Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Griffin's Birthday

Our sweet boy turned three last week and we went to Lake Tobias again this year to celebrate. He simply loves to see the animals and really enjoys making their sounds and trying to find them in their cages.

This birthday was bittersweet for me because there were things that really brought to my attention his disability. I feel that there were so many things that he should understand but didn't. He really didn't understand that it was his birthday or the concept of a birthday party that was for HIM. He just knew we were singing and sang with us. He enjoyed everything we did but simply did not fully understand it. It was just tough for me.

That said I simply loved watching him. On his birthday we got him a much loved lightning mcqueen toy. His favorite character is Frank, the big farm vehicle that chases Lightning, and this pack came with a Frank toy. He was extremely thrilled and so much fun to watch.

Then at Lake Tobias he was just so excited about everything. He is pleasant and sweet and so loveable. There are not many people who Griffin cannot charm. When he saw the alligators he screamed out, "Hey, adigtors, wake up! It's me, Griffin!" What a fun day it was.

This is my favorite picture of the day. What gorgeous eyes.

Griffin, we love you so much!


Camie said...

You should check out the pictures of Lake Tobias on Megan's facebook. There is a cute one of Griffin and one of the elk. I'm so glad we came up to celebrate with you guys. It was so much fun!

Natalie said...

i LOVE the lollipop picture!!!

SrStewart said...

If you end up writing a book (and either you or I should)'s got to be titled, "Hi, it's me, Griffin"

A sweet confidence not all children have. Confidence untainted by worries of the world.

lisa said...

I just love Griffin! He makes me laugh.

I'm not fat for my height. I'm short for my weight.