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.