We were reminded of Joshua's upcoming birthday all through the week. Signs on post it notes, the computer - and the funniest was a note on Daniel's fedora announcing how many days were left until the big day!
We celebrated over two days because Joshua wanted to be able to celebrate *with* Christopher. We were all happy to have some time with him.
Happy Birthday Joshua!
The next day we focused more on Joshua. We like to have the birthday child pick out whatever they want to do on their day. (within reason) For Joshua's 12th, I numbered 12 Popsicle sticks with the hopes that he would be able to do 12 things he liked. This included picking out foods he wanted to eat at each meal - including waffles and chocolate milk for breakfast and cauliflower casserole for lunch.
He wanted some specific things and went right to the wall to pick them out.
I love your interest in so many things from learning about the Bible, to legos, to historical events and more. You are fun to talk with because you have interests in so many areas.
I love to see you play with your siblings. I especially love to see you sing and play with your little sister. I also love hearing you laugh as you play legos, or wii games or outside games too.
I have watched you deal with more in the last couple of years than any child should have to deal with. You are brave and I know that you are learning things that will help you in life. I pray that it helps you to be more compassionate and sensitive to others. (((Joshua)))
I'm so thankful that God blessed us with you! You are a precious gift from God!
I love you!