He had a great day spent at home: breakfast in bed, favorite foods for each meal, movies, cartoons.... Thank you, neutropenia. Don't we all wish we could just stay at home and rest sometimes on our birthday? My mom was in town to help out with the stuff that gets neglected when we're in the hospital so often and William and the boys all enjoyed having her read and sing with them. Thanks, Mom, for juggling all you do to make the trip. Thanks, Dad, Uncle Richard, Aunt Linda, and Natalie for taking over all her responsibilities to let her come.
One of the best treats was the Angry Birds cake. Thanks, Beth! (She makes the most delicious and amazing cakes and cupcakes). Perhaps I shouldn't admit that we ate cake for breakfast too!
Soren's gift to William was finally agreeing to the buzz cut. Soren commented, "It's okay because I still look totally awesome!" Note to self: his self-esteem is still intact.
William was born a couple years before we entered the digital age. We had some fun sorting through many of the envelopes of pictures I have tucked away in boxes of when he was born. I'm not a scrapbook-er. Period. But seeing how happy he was looking at the pictures and listening to our stories makes me want to bump that up on my priority list. I suppose I may be somewhat genetically challenged in that area given my mom is still trying to find time to do mine. Here's a fun collage of what I do have stored in my computer.Happy Birthday, William. I am so blessed to have a son so full of strength, patience, tenderness, faith, and love.