Monday, January 10, 2011

Aiden's 4th Birthday

I never intended to just skip over Christmas in my blog posts but that is what has seemed to happen. One day I will get around to the Christmas pics, but not today because today is all about Aiden! My cute little boy turned 4 years old last Friday. Hard for me to believe he is already 4. After he turned 3 he immediately started looking forward to his 4th birthday. And now that he's 4 he is already talking about next year when he turns 5. My little guy just loves his birthday (I think he gets that from me) so I tried to make it as special for him as possible. The hard part was that its hard for a 4 year old to grasp that your birthday is on a Friday but your party is not til Saturday when everyone is off work. That was a tough one to explain. His big day arrived and we didn't have much planned because I was busy getting the house clean for the 30 people coming on Saturday. But with a quick and secret phone call to my mom we improvised. She met us in a little town about 15 minutes south of our farm at McDonald's and we had a "surprise" birthday lunch with mamaw! That was a big blessing. Aiden loved it. Mom brought balloons and cookies (complete with a lighter a #4 candle so we could even sing to him). And she gave him 3 of his birthday presents early. Thank you mom! Then I let him help me decorate his birthday cupcakes after his "quiet time" Friday. (Quiet time is now in place of nap time because he doesn't always need a nap. But everyday I get an hour to myself while he either sleeps or plays with a basket of toys on the guest bed) And when Kreg got home that evening we took Aiden out for ice cream. At the end of the day he told me he had 3 birthday parties and his big one was still to come! I was soo soo glad he felt that way. And his big birthday party on Saturday went great. He had his cousins there and lots of wonderful family. His big gift from us was a new bike but he's going to have to wait a bit before riding it with snow on the way.
So here are a few pics...
The improvised special McDonald's birthday lunch:

Cupcake making (or eating as Makayla thought):

And the Big Saturday Birthday Bash:

And this is what happens when I ask my hilarious brother to take some pictures at the party for me:


The Kelly's said...

I can't believe he's 4!!! Time flies by way too fast. And I love the pics of Mark. He reminds me of my own brother!

Andy and Cari said...

So just one question... was Mark there?

Monica said...

So adorable, Stacey!! Thanks for sharing. I feel like I was there, right next to Mark, the whole time. ;) Aiden is such a sweet little boy! Hopefully we will be able to celebrate his 5th with you guys next year! :)