Thursday, May 2, 2013

Happy Helicopter Day

Logan's birthday was Tuesday.  Everyone except Laura has had their birthday since he came home so he had a general idea of what it was all about.  Actually the last few cousin birthday parties we attended he was mad he didn't get presents.  A few weeks before his birthday he caught on to askng for what he wanted.  His list consisted of 3 things:  A remote control boat to drive in the pool, a new helicopter and a car he could drive.  He said repeated "Happy Helicopter Day - Di (give) me boat"  (He was not being bossy he just has severe speech issues and that was all the words he could string together)

He LOVED his birthday!! We celebrated with my family and Grandpa Vilardo on Sunday.  He received 2 helicopters, two remote control cars and some pool stuff.  He was thrilled.  The three big boxes of presents from us were left in the living room for him to open on his actual day. 

On his actual birthday the boy showed incredible patience as we would not let him open his presents until the whole family was together.  So finally around 7pm he got to open the presents.  He was happy but not as happy as he was yesterday when he actually got to play with all three of them (all the batteries needed to charge)

Yesterday after work we took the boat down to use it in the pool.  Mak and Mamma J were here and got to see how much fun it is when he is excited. 


Walking is coming along slowly.  We are at a point where if I push the walker he can walk at a fairly normal pace.  If he pushes the walke it is still super slow.  We have ordered a new walker for him so hopefully that will help.  He is enjoying the freedom that legs give.  He left church before we did because someone opened the door for him.  He loves that he can walk up tot the water fountain and get a drink or play in the water at the kitchen sink.




  1. Hello Julie,
    I accidentally posted a comment to the wrong blog entry of yours.
    I was meaning to post on this one!
    I am so humbled and blessed to stumble upon your blog.
    I first saw your son, Logan, in a BBC documentary on the forgotten children of the Ukraine while he was in an institution. My heart broke with despair for these precious children, as the Lord continued to grow in my heart a compassion for them.
    However, I also came across a Reece's Rainbow page dedicated to showing the children who were adopted by their "forever families" through them. It was there that I came across a picture of your son.
    I could not believe my eyes. He was the same little boy from the documentary I had watched a day earlier.
    I immediately clicked on the link to your blog and was in tears as I scrolled through the pictures. I felt so overwhelmed with joy that I could "witness" this beautiful redemption story of Logan.
    I just wanted to thank you for taking him into your arms and your family, and giving him the opportunity to be loved and nurtured. He shines God's glory so brightly.

  2. I hope Logan is having a blast this summer. Best wishes to your family.