He wanted donuts instead of a birthday cake. So, I took James and Cade to pick out donuts at Jerry’s (best in town if you are wondering) – told them they could pick out whatever they wanted. Two dozen donuts later, we found ourselves back home, armed with coffee and chocolate milk and ready to get the party started. At 9am, mind you.
He has a thing about not smiling anymore. It drives me insane.
Which is why he has a thing about not smiling anymore.
(Nothing short of yummy with those freckles of his. I take back my name calling.)
What he DOES have is a thing for is music.
So Aunt Linz & Co. thought he needed a journal and special pens to write songs.
And Mimi & Papa thought he needed to look the part.
And why we thought he might like an iPod Touch.
Sort of an understatement. He flipped out.
I love a good surprise!
Grandma & Grandpa made it back from AZ just in time to celebrate with us.
What I don’t want to forget when I’m old and he asks for details:
Flags and Wheels for racing and laser tag.
First sleepover with James – complete with a Survival Kit (new movies and snacks and sleeping bags and permission to lock the girls out of his room … and no bedtime.)
Dad reminding me of the day he was born:
Would allow anyone to touch Caeden without sanitizing themselves (multiple times).
I guess Dad thought I was over the top? Is there a 1st time mom who isn’t?
Now there are three kiddos running around the house and I feel lucky when I remember to sanitize myself after they have licked me, wiped their nose on me, kissed me after consuming something off the floor.
Oh what a difference eight years can make.
We love you Caeden Koop.
You make us proud every. single. day.