Friday, June 24, 2016

Little Buddy is FIVE!






Little Buddy is five!  Can you believe it?  He is so excited it is his birthday today.  He told me when he got up it was his birthday and he could open his Christmas presents today.  Ah to be five, you do what you want, when you want and have so much fun learning and playing.

He has been wearing his birthday crown all day.  His medical foster mother made him this amazing shirt, just to let everyone know he is five!  He wanted a, "Real birthday cake."  So that is exactly what he got.  He ate cake and opened presents early this afternoon because Mr. 19 is going on a trip and is now flying off to see his girlfriend we wanted him here for the big event.  

Little Buddy and I had a chat about being five, it isn't all fun and games, you have to learn to stand up all by yourself for longer that a couple of minutes, you have to learn to write your name and read, and well there is still that potty issue.  And maybe we can learn to take more than one step without our canes or walker.  Still even with all that responsibility five is pretty special.

Tomorrow is another big day in our lives, it is the anniversary of our adopting Little Buddy, when it all became legal and he really became ours.  You can read about his/our story here.  This post about Little Buddy is my all time most viewed post as it should be.  

Happy Birthday to my sweet, funny, smart and challenging little one.  He is the light of my life.

Also a big Happy Birthday to Uncle Don over at my sister Claudia's blog.  Uncle Don and Little Buddy share a wonderful day together, how fun is that?

Hope you are all well and have a great weekend.  Joining with Amy for Five on Friday because a little one is actually five on Friday.

56 comments:

Heldasland said...

I can not believe how quickly your little man is growing up . Time certainly does fly by. You are doing a fabulous job . You and your family are so kind and little man is very blessed to have you . I'm sending five hugs lots of love
Helda

Nancy Blue Moon said...

Happy Birthday Day Little Buddy..I am friends with your Auntie Claudia and Uncle Don..You are growing so fast that soon you will be a big kid..I hope you had a fun day with your Mom and Dad and brothers..I love your new birthday shirt and you look so handsome in your crown..Maybe someday you and Uncle Don can be together for your birthdays..That would be such fun for me to see..You are such a sweet boy..I wish I could give you a big hug!..Have all the fun you can Buddy..the day is not over yet! Nancy

Mac n' Janet said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful son!!!

Mac n' Janet said...

I just went back and read Buddy's story and it brought tears to my eyes. He and you are so lucky to have found each other, God bless you both.

Sharon Koole said...

OMG what a beautiful story! Happy Birthday Buddy. You are all so lucky to have one another in your lives. It looks like he's come a long way!

Have a great weekend

Gracie Saylor said...

Happy Birthday, Little Buddy!!!!! WOW, five has come amazingly quickly from my observation point here in Boring, OR. I'm so glad you and yours had a wonderful celebration in spite of some weighty issues to contend with in being five :) I am celebrating with you and sending hugs xxxxx

Bridget said...

Happy Birthday to Little Buddy! He is growing up into such a big boy, and you can tell in these pictures how much progress he is making.

I hope he had fun having birthday cake and opening Christmas presents. :-)

brsmaryland said...

Happy birthday little Buddy! Have fun being 5!

hugs,
beth

Dee said...

Happy, happy birthday sweet Little Buddy! Sounds like five is going to bring some wonderful new accomplishments.

Teresa Kasner said...

*H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to Little Buddy! What a grand day for him! I'm so happy I get to wish him a wonderful day. I'll go over and say HB to Don, too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Araignee said...

Happy birthday to your little sweetheart! Five is such a special age. I hope he enjoys every minute of it.

kristieinbc said...

Happy Birthday Little Buddy! Five is, indeed, a wonderful age. Your story has touched so many of our hearts, Meredith. And Little Buddy has stolen so many of our hearts! :-)

Kris said...

Oh Happy Birthday Little Buddy! You precious little man, you! I hope your year 5 brings many new and exciting things for you!
XO Kris

mamasmercantile said...

Meredith that brought a tear to my eye, I just went back and reread the post, it was heart warming. Wishing that beautiful boy a happy birthday and many more to come. You are such a blessing to each other.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy birthday Little Z Man! You're a big boy now and I know that this next year you are going to grow in leaps and bounds with all the love and support from your fabulous forever family! Enjoy your birthday weekend! High Five!

Willow said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Little Buddy! Being five, you're just alive! Time to read, write and walk!! Yay!

Betsy said...

Oh my! How exciting to be five!!!!! He looks as though he will be well able to handle the responsibilities involved. I can hardly believe he is five already and how exciting to share the big day with his uncle Don. Congratulations on the big anniversary tomorrow too. You, and your little guy are very blessed my friend.
Blessings always,
Betsy

Jo said...

Awww, what a lovely post. Happy birthday to your beautiful Little Buddy.

Pam said...

I am certain that with the love and support that surrounds him Buddy will rise to the challenges that becoming 5 present. He looks a super little boy and his joy shines out of your photos.

CJ said...

A very happy birthday to Little Buddy, five is a very good age, so much fun and so many adventures to be had. Love the shirt, and the cake too of course. I hope he has a wonderful day, and you too. And lovely that the anniversary of his adoption is coming up too. Happy days. CJ xx

Annette T. said...

Happy Birthday Buddy. Such fun to eat cake and get gifts. Lots of fun things to do when you are 5🍰🎂🎉

Una said...

You know you will have to start calling him Big Buddy soon. Maybe it could be a reward for progress in his little goals.

Christina said...

