Greetings from the evening of Joey’s 24th birthday.
The gang at his new group home made a card and all the residents and staff signed. They were all very smiley as they shared it with me when I picked Joey up to have dinner, gifts and an evening with mom and dad.
One of the staff also baked a cake which Joey devoured for lunch before we drove off. OK, I had a piece, too. Seemed the courteous thing to do, and you know that caregivers are all about modeling good social skills.
We took Joe out to a favorite place for the evening meal.
Back here at the house, mom offered him a couple of requested videos, but ONLY after he read “Happy 24th Birthday Joey” off the gift bag.
Here he is inspecting the gifts.
And here he is after much exhortation to let me get a pic. Smile not included.
Not sure he’s watched either movie just yet. He’s pacing around the house processing things, although he just said, “Coming soon to a theater near you.”
We went so far as to unlock the cabinet in which sits his VCR. We are so happy with his progress in this new year of life that we’re willing to let him go back to pushing rewind over and over and over and over and over and…
Well, for one night. It’s his birthday, after all.