Saturday, April 30, 2011

It's Official...Nicky's a Teenager

We celebrated Nicky's birthday and it was wonderful! I learned years ago that a happy "Nicky" birthday meant doing what Nicky wants to do, not doing what I think he should do, or what I'd like him to do; which includes what other kids his age did for their birthdays. 

Nicky loves his people (and it's part of his very special charm). Pure joy for Nicky is being in a room filled with family and lot's of therapists he has bonded with. Throw in a great puzzle, an Eyewitness animal video and a birthday cake and he is over the top! Deliriously happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So that's what we did. Took a group of folks to dinner at a noisy rib joint where everyone could be loud and eat with their hands. Nicky blended right in making noises and eating his chicken and fries with his hands. Then everyone came back to the house for cake and ice cream. Nicky was the happiest kid on the planet.

Happy Birthday Kiddo.