Birthdays are important, as I recently said on my own blog.
Today's birthday was extra-special, though.
After all, almost every day in the hospital, we had to say Sam's birthdate for identification purposes. Actually, I made an appointment for myself about a month ago and when the receptionist asked for my own birthdate, I automatically gave Sam's.
It's been on my mind.
This birthday was, by its very existence, special.
(But we tried not to make too big a deal of it. After all, we're trying for normal.)
Still, there were donuts for breakfast.
There was a little party at school (the whole class wore their pajamas and watched Sponge Bob in Spanish. How cool is that?) and a special family dinner.
And Sam got a huge gift from Randi and family - a long-desired turtle. Yes, friends, I have capitulated to a non-human living in my home.
Meet Mega Super Turtle, or MST for short, a Russian Tortoise and the newest member of our family:
We've already announced that Sam can take MST to college.
Let that sink in, okay?
I believe it.
May there be many many birthday celebrations to come.
Bone marrow biopsy tomorrow...results next week