Monday, June 4, 2018

Double digits! (10th birthday ideas)

It's incredible how fast time passes right before your eyes. My oldest turned 10 in September... TEN! I haven't been very active in the Blogger community lately. But, I plan on changing that. I thought the best way to get back into the swing of things was to write about my first born's birthday.

As a lot of you know, Tyson is on the autism spectrum. He prefers to spend most of his time alone, has little interest in children his own age and is a huge bookworm. I asked what he wanted to do for his special day. I said we could do absolutely ANYTHING! His response "I just want to spend time with my parents, baby brother and Nana." So, that's what we did!

To make his day extra special I decided to get a little creative. He didn't want a party, but that didn't mean I couldn't surprise him. When he woke up he was thrilled to see our kitchen table. The night before we went out and got two huge helium balloons. (Of course a number 1 and 0 to represent his age.) I then sat down with his father and wrote down 10 things we love about him. We also planned 10 birthday activities! The only thing we didn't get to do was visit the zoo. It started raining, but Tyson wasn't upset at all. He was so overwhelmed and appreciative.

We also purchased 10 fun birthday gifts that he absolutely loved. Such as books and sensory items.

And, the last thing we did to surprise him was make a basket up of 10 of his favorite snacks. (Of course all gluten free!)

One of my favourite moments from the day was realizing how much Tyson cares for his brother. He saw a cute baby toy while we were in Chapters. He said that Keean would love it, and decided to use his birthday money to purchase it. I'm so proud of the young man he's becoming.

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