Thursday, September 27, 2012

And let the birthday begin....

As you all know, I put out a request a little while back for Nik's upcoming birthday.  It was not easy for me to do this.  It's hard to admit your child will not be social and most likely not quite "fit in" with society.  However, it is what it is.  I wouldn't change him for the world.  He is here for a reason and I can honestly say has brighten the lives of many over the years.  So, I didn't want him to feel left out of birthday celebrations like his siblings have.  The older kids were on board and all actually understood.  At first, I thought they'd be a tad jealous of Nik getting a pile of cards.  The opposite has happened.  They are genuinely happy for him.  You must understand just how significant that is for the many of the FASers that reside here as well as those w/ RAD.  It's huge.  All want him to go to the mailbox and all are encouraging of Nik.  So, this past week, cards and gfits started to come in the mail.  For him, the excitement was almost too much to bear. 

These were his very first postcards!  All the way from California.  Thanks Kris.  BTW, he went to you tube right after this and typed in California so he could see more.  Smiley face was a big hit.  He went straight to the fridge to pin these up.  

 The very next day, Nik went to get the mail and look for his name on anything.  He was so happy to see 2 more cards w/ his name on them. 

Notice everyone waiting patiently  for him to open it?

Thanks Gulya family for thinking of Nik.  These two also went on the fridge.  We may have to start using the other refrigerator soon if this keeps up.  LOL.  Kris from CA has been sending him a different postcard everyday.  He is loving it.  He asked if we were going to Yosemite.  Umm, not yet kiddo.  

More to come today but in the process of cooking dinner.  Grilled chicken, broccoli, and homemade french fries.  Hope it tastes good.  More posts forthcoming.  unfortunately, may have to hit Wally World this evening and really not in the mood to shop for anything.  Tomorrow is field trip Friday.  Going somewhere but not sure where yet.  Long story on that one.  Just had to give you a glimpse of Nik w/ his cards.


  1. Finally got his big box in the mail today. Should be there on Saturday.