Thursday, September 24, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Aiden Sunshine!

September 24, 2005
(still my favorite family picture ever)

Aiden, you woke up today in complete awe that you were really 4 now. You said to me "Can you believe I'm 4 today?". No, my sweet baby, I cannot believe you are 4. Where did that time go? Where is my little baby?? There's something very bittersweet about seeing your youngest growing up. You know that you are going through all of these fun (and not so fun) stages for the last time. It makes my heart twinge. But I see the big boy you are becoming and I just smile. You want to be just like your big brothers. You want to do what other big boys do but at the same time, you want to be my baby when you need to be also. You have always had an attachment to my hair and when you are upset or needing any comfort, you cuddle up to me and rub my hair. You told me and Dad last night that when you turn 4, you can't play with mommy hair anymore. I couldn't believe you said that. You told me that again this morning. I guess we'll see if that really happens! :)

Happy Birthday Aiden. I hope you'll always be my baby.

7 comments:

Deb said...

Happy 4th Birthday Aiden! Hope you have a fun and exciting day! ;-)

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday Aiden! I can't believe how big you are now. I remember rocking you to sleep when I baby sat you and your brothers...now you are so grown up. I hope you have a great day!

Jeff said...

Happy Birthday buddy!

Beth said...

Happy Birthday big guy! Can't wait to celebrate tonight at your jungle party!

Aunt Cindy said...

What a great post Kelly...and so true that it even touches my heart having thought all those things with my own "baby" And yes, unless God somehow plays a big joke on you, Aiden will always be your 'baby' who you will want to grow up but a little part of you will hope it comes slower to him than Drew. So Happy Birthday Big Boy Aiden, and I know you will always have a special part of your mommy's heart. I bet she will even let you still play with her hair. =]

Grandma Paulette said...

Happy 4th plus 1 day birthday. The jungle party was fun-your cake so cute! Hope you enjoy being a Big 4 and all perks of being older.....

Dianna said...

Happy birthday Aiden*!*
Do you know how many times I think about you and just giggle (no matter where I am or what I'm doing?)? Just the THOUGHT of you tickles me! How can you just *BEING* make me so happy even though you are so far away?
Thanks for making me happy.
Thanks for being YOU*!*
xoxo
(those are hugs and SLOPPY kisses for your birthday! ;)