Yesterday was J's birthday!
It was kind of a busy day, like they all are around here, but J got a few things to help the day feel special.
He got woken up at 6:00 in the morning by a phone call from Mike in Iraq to tell him happy birthday.
Then two of his workers picked him up early from school to take him to lunch.
Everyone told him happy birthday several times.
R even bought him a toy and some candy with his own reward money.
I think he ended up with 3 happy birthday balloons from various people.
I took him to Dick's Sporting Goods where he picked out some weights for his present.
We stopped at Game Stop to spend the gift card he got from his workers.
And we went by Sonic to pick up dinner and ice cream.
(Nobody can say we don't support the economy).
After dinner I gave him the present that Nana sent from Utah.
It was a great quilt.
J loves blankets and will often sleep with 3 or 4 even when it is not cold, so he was excited about it.
Plus it was handmade with love by Nana, and it doesn't get better than that.
It had some cool stitching too.
So in the end I think it was a pretty good birthday and he felt special. At the end of the day that's what really matters.
And I think he still has more presents coming from other family members that will be visiting soon.
Happy Birthday J! We love you!