This past week Timothy turned 21! What an amazing journey it has been. I have talked loads about what a miracle it is to have him here with us, so I won't rehash it. But, we are so blessed to have him alive and well. Timothy wanted to have a party with his fencing friends. He decided on a medieval theme. I think he chose that theme so he could have lots of meat at the feast. LOL!
They started the party off with a fun game of Amtgard. Basically, (from my perspective) they chase each other around with padded foam sticks and hit each other. I am told there are all kinds of rules, levels, and a national organization but, this is what it looks like.
After Amtgard, everyone went on a neighborhood scavenger hunt. This was so much fun. We broke into teams and received our lists of things to look for and a map of how far we could go. I am so glad I came up with this idea because it fit the time perfectly. Everyone got a President's gold dollar for completing the mission.
On Timothy's actual birthday, we went on a long nature walk in a local state park. Timothy loves to be outside, and this was a perfect way to celebrate his big day. Even when he was an infant, the outdoors was a calming place to him.
Tom Sawyer is like his big brother in many ways. He also enjoys the great outdoors and has a birthday coming up at the end of April.
UPDATE ON BOOMER
Boomer is turning out to be a wonderful dog for Tim. Tim is growing by leaps and bounds with this new responsibility. Boomer is growing by leaps and bounds, too. In fact, we got a bit of a surprise at the vet's office. She said that he was a Labradane. You read that right. Boomer is a lab/Great Dane mix. I guess Tim got his big dog after all. On the bright side these dogs make great family dogs and he is a quick learner. He is doing very well in puppy kindergarten. He weighed 35 pounds at his vet appointment (that is a six pound gain in two weeks)!! However, he does have a lot to learn, as the photo below proves. What happens when the table is not completely cleared after dinner and the puppy is left unattended for five minutes?
Good thing I am an animal lover. LOL!