At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Now We Are Five,...

Half a decade spent with Isaac,...it seems like a watch in the night,...


So five years with I.I.,...and you learn a thing or two,...like don't have ANY expectations for celebrations,...just enjoy the journey wherever it takes you,...'cause with Isaac you are going off-road, and his fifth birthday was no exception. 

Did Isaac know it was HIS birthday? Honestly, I am not sure,...we sang Happy Birthday all day, and hung a banner, and of course had cake and presents and supper at his favorite restaurant,...but Isaac's reaction wasn't 'typical' with excitement and 'me-me-me-ism' of most five year olds on their birthdays. Isaac had a pretty quiet day mostly playing outside with Teddy and totally ignoring the uber-cool wooden birthday cake with velcro candles and decoration which we thought he would LOVE as we had some much success with his wooden food gift at Christmas.

Uber-cool, and need I add expensive wooden birthday cake = FAIL, but hopefully it is the thought that counts,...we tried, it's all we can do, and more than likely Isaac will take a shine to that really cool wooden birthday cake when he is good and ready,...I mean, he wasn't that enthusiastic about his real birthday cake,....



Check out that expression,...it says it ALL,...I don't want to have anything to do with that cake!!!!


But, Isaac is a nice guy and he humored us once the candles were lit! WHAT a 280 from last year's birthday when Isaac was soooooooo excited about blowing out birthday candles. Can a child truly get that jaded in one year? 


If I have to,...I'll blow,...kinda,....


You can't figure this stuff out,...last year Isaac was ALL about blowing out the candles,...in fact we lit  and relit the birthday candles until they were stubs, but this year,.....naaaaah!!!!




We get happy face and giggles once all the candles are blown out,...'cause he's ALL DONE,...which Isaac made a point of signing as well,....

Need I even add that Isaac didn't so much as touch his birthday cake, much less take a taste, but that was totally expected and we compensated with a birthday treat of popcorn from Target,...Isaac's favorite!!!!


Watching "Planes" on his tablet more interesting than checking out his loot,....


Note,...Isaac didn't unwrap any of his presents,...it's a real sensory issue with him and we respect his aversion, because it's real and it's serious-stuff, very serious if a child doesn't like unwrapping a present,...and I am not sure Isaac even understood the presents were birthday presents, but he did know they were for him,...and he did warm up to them,...in his own time,...it's important not to overwhelm Isaac,...we let the presents sit on the table for a good hour until I.I. got curious,...



 And then precious,...our little guy was like,..."For ME?"


Mr. Serious-Face means Isaac is trying to figure out,...something,...and sometimes we can interpret his intent,...and sometime we have no clue, but we know the wheels of that little mind are whirling for some purpose,....


OK,...uber expensive and uber cool wooden birthday cake,...totally ignored, but Isaac LOVED the el-cheapo plastic birthday cake play-dough maker, which I hope last longer than a week, 'cause Isaac really, really, really liked it a lot,....SCORE!!!!!



Let's have fun,....




The Birthday Boy is totally absorbed in his task,...


Happy Birthday means that Isaac can be happy in his own way,....





Five years down with Isaac and you really do learn a thing or two,...like hiding behind boxes across the table can garner a great vantage point to watch and snap a few pix of our little guy's enjoyment,...and that's without the play-dough!!!!

Five years old in 2015,...graduating pre-school, starting kindergarten,...helping Mama garden this summer,...maybe another trip to the beach,...learning to write and read,...Isaac is going to have his plate full, but he's growing quickly and maturing fast. Lots of GREAT developmental thresholds are being passed, perhaps not on time, but who cares about that as long as Isaac continues to develop? We're thrilled with his progress and if he is two years behind in development that means when Isaac is 40 years old, he'll act like a 38 year old,...no big deal, or at least that's how we like to view the situation, because no one knows what the future holds.

That's where our faith comes in,...because we know the LORD has a plan and purpose for Isaac,...a purpose that is perhaps not down a 'typical' path, but that's OK the past few years have shown us that being Different is NOT Less,...it is merely different, and different can be unique and adventurous and totally not boring.

We are so blessed to have been blessed with Isaac for the past five years,...he has rocked our lives, and our hearts and minds,...Isaac experiences the world in a different way (including birthdays) and he makes sure YOU do too,...and that's really a wonderful thing. 

Thank you I.I. for the past five years,....WE LOVE YOU!!!!

Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!









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