Sunday, August 9, 2009

Birthday Boy’s Day

We went Bowling and met some other families who also use augmentative devices. Daniel had never been bowling before so we weren’t sure if he’d like it or not. As you can tell from the photos, he had a blast.

033He tried it first with the ramp, he didn’t get a strike but he still beat his sister!!

055 He was showing Caitlin how to push the ball and make it go. She was having a hard time!!054

Of course we can’t go without tasting everyone’s food!

060Ms. Pat (Daniel’s Speech Therapist) put together the group meeting of all the AAC users. She knew today was Daniel’s birthday and surprised him with a little cake and a present too. Can you guess? YEP Daniel got a Thomas the Train and track!069(see the scowl? I was touching his train. This obviously wasn’t met with approval!)031

Here, Daniel is telling Daddy that he wants to bowl and knock the pins down.

Daniel caitlin zach

Sister Caitlin has her hands full with nephew Zachary and Daniel on her lap at the same time.Daniel bowling

And here is Daniel just hammin’ it up.



A couple photos of the birthday cake train. Not sure how great it’ll taste (we made the fondant from scratch first time ever!)


Daniel of course got his birthday crown too. Can you tell he likes trains?


C said...

Teh very cutest four year old on earth! How awesome, Daniel. Happy birthday! Quinn's in awe of the big boy. :o)

Jacqui said...

Sounds like a fantastic day. Happy birthday Daniel! You are a star.

Liz said...

Happy (late) Birthday Daniel! It looks like he had a great time. And what a beautiful cake! I always read, but never comment, but had to say happy birthday! And I need to order a crown for Maddie soon, too.
Liz & Maddie

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Looks like he had a great time! He is absolutely adorable in his crown. I just love his facial expressions - no guessing what he is thinking. : )

Happy (belated) Birthday Daniel!

Anonymous said...

oh the pictures turned out great! bowling was a ton of fun and i loved spending the day with my birthday boy! i cant wait to see the cake tonight!

love sister c!

Erin said...

Happy belated birthday, Daniel!!

Mel, I am in awe of your creativity. The cake and crown are awesome.

And I love the adapted bowling... what a great idea.

Melissa said...

Love the cake! Happy Birthday Daniel!

Anonymous said...

Very cute cake. I also love the crowns. I want to get some for the girls sometime I just havent' decided what to get for them.:)

AZ Chapman said...

happy b day dan nice cake

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JSmith5780 said...

Looks like he had an awesome day!

My Connor is a HUGE Thomas fan. His trains and track layouts tend to take up the whole living room!

baby trevor's mommy said...

Only makes sense...

THE cutest crown ever...for THE cutest big boy ever!

Happy (late) birthday!


ps. that cake was SO amazing that I'm not letting Trevy get a peek...or it'll be curains for this super mom!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday! You all look like you had a awesome time! As for the your baby can read dvds the kids LOVE them. I know they cant read but they really seem to helf with word association. They really could care less for tv but the videos they like and watch intently. I got mine off of ebay for a good deal, If you want I can send you the overview dvd for daniel to watch then you can make your decision. Actually I am rather fond of the overview dvd becuase it has the best parts of all the dvds on in. Email me your address and i will mail it out. Keep it as long as you want and when your done send it back
ps that cake is AWESOME

Justinich Family said...

Looks like he had a great birthday, Evan did that bowling with the ramp as well, it worked out really great. I want one of those Thomas Crowns for Evan when he turns 5 in October. Happy Birthday Daniel

Sherry C said...

What a great cake. Can i have a peice? Happy Birthday Daniel!!

Your hats are so cute love the Thomas one!!

Jacolyn said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!! I LOVE the Thomas hat and the cake!!