Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Day 25

We went to visit Granny and Aunt Judy on Friday like usual. They had a card for Pate and a slinky that he loves! I finished up the book I was making for Dr. Ford the rest of the day, and that night, we had his surprise birthday party at church! It was so much fun! It was a birthday party disguised as a costume party. He didn't have a clue, and we were so happy to do something special for him. We love him so much and are so thankful to have him as a teacher, mentor, and friend. Thomas, Shana, and Monica dressed up as Dr. Ford, Mrs. Brooks, and Donna and did a little skit. It was hilarious. The funniest part was that Mrs. Brooks didn't realize that it was them at first! ha! Then after we ate, a few of us acted like people from Dr. Ford's life and spoke about him. I was a "traveler", Adam was the gas station attendant at Pump 8 (hysterical!), Ashley was a homeless girl, and Shawn was a prison warden. I think everyone had a good time and hopefully Dr. Ford knows how special he is to us.

Pate's Birthday - Part 2

We celebrated Pate's birthday with a cinnamon roll for breakfast with a candle to blow out and Alabama and I sang "Happy Birthday!"  Then, at school with his friends, I made Thomas cupcakes for him. He just ate the cake. He got to have his new Thomas cup and his birthday shirt from The Nest Boutique. After school, we went home and Aunt Georgia, Morgan, and Ethan came by to see him. They brought Thomas pajamas and a Thomas musical book. He loved them! That night, we made all his favorite food for supper...chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, bananas, and yogurt! After supper, he opened his presents from us (a Cars sleeping bag and Thomas coloring books, and his own truck of crayons), a Jr. Asparagus cup and movie from Mimi and Papa, and Tay-Tay brought over her gift...a power JD Tractor and trailer. Pate helped Adam finish putting it together and then he rode/ran into everything in the living room! (He is so good at driving it now!) He was so excited he couldn't wait to get on it! I hope he had a fun birthday, but the best was yet to come! :)