Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sheridan's 2nd BDay Party

I love this photo.  John Michael's buddy, Sheridan, celebrated his 2nd birthday at his home last Saturday.  It's such a joy to see these two together.  When they first met, John Michael used to make Sheridan cry.  It didn't take much.  Maybe it was the age/height difference at the time.  We don't really know.  But today, they're on a more even playing field with both of them motoring around on two feet and playing nicely together.

Sheridan is one amazing little guy.  It's hard to believe he just had open heart surgery a couple months ago!  Such a healthy boy and fast healer.
It's funny, but John Michael is sometimes left-handed/footed and sometimes right-handed/footed.  I've seen him do both with ease, but more often he uses the right side.  Interesting...

John Michael loved all the different play stations that Sheridan's mom, Lisa, set up in the backyard.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a photo, but John Michael had brown paint on his shirt, shorts, and two stripes on his right cheek resembling war paint.

Another fun station.  Water play with floating wine corks.  Hmmm, I wonder how many bottles of wine Lisa and Gary had to drink just to have enough supplies (corks) for this one?  LOL!

The afternoon wrapped up with music from Music to Grow On, the music therapy group many of us use.  John Michael LOVES his therapist and is super active in his private, weekly lessons.  But in a group setting, this is typical... he stands in the back and just watches.  Sheridan and some other friends were all over it.  I love seeing Sheridan standing and walking. 

Other stations included sand, dough, colorful plastic balls, and a blanket for pre-walkers.  But my favorite of all was where you could make hand or foot prints of your little one.   On the left, are Luke's footprints and on the right, John Michael's multi-colored hand prints.  Isn't that too cute?!?!

The cake was also amazing!  It was based on The Itsy Bitsy Spider.  You can check it out at Lisa's blog.

But the most touching part of the day was that Sheridan's dad, Gary, was in the hospital and Lisa still pulled off an amazing party.  If you're the praying type, please pray for Sheridan's dad for a speedy recovery!
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  1. Looks like an amazing party! Sheridan does look great so soon after his surgery. And John Michael is very talented painting with both hands!

  2. Now THAT is a party. :0) Love those handsome boys...

  3. What an awesome party! Looks like fun was had by all!

  4. WHAT A FUN PARTY!! I love the photo of John Michael standing back observing the music- that is precious:)

  5. What a great party! I hope you framed the hand print picture. I love it!