I think my favorite part of the night was watching Owen try to blow his candles out. 2 of his friends "helped" him by blowing them out first, so we did have to re-light the candles three times. But that was pretty funny! Watching Owen really try to blow those candles out showed me just how hard he works with his speech therapist. He understood the whole concept this year--singing (still not overly fond of that!), cake, candles, blowing them out. I tried to prep him a lot this year by watching an episode of Elmo's World on birthdays and reading several books about birthdays and parties including a well loved copy of a Curious George book. We even practiced blowing out the candles with George when we read the book. He still wasn't that interested in opening up his presents, but we made it through that quickly so that his friends could see their gifts being opened. His friends were very thoughtful and really picked out some great things that he enjoys!
**Special thanks to Kristine who manned my camera during the cake/candles and present opening!**
|I got a hoop from Mom and Dad and I'm working on shot already|
|Blowing out the candle on my actual birthday!|
|All my friends enjoying pizza|
|Here comes the cake!|
|Working hard to blow those candles out|
|Yay for parties and friends!|