Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Birthday Evolution

To celebrate Weston's birthday and recent school acceptance, we visited his favorite restaurant last night.

Where he had heaping plates full of giant crab legs, fried chicken wings and crispy spring rolls. For dessert, our server brought out a chocolate cake and sang happy birthday to the smiling new 14 year-old.

We had a great time laughing and celebrating.

At home, there was more cake and lots of presents to open.

This year's most highly requested toy by Weston was a Hess truck.

What is a Hess truck you ask?

This is a Hess truck.

And although I am a clueless mother, I must confess that this toy vehicle looks pretty cool when its lights are illuminated.

Even dear old Dad enjoyed playing on the carpet with these lighted boy beauties.

As I watched the gang playing trucks on the living room carpet, I thought back to the many phases of Weston's birthday requests.

First, there were the Matchboxes and Hot Wheels. Hundreds and hundreds of tiny life-like vehicles that saw plenty of their own carpet time with Weston. In fact, I am certain you will still find a Hot Wheel or two in Weston's school backpack.

Then there was his ride-on Jeep

Next came the Tonka dump trucks

Then the more sophisticated Bruder trucks...

The very long Lego phase.....

And now of course, the ipods, headphone and fashion phase.

I guess you could say I am becoming well-versed in the world of boys and their toys. I am assuming as he gets older, not much will change, except, of course, the price of his latest obsession.

Happy Birthday Dear Weston