We took cupcakes into both his regular and special education classrooms on his birthday to celebrate with all his people at school. His teacher sent me the cutest video of his classmates serenading him that day. We had a dinner of quesadillas and tortilla chips, his favorite, at home, went to the park for play, and of course ended the day with a cupcake.
In the last year, he's changed quite a bit. He has given up a lot of things that most people would consider "babyish". It took him a bit longer to do this simply because while he might chronologically be 7, he isn't cognitively 7. He is more like a 5 year old, so he still loves trains while a lot of his friends at school have moved on from that. He has moved away from Sesame Street and is very much into super heroes like Batman. This is something he picked up from his classmates, which is another reason why I like that he spends a majority of his day in the regular education classroom--he learns what things his friends are enjoying.
I fell in love with this baby who has transformed himself into a boy. I am proud of who he is becoming. It's an absolute pleasure and honor to be his mama.