May 20, 2013

happy fourth birthday.


Oh, Cayden... Today you turn four. Four years old! It's gone so quickly and so slowly all at once. I can remember the day you were born like it was yesterday. But when I actually think back to that day, it seems like ages ago. Your daddy and I were so excited to meet you and to become a little family of three. And you've been such a blessing to us that I don't even think I could put into words how we feel about you.

A lot has changed in these four years. You've celebrated many holidays. You've even moved houses. And you became a big brother. A wonderful big brother.

You are full of energy. And a little bit of sass. Ok, maybe a lot of sass. The only time you sit still is to sleep. And maybe to watch a movie. You're curious. And loud. And full of the best laughter. You are fearless. Until it comes to bugs. And then, you kind of scream like a little girl. But that's ok! At the moment, your biggest fear is monsters in your room at night. But you're learning to trust in God and say a prayer for him to take the scary thoughts away. You're relentless when it comes to asking questions. And I wish I could say that's a trait that's completely your own, but I have to let you know that your mama is a curious one and perhaps asks too many questions too. You've decided that you want to grow your hair out. It may be hot this summer, but hey, if that's what you want to do, we'll give it a go.

We'll celebrate with a birthday party in a couple of weeks. But tonight? Tonight you've requested corn dogs and ice cream (thank you Dairy Queen for providing both in one place!). We'll go sit outside and enjoy our dinner. And there might even be a couple of presents waiting for you too.

Happy birthday big boy! We love you...

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