Happy Birthday Little Buddy! Being five is pretty special, much more so than being 46! xx

AnnieOBTextiles said...

Happy Birthday Little Buddy! You are a star and I hope you have lots of exciting five year old adventures.

Maggie said...

Happy Birthday Little Buddy - this has got to be the best % on Friday post this week! Wonderful post.

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

Happy Birthday Little Budd,y I can just about recall parts of being five xx

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Five is indeed a BIG birthday. Tiger's was a few months ago and It just got me. 5 is so grown up. Enjoy your weekend.
hugs,
Linda

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday Little Buddy! I hope you enjoy being five!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday dear, sweet Little Buddy! Kathy

Nance said...

Five is a Pretty Big Deal Birthday, so I'm glad you and Little Buddy had a moment for a serious talk. I can remember one of my own sons waiting and waiting to reach Five. He was certain that Life Began At Five.

Certainly it's a Milestone. One of many. Here's to Happy, Happy Days Ahead!

kathy b said...

Happy Happy 5 to Lil buddy! I hope he got my train movie..........clip.
I didnt realize it was his big day!
he'll reach all those milestones and more!

Amy at love made my home said...

Well what can I say other than HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!! Five is very important isn't it, so grown up!!!! Lots of great things to come in this year of being five I am sure!! I am sorry to be so late visiting, we had a minor domestic drama yesterday - nothing serious in the end, all ok - but I didn't get a change to do any blogging. Thank you so much for taking part in Five On Friday, I do appreciate it! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Clare said...

Happy Birthday Buddy
Clare xx

Karen said...

Happy Birthday, Little Buddy! Five is a wonderful thing to be!

Lynne said...

Best ever Birthday wishes to your little man!!! He has sure come a long way Meredith. It's been wonderful to follow along on this journey with you and your family. Thank you for sharing it with us. High fives all around :) xxxxx

Patsy in Nixa, MO said...

A perfect birthday cake for a perfect little man. How fortunate you are to have him, and how fortunate for him that he has you. Sounds like a perfect match. Happy Birthday, Buddy. Wishing you many, many more.

Anita said...

Happy Birthday Buddy!!! How exciting.....5 years old!!
That cake looks absolutely yummy. Enjoy your day.

linda said...

Happy Birthday Little Buddy, I hope you enjoyed your special day. :) xx

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Little Buddy. How wonderful to be five, so exciting and so much fun xxx

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Happy birthday toLittle Buddy, what an exciting time for him xx

Melanie said...

Happy birthday to Little Buddy! He is so darling. I hope you don't mind me asking, but since I'm rather new to your blog, perhaps I've missed this...you mentioned his medical foster mother. Does he sometimes go to another household/mom when he has serious medical issues? Again, I hope it's OK that I asked this and that it's not too personal.

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Big huge lovely happy birthday to Little Buddy :)
Jillxxx

Melanie said...

PS - I guess it would've helped for me to read his adoption story first. ;-) I just read it...now I understand about his medical foster family.

Lorrie said...

Your Little Buddy is such a sweet-looking boy. What a blessing he has been to you, and you to him. I found your blog through Claudia's last year when you were adopting your son.

Crafty in the Med said...

Although a little late....happy,happy birthday Buddy! Five is a wonderful age!!!


xxx

Amanda

Valentina Olden Patterns said...

Ooh, I'm late, but I still wish LB a very happy birthday! xx

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Wow, five! He's looking very grown-up. Love the crown.

Stephanie Robinson said...

Happy birthday - hope you all had a fun time celebrating :)

Caffeine Girl said...

How can he be 5 already? It seems like he just became "yours" a few months ago -- although I know that there are days with a little one that can seem like years! ;) Sending best wishes to you him and to his wonderful family!

Danette Bartelmay said...

Oh Meredith, that is the first time I have ever read your beautiful Little Buddy story. I am so thankful you shared the link back to it. I could look at that sweet picture of him sleeping in his crib for hours. Beautiful from the start. I'm so overjoyed for him and all of you that God preordained him to be a part of your family. What a blessing for everyone involved. To watch the miracle of his life unfold and be such a huge part of it all. You are all special people. God knew what He was doing, my friend. Give Little Buddy a birthday "squeezey hug" from me. That's what my little grandsons and I call them 😊 I hope he enjoyed opening all of his "Christmas" presents.
If that's not the cutest thing ever!
Love,
Danette

Vicki Boster said...

I can't believe this precious child is 5!!! How can this be!!! He is growing so and changing so much. Facing challenges and conquering with the help of your family's love and support. Bless you all for giving this child a better life. He makes my heart sing every time I see his picture..,

Lulu said...

buddy is such a cutie pie..

Toni said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!! Happy birthday Little Buddy! He's gotten so big!

Jodiebodie said...

Happy Birthday to Little Buddy and Congratulations to you all for your Anniversary together. It is a joy to watch your LB growing, learning, developing and becoming more handsome all the time. It also heartens me to read how much pleasure you and your family have had since LB joined you. He is a lucky boy to have such a caring, strong family around him and it is all because of you! :-)

Jodiebodie said...

P.S. I LOVE your twist on the FIVE on FRIDAY thing! teehee
(I have to add some Aussie slang, can't help it because it's what I want to say)

'ONYA!'

(That means 'good on you!' or 'good for you' but those phrases sound so insipid next to a good, hearty exclamation.)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Wow!! The big 5!!
Happy Birthday Buddy!!
He is so blessed!!