Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Aidan!


Six Months

One Year

Two Years

He climbed in bed with us this AM, and when I said, "Happy Birthday", he said, "I am 3? I suck my thumb no more." We had been telling that for the past few months, that 3 year olds try not to suck their thumbs, but we couldn't believe how well he remembered. A little bit of me thought, "really, is this it? can it be this easy?" Nah, before church even he had a little meltdown when he reached for his blankie, stuck his thumb in his mouth, looked confused, and said, "but I still want to suck my thumb." So well see. We've decided not to push it, just to gently discourage it, but who knows.

Weston and I took him out to lunch today while a sitter stayed with the other kids. We had such a neat time with just him and are so thankful for this birthday tradition. He even charmed a nearby table of older ladies and they gave him all their pocket change for a 'birthday treat'.

Tonight, after presents and train cookies, he said sadly, "but I want my birthday to start all over again tomorrow." Sharp kid, eh?

He's now upstairs falling asleep in new Thomas sheets, with a Thomas blanket and pillowcase, listening to a new Thomas read aloud on a cd. Yikes, what kind of infatuation did we help foster?

Anyway, happy birthday Aidan. We love you so much, and are so thankful God chose to bless our family with YOU!


carly said...

what a fun birthday tradition. have you guys always done that with caleb too? we might have to start doing that...:)

Susanna said...

Too cute. I like your lunch birthday tradition. What a neat way to make a little guy feel special. You are a fantastic mommy.