While Jadon’s official Birthday Party is not until Sunday the 30th it was important for us to celebrate the day he was born, get out of the house and “Dance in the Rain.”
From the looks of it, we would literally be dancing in the rain. The morning of June 25, 2013 started off extremely rainy and we wondered how this celebration would go. The plan was to visit Union Station and Crown Center in the morning, come home to let him rest and then head out for his baseball game later that night… and of course make it a special day for him. To quote an 80’s icon, “I love it when a plan comes together”.
At Union station and Crown Center we found trains, pirates, custard, and a waterfall.
Jadon took a REALLY long nap….so long we wondered if we would make it to the game on time. As soon as he woke up, we hustled through treatments, got his uniform on and raced out the door. We never cease to be amazed by the wonderful outpouring of generosity and inclusion the team and team parents have shown Jadon – and last night was no exception! We love kids helping kids and when the boys brought their cards over to give to Jadon we nearly lost it. When they lined up and ran by Jadon for the postgame tradition of saying “Good Game” there may have been a little water in the corner of the eye. When Jadon “ran” the bases our gratitude started to run down our faces. To hear his teammates and the crowd cheering him on – oh my! To top that off, the opposing team came BACK into the duguout to cheer him on – be still our hearts. As Jadon crossed home plate, the boys met him there with a “wave” and proceeded to sing happy birthday to him, well as you can imagine, it was all over at that point.
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BUT wait, there was more! We opened his gift from the team and found Jadon’s own personalized baseball cards and a signed baseball.
AND THEN we came home to find a GIANT balloon bouquet on our front porch with the biggest 4 balloon we have ever seen.
WOW what a night – the perfect ending to an amazingly, awesome birthday celebration….4 year old style!