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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Happy 8th birthday Hunter!

Hunter turned 8 years old today.  He woke up so excited this morning about his project plans for the day and was downstairs before 7:00.  He started off with a simple wiring project (parallel circuit with LED lights) to solder.  He has been obsessing about soldering lately.

We had Hunter's birthday cake last night, because we thought that we would be at Tabby's cross country meet this evening.  But ... she got her stomach sickness last night and has been home sick all day.  (She has her GI doctor's appointment tomorrow.)

For months Hunter has talked about a special birthday cake he wanted this year.  He has an electrical wiring book that had an article and photo about an automatic floor warming system.  Hunter drew a picture of his cake design and told me what to get for each part.  Solomon and I baked his cake, and then he decorated it himself once it cooled.

The cake represents a cement board under layer.  The white frosting is the paste over cement.  And the blue lines are the heating element:

The chocolate bars were added to represent thin set mortar:

The blue icing in the corner is the electrical box and sensor:

Happy birthday Hunter!

Can you tell Solomon enjoyed the cake?  He burst out, "Oh!  This cake is too good for me!"

Solomon has already planned out his birthday cake.  It's coming!  One week from today my "rainbow baby" will be 4 years old.  He likes when I am praying with him and I say "Thank you God for my rainbow boy."  This morning he surprised me with a big hug and said, "I love you!  You're my best rainbow girl!"  That was so perfect - I really needed that.  :)

For his birthday present, Hunter got to order some things from his favorite catalog:  All Electronics.  He wanted a new solder iron (he wore out the one he was given earlier this year), a motor, some LED lights, mini speakers, and something else I don't remember.

He's already told me he needs a cordless screwdriver for Christmas  ....


  1. this has been a nice visit. many happy faces and interesting ideas. So this is a new kind of "hot cakes" Frank Hunter. I love you mj

  2. Wow! He wore out his soldering iron already?! ha! :)