Saturday, April 25, 2009

Aiden is 5

Here is Aiden today, all geared up and ready to try out his new skate board. How do they go from cute and cuddly to tough and resilient? Aiden has always amazed us with his strength. He never lets anything get in his way. He is one of the toughest kids I know. He'll hurt himself, but as long as its not bleeding, its all good. And he'll just keep on playing.

We started out today by eating homemade waffles. That was Aiden's request for his Birthday breakfast. Then we got ready for his party. It was originally supposed to be at a park. But with the crappy weather, we moved it to our house. The kids (which by the way there were 14!) started by eating pizza, playing pin the tail on the donkey, then hitting a pinata. Next came presents, then cake n ice cream. It was a very busy day, but Aiden had a blast all day long. Then after everyone had left and he and Daddy played with all his toys, we went to Chili's for dinner. Yummy!

I have had a really hard time this week, thinking that he was going to turn 5. To me it is a big step in childhood. Soon he will start Kindergarten and have this whole life separate from me. And it scares me. But obviously there is not much I can do about, so I'll get over it. I hope.

Happy Birthday Buddy! We love you!
And because of his 5th Birthday, I wanted to write 5 reasons why we love Aiden. Even though there are many, many more.
1. He is intelligent
2. He can always make us laugh
3. His smile can brighten any day
4. He is just like me (Andrea), it's scary but cool
5. He is his dad's best friend

Here he is the day of his birth. April 25, 2004.


Marly said...

Its pretty crazy to see them grow up so fast. Luckily my older one still likes me and tells me things and he is in first grade. I'm not sure how long it will last, but here's hoping a few more years.

Pam Emmons said...

It is scary how fast they grow up. It's hard to send them to school, but they have so much fun.