embarrassing, xoxoxoRobin

Beth P said...

Happy 4th Birthday little guy!!! What a great age to be! Enjoy the year and all of your new presents.
Hugs,
Beth P

kathy b said...

Each photo a treasure. "Troy , come here and see Meredith's little boy turning 4"
We both loved the post. I love your pep talk to the BIG boy. What did he get? Trains?
I'm going to celebrate your family with a treat for ME today!

So much love for that boy. He's doing great things with his life. So. are. you.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a special week! Happy 4th Birthday and Adoption day!! Four is a big birthday! I love presents also and I'm so glad he had fun opening them! Big Hugs!

Linda

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

He is always so cute, and Happy B day to him! I can't believe he is 4 already...time flashes by so quickly.

Jen

Vera said...

Oh Happy Birthday and Happy Adoption Anniversary! What fun pictures of Little Buddy -- love his facial expressions...concentrating so hard to open his gifts. And that one pic of him in the chair looking at the camera is adorable.

Grammy Braxton said...

Happy, happy birthday, Little Buddy!! It is very special to be four. I love the photos, especially the one in the rocking chair. His smile is so wonderful.

Jo said...

Embarrassing? never. Happy Birthday Buddy! Jo x

Heldasland said...

Happy birthday little man, Time seems to be whizzing by

Teresa Hennes said...

Look at the concentration on his face! Happy Birthday little guy! It looks like you had a wonderful day. I love the comment about opening presents by the fireplace!
Congratuations also on adoption day! A Year already! Probably the happiest year of his life (and yours)!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday Little Buddy! And happy anniversary mom and dad!! He is so adorable and I love the goals for a four year old!! He is thriving and doing so well so hats off to you and your family!! As for old and embarrassing, that's so funny! Our kids think we are really old. I didn't think I looked that bad!! Hahaha!

linda said...

Happy Birthday little buddy and happy adoption anniversary too he is always gonna love his lovely Parents no matter how old and embarrassing they are. Have a great weekend. :) xx

Nana Go-Go said...

Happiest of birthdays to that gorgeous boy and many congrats to you all on Adoption Day Anniversary. That little boy is very,very special and he has a very,very special family too. Have a great weekend, Mer. xxx

Christina said...

Happy Birthday Little Buddy, and Happy Adoption Day, too. What a super special day this is for all of you. Being four is great, nearly grown up really :-) You sound so very happy Meredith, it makes me happy, too. xx

My Garden Diaries said...

Such a blessing all the way around! I love this post! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your sweetie!!!!! You had me at he is yours forever...made me cry friend. It does not get better than this! Nicole xoxo

summer said...

Happy Birthday LB! what a wonderful day. SO lovely!

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Birthday Buddy!!! Gosh, where did that year since his adoption was final go!!! It certainly went really fast didn't it!!! I hope that the next year is just as wonderful!!! xx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So much responsibility for a boy of 4. I have a feeling he will accomplish it all. Happy birthday little fella. Hugs, Tammy

mamasmercantile said...

He melts my heart every time I see a photo of him, hope he had a wonderful day. Lots to celebrate, I do wonder where the time went, it seems to be flying by...I am thinking old is good!!!!

gaia said...

Happy birthday! Wishing you the best...
Hugs,
Gaia.

Lynne said...

Oh Happy Birthday to L.B.!!! I can't believe it's been a year already! I remember when you first posted pictures of him when he used to come and visit you. He has sure grown! Love the chair :)

Valentina Olden Patterns said...

Aww, happy birthday Little Buddy! He looks so delighted, I'm sure he'll always enjoy being with you! xx

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Happy times! Happy birthday to Little Buddy.

elns said...

I'm so glad you all have found each other. Happy Birthday to a sweet boy. Thank you for sharing him with us. I hope it's another wonderful year for all of you.

EMMA said...

Happy Belated Birthday Little Buddy!