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Day 12 of “AAsher’s 12 days of birthday gifts”!!! The final day of our journey and AASHER’S 4TH BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!
Today, AAsher donated his hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. They make wigs for women who have lost their hair from cancer treatments. What a bittersweet ending to such an incredible 12 days!! Sooo many times throughout the year people would make comments about AAsher’s hair and ask ”why”, well now you know. Even though there was a “reason” for AAsher’s hair to be long, people shouldn’t be judged or made fun of if they want to have long hair! Boy or girl, it shouldn’t matter
NaNa went with us today to help AAsher sit in the chair. The lady measured out 8″ and there it went!! It was soooo FAST!!!! She showed AAsher the ponytail and he put it to his head trying to put it back on. LOL
What an awesome, successful day 12!!
Now it’s on to birthday photo shoot in his new birthday outfit and then out to dinner when everyone gets home!
Thank you sooooo much for following AAsher’s journey this year. I’m already making notes for next year!!!
Kerri AKA “AAsher’s mommy”
Day 11 of “AAsher’s 12 days of birthday gifts”!!
Today we went to MD Anderson Cancer Center! To keep from getting into trouble by taking pictures INSIDE the hospital, we decided to hang out outside and let AAsher pick his gift recipients. He had his
wagon full of BRIGHT colored flowers. I knew he was going to find more than 3 people he wanted to give to, so I had 12 flowers ready for him I didn’t realize until we got there that there is also MD Anderson Children’s Hospital at that facility too!! (next year we will be prepared for KIDS!!!)
There were SOOOOO many people going in and out and I think he was a bit overwhelmed at first. He walked back and forth and back and forth in front of the hospital before he picked his first receiver. His
first pick was a mother and her son that we coming out of the hospital. The boy was around 12 years old and AAsher loved his bald head His mom was very grateful for the gifts (they got two flowers) and she told AAsher that he must have known that she was having a “not so great day”! (I won’t be posting any pictures of the children here, but they will be included in AAsher’s album that I have printed.)
His next receiver was an elderly man that was sitting with his wife. The man got the card and a tiny flower and the lady got the bigger flower. AAsher is so smart They both wished him a very happy birthday! He loves when people say happy birthday!! He claps every time like it’s a party!! LOL
His next receiver was a sweet older man wearing a surgical mask and AAsher must have known that he really needed a pick me up today, because he made “8″ trips back and forth to his wagon for flowers for
him!!! The man asked him if he was sure he wanted to give him ALL of his flowers and AAsher signed “YES” to him and then blew him kisses I hope his day was just a little bit brighter if even only for a minute…….
It was so cute to watch all of the people that were sitting on the benches watching, because as AAsher would walk back and forth, they had looks of “will he pick me next” on their faces. It was like they were waiting to win the “AAsher-flower-lottery”. LOL
When his wagon was empty and we were leaving, everyone that had been watching was telling him Happy Birthday AAsher and clapping for him :))) He was a little superstar!
There is sooo much that I could say about stinking cancer, but I wouldn’t be saying anything that most everyone in the world, that has been changed by it at sometime, wouldn’t have already said……. I sure hope that there’s a cure soon!!
Day 11 was a success!!
Only one more day of this 12 days of gifts year…….. our little guy will be 4 years old tomorrow and he will have a BIG gift day tomorrow!!
Thank you everyone who has been following and sharing his journey this year! We appreciate every single one of you and I will be printing all of your comments to go along with the pictures for AAsher’s
Kerri AKA “AAsher’s mommy”
Day 10 of “AAsher’s 12 days of birthday gifts”!!! I can’t believe there’s only 2 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!
Day 10 is all about showing AAsher’s “grand-parents” how much he appreciates and loves them!!
Our first stop was at AAsher’s Great-Aunt Kathy’s house! Aunt Kathy is more like another grandmother to AAsher than an aunt! She spoils him to no end!!!! She calls him her little “cuddle bear” and whatever he does (good or bad), it’s okay with her. lol We don’t get to see her as often as we would like, so it was so much fun to be able to surprise her with flowers today! When we got to her house, she wasn’t there!!! So, we had to call around and try to find her without her knowing what we were doing! Just when we were about to give up, we heard she was coming down the road, so we jumped back in the truck and hid around the corner until she pulled into the driveway. We hurried back and AAsher surprised her like Publisher’s Clearinghouse! She was so excited!! He gave her big hugs and kisses and of course SHE gave HIM a gift to take home. (spoiled kid) Thank you Aunt Kathy, we love you!!
Our next stop was NaNa’s house!!! She had no clue that we were surprising HER too!!! The look on her face was priceless when she opened the door and saw AAsher standing there! She had been so excited all year about AAsher’s 12 days of gifts and she shares every day! SURPRISE NANA, YOU WERE DAY 10!!! AAsher’s NaNa is the BEST!!!! She was spoiling him rotten long before he was even born! The day we found out that we were pregnant, she went out and bought a bunch of girl outfits and a bunch of boy outfits. lol She has always gone over and beyond to make sure that he has everything that he’s needed and has been a huge supporter for Down syndrome and all of the fundraisers and functions that we have. Thank you NaNa! We love you to infinity and beyond! You are the best!!
Our next stop (well after dark), is not a blood relative, but she has grown a part of our family in our hearts. When we got to her son’s house where she’s been staying after her surgery, she had already left to go get something for dinner, but we left the card and flowers for her for when she returned. She sent me the sweetest message when she got them I’m going to have to take AAsher down there for a few pictures with her in the daylight!! But for now, I borrowed a picture of her from her Fb page
Ms. Payne was our neighbor at the last house we lived in and she adopted my kids as her grandchildren. Especially Wayllon and AAsher (since they were home the most). From the first time she came to introduce herself to us, we have loved her! From all the gifts of love and cookies & taking kids to Wal-Mart for toys and her unstoppable support for everything that the kids are involved in, she couldn’t be any more a part of our family! We love you Ms. Payne!!!
Day 10 was a success!!
Sharing with your friends is encouraged!!! We want others to be inspired to do nice things for others!! It’s so much better to give!!
Kerri AKA “AAsher’s mommy”