And then I think about what would have been if it were not for adoption. Today, his sixth birthday would have been the day that they would have packed up his file and transferred him to the mental institution. He would have spent the rest of his life locked up in a prison. But instead he is here, celebrating with us.
Does your mind work like this too?
BUT he is here with us, it's his birthday, and he is loved!
The boys decorated the cake this time.
Can you tell what it is? ;)
He certainly did not understand what to do with birthday candles. This birthday experience taught us that we need to work on fire safety basics.
As I suspected he was just as happy with the wrapping paper as he was with the presents. To my Type A blog readers, please do not distress that we used Christmas paper to wrap the presents in. I don't care, Joseph didn't care, and neither should you! He just ripped it into shreds anyway.
He loves music and this guitar was a big hit.
And this was John's gift.....HA! HA! I love it!
Of course we went straight outside, way past bedtime, to try it out.