Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Birthday and New Pics


On July 24th, Mason Probal celebrated his 2nd birthday. I can't believe my baby is 2. I had been dreading that day since we accepted his referral. I knew he wouln't be home by then, and I thought I was really going to be a wreck all day. It was tough, for sure. I thought about him all day, had really vivid dreams the night before about having him home, about having his shunt replaced, about a PT session. . . really vivid dreams.
It was very helpful to get information from Tami (our beloved social worker through Dillon) that the older kids' birthdays are recognized at the children's home. Plus, I worked a 12 hour shift that day and my lovely co-workers were fabulous. They tolerated having "The Story of India" on in the background all morning, we enjoyed Samosas for lunch, and was even given a little cake for the occassion. Love those folks. When I got home we sang Happy Birthday, had a piece of cake and the cupcakes that Aunt Dawn and Maddie made for the occassion, and went to bed. Not bad, overall. No major meltdown, and I don't even think I was insufferable to be around :)
Today we recieved the above great pics of our boy. I love how happy he looks, and I love the fact that he's standing even more! These pics were taken by a family who just picked up their little girl. We've kind of come full circle - when we were travelling to pick up Max Rup, we took pictures of their little girl! We remember her as the sleeping beauty - she didn't move the whole time we were there causing chaos :)
A couple of cute things:
* Max Rup has taken to calling me Mommy Poppins. I'm sure it's because I'm "practically perfect in every way" ;)
*He has also specified that he wants the RED Probal to come home - Mason is wearing a red shirt in Max's favorite pic of him :)

14 comments:

Julie & Patrick said...

Happy Birthday, Mason Probal!! He looks so incredibly happy. It just shows what a wonderful loving environment he is in while waiting for you.

Julie R

Amy said...

Beautiful boy! He looks so happy! I am glad you had a fun day of celebration :) Soon he will be in your arms :)

Our Family said...

HAPPY BIRHTDAY TO MASON!!:)
THE BIG 2! He has a wonderful smile and looks very happy. Sounds like u had a pretty good day afterall. I hope that sooner then u think,he is in your arms!! Hope u have a great week.Gidget:)

Kim said...

What a beautiful boy! I hope the day comes when you can bring him home and I hope that day comes quickly!

Candice said...

What awesome pictures! I do love his smile! I pray that you get to bring your little one home soon.

Candice

Candice said...

What awesome pictures! I do love his smile! I pray that you get to bring your little one home soon.

Candice

Candice said...

What awesome pictures! I do love his smile! I pray that you get to bring your little one home soon.

Candice

Candice said...

What awesome pictures! I do love his smile! I pray that you get to bring your little one home soon.

Candice

Pam said...

Oh Kristy. He is just so beautiful, and he looks like such a happy boy. I'm glad you fared easier than you thought on his birthday. I can't wait for you to be holding him in your arms. Big hugs to you!

Traci said...

He looks so good - what great pics! Praying he is home ASAP! - Traci

Anonymous said...

Labonte family!
What a sweet and precious boy! He looks so happy.Praying that things get going so that your sweet boy can come home.I also want to say"Happy Birthday Mason!" "Can't wait to see pics of you home with your forever family.
Leveta

Nic said...

his is adorable-- and that smile!! :)

Anonymous said...

HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY MASON PROBAL LABONTE!!!

I can't wait to hold you!

Kristy, he has my earlobes:)

Love, Nana

Peter and Nancy said...

I'm so glad that the day went better than you thought it might! It's always strange which emotions take you by surprise while you're waiting. What a gorgeous boy, Mommy Poppins! :o)
Happy Birthday, Mason Probal . . .
-- Nancy