Happy fourth birthday Aiden!!
Happy happy birthday to my sweet boy, Aiden Joseph! You are the Aideiest of all of the Babiest! I cannot believe that you are 4 today! You were hands down the toughest little bugger to deliver but you haven't stopped making us smile and laugh since you joined our little family. You arrived on a very difficult day and you were the ray of sunshine that we so desperately needed. ( Aiden's arrival )
Your little voice makes me smile with its deep raspy tone. You have such a funny way of talking, very low and fast with a smirk. It cracks me up. Your soft blond hair, still reminscent of duck down, grows straight out from your head, earning you the nickname of "Fuzzhead." (You can thank your dad for that one.) Your big blue eyes are so clear and expressive. It is easy to see the pride that you feel when you master another "big boy" skill, like putting on your own socks (always inside out) and shoes (always on the wrong feet :) or making your bed all by yourself, or being a good boy in church. You waver between wanting to be big and independent and wanting to crawl up in my lap and be my little boy that just needs a snuggle. Ahhhh, the mysteries of being four! It is such a joy to be your mom. You are so funny with your little "You're it!" game. (You are still the master. ) You are such a watchful and protective big brother to Jonathan. You make sure that your little "Peezy" is safe and sound. You are always willing to share your toys and snacks with him. As you take care of him, you take care of me too. You always seem to know when I need an extra hug and kiss and are always willing to give it. You love to crawl up on your perch beside me on the chair during family prayers. You rest your head on my shoulder and I feel it get heavier and heavier until I hear your soft snoring. It is when you are in my arms as I carry you back to bed, that I am reminded that you are still my little baby boy. As hard as you are trying to grow up and away, you aren't there quite yet. And I am good with that.
Here are a few of my favorite pictures of Aiden, my funny, silly, little guy!
Here you are precious and new...
My big 23 inch boy...
Hey Mom, I have feet!!
The eyes...love them!
Eeeeew, sand is NOT for snacking...
Daddy and Aiden
At the beach...
I know that I have posted this a few times, but it is one of my favorites.
The sulky side of Aiden
The exploratory side
The silly side of my crazy boy.
The "no fear" side
Happy birthday Aiden. You are loved.