The big news is Little Buddy is now nine! It is official and even though I was not going to allow this birthday it somehow happened and my sweet boy is officially one year older. He has grown 3 whole inches this past year, which may not be much for some kids but it is huge for my boy. His face is changing, his attitude is too! Maybe not always my sweet little boy, more of a bossy, back talking boy who can't always control his temper, but then again neither can I! We had cake and presents on Wednesday with both brothers here to celebrate, which does not happen very often. Thursday was our adoption anniversary, six years now this boy has been officially ours. He has been here longer than that but for those months we still had to deal with the foster care system and have their approval for all decisions. June 25 will always be a special day in my heart.
Little Buddy also started his camp for kids with special needs this week. It is where he usually goes during the summer. I am thrilled that they are having it even if it is only for a few weeks this summer. There are five children and two adults who wear masks all day. They are very careful not to mix personal craft items like scissors and glue and they wipe down all the toys constantly throughout the day. Little Buddy has so missed interacting with children, there are no children around for him to even talk to at a safe social distance. So this is just wonderful for him and his already delayed social skills. He was so happy all week just getting out and having a schedule.
In other big news our favorite splash park has opened with hourly appointments that allow a very limited amount of people in at one time. They were booked for over two weeks when I got the opportunity to log on so we finally got a slot for this morning from 9-10. There were only three other children there, and a total of seven adults including me. We were the first group of the day which made it even better. Little Buddy had a great time. This is an activity he can do almost as much as his peers. He was so happy to go even if it was only for one hour.
On a rare occasion when I actually sit down on the sofa there is always one or two fur boys sitting next to me. The boys are finally looking better after their drastic hair cuts of 6 weeks ago. I actually have to brush them a bit now.
Hank has the most beautiful caramel eyes and brown nose. He takes care of all of us all the time. It is a big job.
Can you see Bear's long eye lashes? They are so gorgeous as are his deep brownish black eyes and dark nose. We love these boys so much.
And just because I can't resist that sweet crooked smile, here is another photo of Little B. He sure is getting big!
As Florida continues to set records for positive cases of Coronavirus day after day, I want you all to stay as safe as possible. Be smart and safe when it comes to this horrible illness.