by Molly VandeWater
DSAWM intern and self-advocate Molly celebrated her 32nd birthday on July 21st. From blueberry picking with her CLS worker to enjoying a Frozen 2-themed cake with friends, Molly’s birthday was a fun-filled day!
I started my birthday by going out with my aid [Molly’s CLS worker] Jess. We did some blueberry picking, got ice cream, and she gave me my birthday gift and birthday card. We also had a birthday lunch picnic.
After I got done working with Jess, I came back home. My parents got me some birthday gifts to open. Then my Aunt Michele came over to my house and gave me a birthday gift and card. I totally loved that! We also had a glass of wine too. It was really nice of her to come to my house.
Later, I had some of my friends come over to my house for my birthday party. We watched some really good movies on Disney+ on my TV in the basement, then we went up to have our dinner. We had a hot dog bar. It was really good! We stayed upstairs in the living room and I opened all of my birthday gifts from all of my friends. It was really nice of them to come to my birthday party! They sang “Happy Birthday” to me and I blew out all of the candles on my Frozen 2 birthday cake. We had some ice cream too. I hugged all of my friends before they walked out to their cars to go back home.
After they left, I tie-dyed shirts and socks with my niece. It was my best birthday ever of my life!