Sunday, June 24, 2018

Seven.................






Happy Birthday to my darling Little Buddy.  "Seven!  I can't believe it."  Were the first words out of his mouth this morning.

Seven comes with more responsibilities.  He really has to get this potty situation nailed down.  There is more work to do in school, more expected of him academically and socially.  He has to write more sentences on a line, not a job he is fond of.   Focus more in school, also not his strength.  Answer questions when asked, and maybe not get upset so easily.  There is more to do in therapy using his right hand and getting those crazy legs to work better.  That is a lot to ask for a little boy, but you know, I think he is up to the task.

Thank you for blessing us with this wonderful life of yours Little One.  We are so, so blessed to be on this journey with you.  We have watched you grow and develop into such a fine little boy. You work so hard, make us laugh, and also a bit crazy if I am honest.  Yet you bring so much light into our lives.

Here is hoping SEVEN is the perfect year for you!

Oh, and by the way my friends, this little one can now swim the length of my pool all by himself, lifting his head up to breath and uses those arms and legs to propel himself pretty effortlessly through the water.  That is a huge goal, absolutely huge!  

We are so, so proud of all you have done my little boy and can't wait to see what you do next.
Happy Birthday today and Happy Adoption Day tomorrow.  
We love you so much!

And a special Happy Birthday to Uncle Don, there is no one better to share this special day with.

36 comments:

busybusybeejay said...

Happy birthday Little Buddy.Seven.Wow.Hope you all have a super day.

Mac n' Janet said...

Happy Birthday to a beautiful little boy.

Babajeza said...

Congratulations! :-)

kathy b said...

Lil B brings us all such joy!!! My whole family loves him. His swimming accomplishments are so wonderful
Oh Adoption day! My heart is full of joy with the memories of that post!

Karen said...

Seven! I can't believe it either. Time sure flies in the larger scheme, even though some days seem to take forever. Happy, happy birthday to you, LB. And happy "gotcha day" tomorrow. We still celebrate our 'kids' adoption days:)

Caffeine Girl said...

Congratulations to LB for turning 7 and mastering swimming!
He bring joy far beyond your family!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday! You are 7 already!! Holy cow!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Birthday Little Buddy! My oldest Grand, Tiger, is also seven and its such a good year! So much to accomplish and I know that both our boys are up to it. Huge achievement to swim the length of the pool! Proud of you! Hugs!

Bridget said...

Such a momentous age, seven! I hope it's an even better year for him and for all of you.

Jo said...

Happy Birthday to a fabulous boy!

Teresa Kasner said...

*H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* my little pal!! I hope you get a big huge cake and ice cream and presents and love and joy and a wonderful year of getting bigger and stronger!! I believe all those wishes will come true!! Sending my love to you all!!

<3 <3 <3

CJ said...

Happy birthday little man, seven is a very good age to be. I'm wishing him a year of fun. The swimming is an amazing achievement, he should be very proud of himself. There are some people in this house who need to do some work on not getting upset too easily as well... Lovely photos, and a brilliant t-shirt. I hope he had a wonderful day. CJ xx

Araignee said...

Happy birthday to your sweet boy!!!!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Hope it's a spectacular birthday with a wonderful year to follow.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Great Big Happy 7th Birthday to a Great Big Boy. Great news on the swimming too - and what a neat SEVEN t-shirt.

Joy

Christina said...

Happy Birthday young man! I wish you all the best for this next year. Yeah, seven! I remember being seven, it is a good age to be. Lots of love. xx

Nance said...

Lucky Seven...for everyone!

Dee said...

Happy birthday, little man!!! May seven bring you to new heights and successes. You are loved!!!!

Betsy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to your little guy! We all have enjoyed hearing about all he has accomplished in his seven years and golly! He's come a long, long way. Largely in part to the dedication and love that his entire family pours out on him.
I hope he has a huge birthday cake, (because seven year olds like cake a lot,) and some yummy ice cream too. I wish I were there to share it with him.
Much love and happiness to all of you.
Blessings,
Betsy
p.s. I'm REALLY HUGELY impressed by his swimming skills. I'm 58 and I still can't swim a single stroke no matter how many lessons I've taken. :-)
Blessings,
Betsy

Melanie said...

Happy birthday, Little Buddy! So proud of him for being able to swim the entire length of your pool. xoxo

Becky L. said...

Happy 7th Birthday Little Buddy! Hope it was a fun day with celebrating with family and friends with cake, some ice cream and laughter for all! So thankful for caring parents for LB as well. I'm sure he's grateful to have you in his life, Mere! He's grown in many ways through the years and thankful he's getting better in a lot of ways. Hard to grow up as a "normal" kid...always challenges for some more than others. Hugs and blessings to all of you!
Beckyxx---xx

Hooks and Needles said...

Happy birthday Little Buddy. Congratulations on all you've achieved so far. With loving support from your family I wish you all the best for another great year xx

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow! How is he 7 already!!!!!!!!! Where has the time flown I wonder. So wonderful though to see such a lovely 7 year old boy doing so well with his family and to see a family so in love with him too. Happy Birthday Buddy!!!!!!!!

gaia said...

Happy birthday,Little Buddy!

Sandy said...

Happy Happy Birthday! LOVE the t-shirt with the word seven on it. What a cute thing to do.

Maybe make a game of the 7. Write 7 lines about what he did, or saw or things that happened on his 7th birthday.

List 7 places it would be fun to visit, find them on the map and learn 7 things about each one. Like how far away they are, how long it would take to get there, what they're known for, if they have a sports team or celebrity from the area.

Come up 7 vocabulary words for each letter in the word seven that starts with that letter:
S=silly, sunshine, saturated etc.
Words he may already know and perhaps toss in a few he doesn't, great way to learn when things are a game. Also good way to learn in small batches of time.

tammy j said...

wow!
I remember SEVEN! it was super special.
and so are YOU little buddy. these pictures are absolutely perfect.
happy birthday to You and uncle Don! XOXO

Jodiebodie said...

Seven is a fine age and a very lucky number for many people. The achievement in the pool is tremendous and a great way to improve strength, balance, breathing and mobility. May LB become a master in the pool - who knows, he may even compete one day! Walking on land with gravity can be tricky but put everyone in a pool and it's a great leveller. Wishing a happy birthday and super year ahead. xx

Delighted Hands said...

Happy Birthday-what an important year!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a year of fun,happiness and blessings. WOW! Seven is a great birthday. You can do so much more than when you were six. Congratulations on swimming across the pool. I am an adult and cannot swim. You are a handsome young man. God Bless.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Marilyn

Weekend-Windup said...

Bleated Birthday Wishes! Enjoy each and every day of this year!

Vera said...

Happy Birthday Little buddy! I can't believe you are SEVEN already!!!!! You have brought more joy to more people than you can imagine.

What a face - what a smile!!

Nana Go-Go said...

Congratulations to you all.xxx

Kris said...

Happy Birthday to Little Buddy. How did he get to be so big????? What a happy little boy he is!!!
xo Kris

Judy S. said...

Give your birthday boy a big hug from me! I didn't realize he's the same age as our grandson Max. Hope you all had a fun celebration. Loved the photos!

Christine Westerhof said...

Happy birthday!

Lee said...

Sorry it's very late,but know you had a Great Birthday Buddy.Gorgeous boy.xx