Nathan is Hebrew and means "gift from God" - we couldn't have been more blessed than to have been chosen as his parents!

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy 70th Birthday Noni (and other fun stuff)!!

Nathan's Noni celebrated her 70th birthday on Wednesday, and the kids decided it would be fun to make her their very own birthday cards! Noni is the bedrock of the family and there isn't a day that goes by that she isn't brightening up someones day. She is pure goodness, an angel on earth and we're blessed to have her in our lives. We have a very special gift for her and are so excited to give it to her! We're taking her to brunch on Sunday at the Cheesecake Factory and we'll give it to her then. I'll let you know after she opens it.

I took a few snap shots of the card making process (of course)!

We also recently discovered a really nice children's park right around the corner from our house ~ it's in walking distance. Nathan went down a huge slide all by himself! I actually couldn't believe how brave he was. He also began learning how to climb a ladder. The tire swing was another story. He hated it! :-)

We've just been invited to a family Easter Egg hunt tomorrow! Nathan's first!! I can't wait to see him with the Easter Bunny and hunting for eggs. It's so fun being parents! It's like being a kid all over again!

Nathan has received his very first birthday party invitation from a little friend at school!!!

It brought tears to my eyes when I saw he'd been invited! When you have a child with special needs you often wonder if they'll get to share in those experiences. I've often wondered, will parents invite him because he's different? As a mom, I hoped this wasn't going to be the case. This invitation means so much to our family. I get choked up just writing about it. I'm saving this invitation in Nathan's keepsakes.

Have a great weekend everyone!


CJ219 said...

I'm choked up with you! And I'm convinced that there's no better gift than a personally made card! Please give Noni a hug for me!

Conrad, Megan and Our Precious Keaton said...

How great thow art dear Lord! What a beautiful sign from you to Kandi that Nathan is just as beautiful, unique, special, loved and gorgeous as anyone else! Im so excited for you all, please take lots of photos of the party! Big hugs to Nathan and love from all of us, Megs and Keaton