Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tonight I Got to Celebrate My Birthday Party With This Little Man

My Nephew Emerson, Cousin to the boys. Emerson turned 2 and I turned 37!

We got Emerson a cute toddler pillow with his name on it and I made him a t-shirt at CafePress that said, "I rock this extra chromosome." My sister asked awhile back for a shirt that said that.

I scored with a kitchen mat, a canning set, a citrus juice squeezer and a stove top espresso machine.

We also celebrated my Dad (AKA Grandpa) Fathers Day. I ordered him Jefferson Bible and Curb Your Enthusiasm on DVD. He gets into any religious discussion, and his personality fits in with the DVD we got.

The cake was made by a nonprofit organization called Icing Smiles, Inc. The lady who made it drove all the way from Lincoln (an hour away) to deliver it!  She even said that she could make a half birthday cake for Emerson if my sister wanted! Since kids with Trisomy 18 don't have as long of lives (usually), we can celebrate his life more often. In the hospital babies with Trisomy 18 are considered to be, Incompatible With Life. Many people that have kids with Trisomy 18, and other genetic disorders try and redefine Incompatible With Life. Emerson is redefining what many doctors and nurses think of him. When Emerson was a baby we celebrated his life once a month. Not always with cake, but we celebrated none the less.


Masshole Mommy said...

He is so, so cute.

Eat To Live said...

He sure is growing isn't he.... and you look so young in your picture. Good for you on your Genes, and your gifts too.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

He's so cute. The gifts sound great and his cake is fantastic! :-)

Happy birthday to you as well!

Liz Mays said...

He is such a special little guy, and doing half birthdays is wonderful.

You DID score on your gifts. Wow!

mail4rosey said...

Happy Birthday to you both. :)

It's cool that he's redefining what doctors think.

What's an oven espresso kit? That sounds verrrrry intriguing. :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

Happy birthday! I just want to reach through the screen and give Emerson a big hug every time you post his picture. He is just the most adorable baby ever! The cake is so cute too. They did an amazing job on it!

Terra Heck said...

Happy belated birthday! Looks like you had a great one. Cute cake.

~ Noelle said...

hope you had a great birthday...
and emerson? He is growing so much!!!
Still adorable ;)


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