I say a small person's birthday but actually he's not so small anymore.
Number 3 had his 11th birthday yesterday and as you can see from his cake (not made by me I might add) he is a little in to Minecraft at the moment.
I can't believe he is 11 already the years just seem to of whizzed by.
He had an Xbox 360 and the Minecraft game for his birthday and a couple of additional games and bits and bobs from his siblings.
As the older three all live away from home now it was nice that he got a phone call from each of them last night wishing him a happy birthday.
I was reliably informed by D that he was met by a lot of his new classmates when he got to school yesterday morning all singing happy birthday. Some gave him individual cards but the whole class had signed a card for him too so if he didn't feel part of his new class and school before I certainly think he does now. With living in a rural county and with his classmates coming from all over the county to attend his school it is always difficult to arrange birthday parties and in the past his school has always arranged a trip on our behalf so that everyone could go and this has always worked well. We weren't sure whether the new school would be able to carry this on but we found out on Monday that his teacher has also arranged a class trip for his birthday next week to go bowling which he will enjoy. We rounded the day off by going out for a nice family meal just the three of us.
He of course had his usual favourite of fish fingers, chips and beans and shared deserts with D and I as he didn't think he could manage one all to himself.
I think the next few years are going to prove very interesting as we watch our little ASD man go through adolescence and into adulthood. Even though we have been through the teenage angst three times before I think number 3 will put a whole new spin on things.
Just a little PS from me to say I hope for any of you that were delivering your young people to Uni last week or this week hope all went or goes well.
Will be thinking of you all, try not to cry until you are at least 15 minutes down the road just in case you get a call on your mobile to say they have left something vital in the car and you have to go back. Not a good look blurry read eyes and panda eyes from mascara.
Take care one & all.