But I digress...
Today is special because it is Peter's 12th birthday! It's hard to believe that it was 12 years ago today that Peter arrived into the world...all 8lbs 11oz! He was the only baby that we chose to be surprised about the gender. (Mike and Jon were surprises because they wouldn't cooperate!)
Peter has definitely challenged us the most as parents. All children are challenging. Having a special needs child is really challenging almost all.the.time.
Peter has also taught us the most as parents. Peter has brought out the best, and the worst, in us!
Peter has taught us to look for and cherish each and every little accomplishment.
Peter has placed us in more embarrassing situations than I care to remember. (Thankfully, we are able to laugh at most of them now!)
Peter is a simple little guy who is happy watching Southwest airplanes on youtube, playing Angry Birds on his Ipad, and swinging and swimming in the backyard. Peter's favorite food, by far, is Jay's mom's chocolate cake!(which he will have at the family birthday party for him and Luke on Saturday:)
Peter's favorite places to go are Disney World and Martha's Vineyard! He talks about both of them all.the.time and loves to look at pictures and videos of the times he has visited! I posted one of his super happy Vineyard pictures on Monday, but here are a few more from our weekend and Peter's favorite place to visit on the Vineyard....the beach.
So...of course I got him another one to destroy!
My conversation with Peter this morning made me laugh!
Me: How old are you today, Peter?
Peter: I'm old!
Happy Birthday, Peter!
p.s. None of these photos are my absolute favorite photo from our trip! I promise...it's coming!:) Today was all about Peter:)