Happy Birthday : Part 2


I tried real hard to post “Part 2” of Rudy’s birthday last night before bed but, alas, I wasn’t successful!  I kept falling asleep as I waited for photos to download!  Ha Ha  A full day it was but we managed to squeeze in some celebrating of Rudy along the way and he certainly felt the love from family and friends both near and far!  For ten years, the Rescue Mission has held it’s annual Bayou benefit out at Dos Pueblos Ranch.  It’s always a memorable event, but it was especially so three years ago when Rudy arrived early.  As surreal as it might have felt to leave our newborn in the ICU at UCLA it was comforting to be among so many friends that have only become more dear to us through this journey.  So to have the event fall on Rudy’s birthday this time around made for a very special day.  Despite his apprehensions about crowds, Rudy did have fun going out to the Ranch to supervise the preparations.

The SBRM Auxiliary and their husbands took a break from setting up to sing "Happy Birthday" to Rudy! 🙂

All set and ready to go!

All dressed up for the Round Up at the Ranch!

I have no idea what we were laughing about but it sure looks like it was funny! 🙂 I love pictures of people laughing!!

Rudy was more than happy to stay home with the big sibs. Night nurse Evelyn came to relieve Wilson of "Rudy duty" to do his feed and evening meds and Rudy was very happy to see Nurse Evelyn on his birthday! 🙂

Yeeee Haaaaw! We bid and we won the teepee & cowboy accessories! We absolutely have no room for it (ha, ha, ha) but I don't care...it is too cute for words!

Rudy's checking out his boots...

The Geyling Siblings October 2008

Happy Birthday Rudy!!! October 1, 2011

In the midst of a non-stop day, there was one quiet moment at the start of the day that this mama will cherish always…normally Rolf does Rudy’s morning meds but  yesterday I got them ready.  I knelt down at Rudy’s crib to administer them through his g-tube and as my hands were busy with his g-tube extension, Rudy leaned over, gently kissed my upper arm and then looked up at me with the sweetest smile….capturing my heart yet again!   My whole day yesterday was filled with thoughts of the day Rudy was born and how we didn’t dare look beyond the day that was before us for so long…and now, here we are, three years later with a big boy who can bottom-scoot his way to anywhere he wants to go, can communicate his feelings and wants, is full of joy and not intimidated to share his happiness and love to just about anyone he comes in contact with!  His life is so rich…and so is ours.  Thank you for adding to the richness of our lives!


16 Responses to “Happy Birthday : Part 2”

  1. Pat Says:

    It is hard to believe that it has been THREE years since I became acquainted with your family! Prayers for all of you!

  2. Andrea Says:

    Happy Birthday Rudy! I am in tears reading this post.. I have followed along since Rudy was just a little guy and he is growing up so quickly! AMAZING Rudy.. he looks so great.. three is going to be a great year!!

  3. Bonnie Lisama Says:

    I love that you won the tent very cute and loads of fun to. Praying for another awesome Year to come for our dear little friend Rudy. HUgs & Kisses.

  4. Michele Says:

    Dang, I can never read these posts due to tears welling up in eyes!
    Rudy has seriously captured my heart, as have you my dear friend.
    What a journey! This morning Rudy looked like he partied pretty hard on his third B-day. I should hope so!
    Much love to you!

  5. Kaitlin Says:

    Happy B-day Rudy!!! You’ve come so far and still have much more to live! You’ve wiggled you’re wayinto everyone’s hearts.

  6. Jane and Joe Lynch Says:

    Happy 3rd birthday beautiful Rudy. WOW ,Are you loved-by everybody!!! Have a healthy, happy, fun year!! Love Jane and Joe xoxo

  7. Donna Woolard Says:

    Oh my, I too had tears as I read this post. Rudy and your family is loved by sooo many. I just loved the pictures and the big sibs are so adorable with Rudy. Your party looks beautiful and I know it was a success. Hugs….

  8. Grace and Marlin Says:

    Love the story of the kiss…..makes it all worth while…What a fun day!! Rudy is our favorite butt-scooting cowboy! A lasso full of love to all the Geyling family. (BTW…you gots to frame the mummy and daddy cowboy picture)

  9. Linda Hamilton Says:

    Happy Birthday, Rudy!
    that last picture speaks volumes….of love, and caring and fun and family….beautiful in every way!!

    hugs from here to all of you! Linda H

  10. Joyce Says:

    Such an excellent post and a joy to read and see all the wonderful photos. I could make comments on most evryone, suffice it to say they are Geyling-perfect. I am glad Rudy captured my heart and so blessed to have him in my life. Happy Birthday, again, Little Man. Look forward to your next visit to UCLA for check ups only!.

  11. Andrea Says:

    WE LOVE YOU RUDY!!! Happy Birthday big boy!
    Aunt Andi, Mayali, and Kyra

  12. Fran Says:

    Happy Third Birthday, sweet little Rudy!! It looks like you had a wonderful time celebrating your birthday in the typical Geyling fashion with much flair, pomp and circumstance. Wishing you many more happy birthdays to come throughout the years of your lifetime.

  13. Lisa Says:

    That little Rudy is such a LOVE! The last time I was over there getting to spend the evening with him, he leaned over and kissed my leg. Wow. He is so loving and sweet!

    I’m so thankful you’ve got that little of bundle of love in your family! Blessings to you all.

  14. Grandma Jo Says:

    For posterity, I want to be one of your “well-wishers” on this birthday blog. What a fantastic day! Love you MORE!

  15. Kelly Says:

    What a beautiful posting and what a beautiful family. Rudy seems to get taller and more handsome every time I see him. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

  16. Ann Says:

    Late happy birthday Rudy!!! Does it ever look like you had a GREAT day!
    I’m so thankful for all the good news, too…Happy for your parents! You all are sooooo blessed!!!

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