It was a good birthday this year, we ended up doing something special everyday for Kevin the week of his birthday. We originally had made plans to go to a kiddie amusement park with Jon’s brother and family on Saturday before his birthday but the weather was rainy and cold. So we decided to meet Friday at Preston’s Hope a disability friendly playground. Kevin and his 2 year old cousin had a lot of fun on the slides while we were there. Jon and Uncle Ron met us after work and we all got a bite to eat together. It was a lazy weekend with some of us ending, fighting, and beginning a cold. On Monday I didn’t feel good so we got extra snuggle time. On Tuesday, Kevin’s birthday, we had our appointment with Dr. Nemeh (more about that in next post). Wednesday is Grandma day and we went to the mall (Kevin’s favorite place to walk around). On Thursday we went to Mustard Seed Market (another Kevin favorite) and then drove through Sand Run park on the way home with the beautiful colors of fall. On Friday we went to the children’s Mass at our church. And on Saturday we had a fun family day by driving through Amish Country and ended the day with dinner with our friends.
Kevin was happy, loved, and felt special on this birthday. Some favorites that made him smile and get very excited were: a birthday music video featuring his 5 cousins, a birthday greeting video from Carrie & Daniel, a FaceTime chat with Uncle Steve and family, a fun musical dog in a box that plays a birthday song (that he plays over and over and over again), TWO Olaf music birthday cards (that he plays over and over and over again), a new OSU t-shirt (that is an X-Lg and fits!!!), a phone call from Great Grandma, homemade birthday pictures, and lots and lots of birthday cards to open, and even some spending money to use on a rainy day. Thank you family and friends for making it special and knowing what makes Kevin happy - music and YOU!