#atozchallenge,Y is for Yawning…

20160429_072630.jpg

Which is what we’ll be doing by the end of today, the third birthday celebration this week.  Today is youngest son’s birthday (the little cutie on the left) and the last in April for us.  When he was about this age, he’d always ask me why his birthday had to be last…  I told him it was kind of his choice.  Had he waited until his May due date, he could have had the whole month to himself!

Those are little casts on his legs in the picture because he had just had a heel cord release to help him walk more easily.  He has cerebral palsy and has had several surgeries over the years.

And while he was at the hospital, volunteers brought puppies and kittens to visit. Youngest was sure it was part of the package and asked if the dog was his, could he keep it?  The poor volunteer! So, of course hubby went over to the Humane Society the next day and that’s how we got our first dog, Rusty.

Now that he’s grown up, youngest son wants to go shopping and pick out CDs and DVDs or tee shirts that he wants, so we will do that today.   And even now that he’s older, we try to make sure not to run out of steam too soon so we can celebrate the last April birthday as much as the first!

~Diane D.

(My A to Z Challenge theme is birthdays!)

Advertisements

51 responses

  1. What a sweet story… and look how happy those boys are! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Sandra. You can’t see him in the picture, but the puppy is on the rug right in front of them, which is why they’re so happy!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Delightful story…..Looks like you need a ‘Holiday’ in May…. 😉 Hugs!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! Now, let’s see, what holidays are coming up??? 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Enjoy!!!! Hugs!

        Like

  3. I love the photo Diane! The story is sweet too! It is great that you make it special even though it is the last one in April! happy bday!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Lynn. You can’t see it, but the puppy was on front of them on the rug which is why they’re so happy!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. So sweet! He thought it was his to take with him! Glad hubby got a dog!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. One from the same litter even!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Wow !! 3 birthdays in one month…I thought my summer was rough…Father’s Day w/a Birthday (3rd son was born on Father’s Day) 4th son in July, Daughter in August and me and our wedding anniversary, then husband in September ❤ It keeps us young I suppose that's what they say ❤

    Like

  5. Great photo! Enjoy his birthday today!

    As a mom, my kids’ birthdays feel like milestones for me, too. It’s so amazing to think how they’ve grown. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Laura. Can’t believe it’s been so many years already!

      Like

  6. Beautiful story, Diane

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sometimes you have to save the best for last. Sweet boys.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh, thanks, Wendy. They turned out pretty well, all things considered!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. We have a lot of March birthdays and mine is on the 31st. I know how your youngest feels waiting for his celebration to arrive…I hope everyone had a great party!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks! It’s been a good week!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Happy final April birthday!

    Like

    1. Thanks, I’m glad those are almost over, too! But have to make youngest son’s special, cause he is!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. You have a very busy Spring…all those birthdays, then Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, no doubt a few Easter seasons in there. Wow. I’ll bet you are relieved when summer arrives. Sweet post and a great smiling pic there. ☺

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Van. You can’t see but by oldest’s foot there’s a black thing and that’s part of the new puppy that they were so excited about. Yes, it’s always nice when birthday week is over!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. This was a pleasure to read. Happy weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. What a cute photo and story!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, my two sweeties from a long time ago!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Great picture — I love the genuine smiles that children have. They have not learned to smile with just their lips, it’s their whole face! Also, I can relate to 3 birthdays in 1 month — we had 3 in one week this April, the 11th, 12th and 16th. My son was born 6 hours after my birthday had expired — so I spent the next XX years baking his birthday cake on my day! Motherhood — some unexpected joys!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. That’s almost exactly my story. We are 26, 27 and 29, with mine in the middle! Frosting cake as we speak!

      Like

  14. Aw, that’s a fantastic final birthday story! Whew what a month, huh? Z end! 😃

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I am happy the challenge is over but feel a little worried that I’ll have no excuses now and might have to cook and clean :(!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Pffffft. Cook and clean? Ain’t nobody got time for that! 😂

        Liked by 1 person

  15. Your kids sound sweet. Bet those casts were an experience. We have friends with kiddos that have been through surgeries and friends with kiddos with CP. 🙂

    That’s funny about if he’d have waited until May!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh, he’s been an experience, all right! He probably had about eight or more surgeries over the years, he’s a trooper!!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Love those miracle babies! I have one myself. Not CP, but a miracle boy!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. We call Dave our million dollar boy, cause that’s about what he cost! Lol.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. I’m guessing you do know a thing or a million about the medical mazes. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  16. Three birthdays in the same week? No wonder you’ll be yawning! Anyway, I hope the big day was a huge success. 🙂

    Like

    1. Thank you, my friend, all the big days were good! Glad to be done with this crazy challenge, but I’ll be ready for next year!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You must be exhausted! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  17. Nothing like a new puppy to ease the pain!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ah, yes, lol, and more work for mom!

      Like

  18. I love looking at old photos of children. Nothing better than babies, children and puppies. Ha ha! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: