Today is a special day my friends, Little Buddy is 8! Can you even believe it? I can't!
We started celebrating yesterday as there are too many people at work today, plus number 2 big brother was home for the weekend and had to head back to Orlando last night. A bit of cake and a few presents early never hurt anyone. He is taking cupcakes to camp today to celebrate with friends, and there will be a few more presents and birthday cake tonight. Today is also Uncle Don's birthday. These two share such a lovely bond and a great day together.
What happened to my baby? You see these birthdays are bitter sweet for me. I am always a bit tearful that my boys are growing up and growing away from me. They should be, but still it is hard. I wish I could keep them little and safe forever.
Speaking of babies, what happened to these two in such a short time? It seems like only yesterday that they arrived here in my home.
Now they are full grown but still have a lot of puppy energy and might I add still love to eat my rugs. This is a before photo because they went to the groomer on Saturday. Bear can have longer hair but Hank gets mats in his hair and it easily starts to get dreadlocks. So they are now much less fluffy but I am sure cooler in the Florida heat.
Here is the after photo with Mr 22, boy do they look skinny!
After with everyone changing and getting more mature. My mother heart is full when they are all together.
And a special shout out to dear friend Kathy B who made this incredible elevator game for Little Buddy last week. It arrived on Saturday and we played it many, many times. Mr. 22 joined in and got sent back over and over. Little Buddy laughed each and every time his brother had to go back to the ground floor or down the fire escape.
Tomorrow is a special day as well. It is Little Buddy's official adoption anniversary. He has been officially in our family for five years, but it seems like he has always been a part of us. Thank you for sharing in his journey my friends. Have a great week.