Friday, June 25, 2021

It's good to be 10!


 Well my friends the big day has finally arrived.  Little Buddy is officially 10!  We have been counting down the days forever, well at least since last birthday.  He had a wonderful day and the fun continues.  He took cupcakes to his camp and shared them with all his friends.  He got to wear this super cool shirt given to him by his Medical Foster Mother, Jeannette, who he lived with for over 2 years after he was discharged from the NICU .

He finally got to download the game Roblox on his iPad.  He got all sorts of presents and books including two $10 bills in the mail!  This boy loves to count money so now he thinks he is rich!  He also got a Roblox gift card so he feels he has his own credit card now.  Oh boy, I had better watch out!


You never know which present will really make his day.  He wanted a V-Tech watch even though he had one a few years ago.  He kept asking me how much money I had in my wallet and when I told him $15 repeatedly he was very concerned I would not have enough to buy him the watch.  Once he actually asked me what I was spending all my money on and that I needed to stop buying things for myself.  Oh, like that happens a lot!  The stuffed Creeper from Minecraft and a remote control Sonic the Hedgehog on a skateboard seemed to be his favorites, you just never know so you better have some variety.  We ate Tacos, his current favorite and had cake.  Today he opened another present from Ms. Rachel who was his assistant for years.  Sunday we will have the big boys and their significant others over for cake and maybe a few more presents.  This birthday has already lasted a week!


The fur brothers were exhausted from all the fun.  They had to relax while we read Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, book 7.


And just because this is rare I had to share with you a photo of all my boys, big and little.  This was taken on Father's Day. Yes they live close but are not often here at the same time.  It was nice to see the big boys spending time playing with the little one.  They love him but sure are busy with their lives.  It warms my Mom heart to see them together.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

36 comments:

Janice Smith said...

Wow! The birthday boy sure received some fun presents; I particularly liked the shirt! I also love the idea of celebrating for a week. :-)

Kim in Oregon said...

Happy birthday week! It looks like a wonderful day. I love seeing the photo of all your boys.

Betsy said...

Happy Birthday Mr Buddy Boy!! It sounds like quite a birthday. That shirt is really cool but my favorite photo by far is the last one of all of your boys. You are one blessed Mama and they are the luckies boys in the world to have you on their team.
Blessings and love,
Betsy

kathy b said...

Happy Birthday dear Lil Buddy! Happy Birthday to you! Keep celebrating. I love to see All of your boys together in the pool! of Course! Sounds like great presents were chosen and money. IF he's excited for money...he's growing up. STOP!

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

Happy 10th BIRTHDAY to Buddy. So kind of his first foster mom to give him that shirt. ๐ŸŽ‚ adorable sons you have. I'm thqnkful Buddy has a kind and loving mom like you. Stay cool my friend. ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ˜ Becky

wendy said...

Wow 10 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Buddy ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ Lovely photo of your boys ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Pointy Little Sticks said...

Happy Birthday, LB!!!! Looks like you made out pretty well with the cool gifts AND you got your big brothers too for a bit.

I'd say you're doing okay!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday, LB! 10 is so special. Such a great photo of your three boys.

Jo said...

What a lovely photo of all your boys. It certainly sounds like a busy week filled with lots of fun. Happy birthday to Little Buddy.

CJ said...

It sounds like a brilliant day, well done you! And I love that last photo too, I know from experience how hard it is to get three boys in a picture together. He had some lovely presents, and his comments about you spending money on yourself made me laugh. I hope you all have a lovely weekend. CJ xx

Crafty in the Med said...

Happy happy birthday to Little Buddy ...10years old is an important age! How lucky to celebrate for a whole week and gifts galore...super fun! Gorgeous pool photo with big brothers. Enjoy! Amanda x

Nance said...

That is a precious photo of all your sons. They are a handsome trio.

Happy Birthday to your new 10-year old! How the heck did that happen? I'm sure there are days when you feel that it happened all at once. LOL

bittenbyknittin said...

LB no longer looks like a little boy - so big! My granddaughter *loves* Roblox (she is 10 too), but now is interested in chess, so we are going to the chess club today. You never know where their interests will travel.

Jeanie said...

Well, this is a post that warms my heart in every way possible! Double digits! Happy Birthday to Buddy. It sounds like a wonderful day, well spent and with loads of fun presents to enjoy for days/weeks/months to come! I especially love the photo of the three boys. Makes me happy!

Chy said...

You have the most handsome boys Meredith! Happy Birthday to Little Buddy. Sounds like great memories were made for his special day.

X Chy

Ellen D. said...

Happy Birthday, LB! Hope the year is filled with lots of fun adventures!

mamasmercantile said...

A wonderful photo of the boys, so good to see them together. Happy Birthday Little Buddy, exciting times to be 10.

Araignee said...

Ten? Already? They grow up so fast!

tammy j said...

I LOVE every single picture.
but that one with all your boys together in the pool...
they're so gorgeous. and Little Buddy's tiny hands...
he's growing up so fast. have fun tomorrow! xoxo

Delighted Hands said...

What a great way to begin your birthday ...week! I like to hear how his mind works with his questions! lol Enjoy!

linda said...

Happy Birthday Little Buddy,10 years old wow he's really growing fast it sounds like he had a wonderful day and yes birthdays are allowed to last a week and even more. Yes mum you had better listen up and stop indulging yourself๐Ÿคฃ I hope you all have a lovely Sunday. Xx

Christina said...

Happy Birthday Little Buddy! Here's to the next happy and fun filled year xx

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

Happy Birthday to Little Buddy! He is wise to celebrate for a whole week at least! The first double digit birthday is extra special. I laughed about his comment that you should stop spending so you would have enough money to buy his watch! Totally a viable solution. . . .LOL

SpinningStreak said...

Really great picture of the Boys! Little Buddy is lucky to have such big brothers to look up to.

pelinpembesi said...

Happy Birthday!!

Jo said...

Wow, he sure maxed out on his 10th birthday! Happy Birthday Little Buddy. Jo x

Babajeza said...

Happy Birthday! :-)

Reading, Writing and so much more said...

What a wonderful birthday!. That shirt is awesome but I know as a mom that your favorite picture had to be the one with all of the boys.
Many blessings and HUGS,
Kim

TheAwakenedSoul said...

Great photos. Buddy says the funniest things. You write about him so well. The dogs look fabulous, as always. Sounds like a fantastic birthday...

Willow said...

Happy Birthday X ten!
My 10 year old grandson would love to do Roblox with him, I'm sure!

Ellen D. said...

Meredith, Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a terrific year filled with fun, good health, and lots of love!

Gracie Saylor said...

Even though I am late to the party I am celebrating the 10th birthday of your dear youngest son, Meredith! I can imagine the fur brothers were exhausted from all the fun :) ((hugs))

Clicky Needles said...

Oh my goodness, Little Buddy is so grown up now. 10! How did that happen? Happy Birthday to both of you. CN x

Jodiebodie said...

Beautiful photograph of your boys together in the one place at the same time. Those motherly feelings of having all of your offspring together and enjoying each other's company is something that words cannot explain but I understand the deep feelings. One of my bunch is now living many kilometres away and the others who are still at home are barely here for a full day - such a busy time in their young lives.
The main thing is that they are all happy and well and stay connected. It is so nice to catch up on your news and see happy images of precious family togetherness. :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Congratulations! You've done amazing things with this boy, you are my hero.
Amalia
xo

karen said...

Happy birthday to little B and it is NICE to see all of them together.