Mother of Boys

Happy Birthday Davis!

Davis turned 11 years old this month. Holy Cow!! He started the day at 6:30am with his favorite breakfast – pancakes.

Jason took 30 cupcakes up to the school for his homeroom class, and all of his teachers and aids. Due to time constraints they ended up eating them at 7:40 in the morning. Turns out we gave 25 kids a sugar rush that day. {{evil laugh}}

Davis came home from school and everything was ready for the family party.

Well, I thought everything was ready. When Jason came home a couple minutes later he reminded me of 2 presents I had hid in my car.

We had Davis go up to his room while I got them out. This was his reaction when he saw his bike ramp.

Needless to say, he loved it.

He also got a beginner grinding station for his skateboard.

Gramma Betty & Grandpa Gary – this is your present for him.

He LOVED it!!

Since we really didn’t have a “theme” for the party – I ordered a sponge bob cake. I thought it would be funny. Davis said, “Mom this is very unexpected”. In a very serious voice.

Oops. Next time I’ll ask. 🙂

Jason got the duty of putting all the Nerf guns together.

Lisa got a pretty great Nerf gun war going with all the boys. They even wore their Russian hats Jason brought back for them.

They were having so much fun in fact, that Davis didn’t want to go out to his favorite restaurant for dinner. So we had frozen pizza instead. HA!


Happy birthday big guy! I can’t tell you how impressed I am with how much you’ve grown in height and character. 6 years ago when I was reading a ton of parenting and autism books they warned me about your adolescense and the dificulties and chalenges you would be facing right now. They painted a picture of what you would be like and what I should expect from you.

I’m so happy to tell you that you have surpassed those expectations and are nothing like the descriptions in those books or what the doctors said you would be. Everyone who really knows you and works with you on a daily basis is so pleased with your humor, your social skills, and how loving and caring you are.

I knew from the moment we received your diagnosis that you would be the young man that you are today. Your father and I knew that you had the potential to surpass the weak milestones that the world would have laid out for you. It has been a lot of work and I’m still pushing you daily to learn, grow, and become aware of the world around you. There are days when you really don’t like it and wish I would be easier on you.

I want you to know that I know, that I push you and expect a lot out of you. However, I love you too much to let the world dictate who you are! I know who you are and what an amazing being you are with such incredible talents. It’s my job to make sure you have many different experiences to give you the skills you’ll need to be a productive, hard working, caring, spiritual father and husband.

There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to give you an opportunity to live the beautiful and loving life that I live. That’s my goal for you and I remember it every single day.

I love you more than the universe,


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