Our Anniversary

9 years ago this month, I met this cute guy at a concert. The next day we went to the kite festival together with some friends and he asked for my number.

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2 years later we said “I do”.

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And the rest is history…

Happy 7th anniversary babe! And hears to many more to come! I love you!

-Lauren-

Firehouse Party!

Since Aedan is very into fire trucks and all things fireman related, we decided to have his 4th birthday party at the fire station. It was so much fun!!

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We started off with a tour of the station and midway through the firemen had to leave for a call!

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We headed back up to their day room and had pizza and cupcakes. Check out these cute ones made by Krystal. If you are local, you can find her info at facebook.com/WellYeahCakes. They were so cute and so delicious!

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The firemen got back and we got to head down to check out the trucks.

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Then all the kids got to take turns turning on the hose. Probably the best part! Oh and Aedan insisted on wearing his hat backwards the whole time! Ha!

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And because she is so cute and had a great time too…

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It was such a fun party. I am not sure how we will top it next year! On the way home Aedan just kept saying he had so much fun over and over!

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-Lauren-

I have to give a huge thanks to my parents and in-laws! I had zero time to take pictures so these are all thanks to my mom! My dad picked up all the pizza and my in-laws were a huge cleaning up the place!

And of course a huge thank you to the 3 firemen that graciously entertained our group during their down time on a busy rainy morning! I think everyone had a great time!!

4 Years Old!

Today is Aedan’s 4th birthday! In some ways I feel like I have known him forever and it some ways I feel like it was just yesterday that he was a little baby. Where did the time go!

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Aedan, here is what you have been up to lately…

  • You go to bed around 8:15/8:30 (although you still stay up talking to yourself for awhile after that). You wake up around 7:30 most mornings and you still nap from 1:30-3:30/4 everyday. I am wondering if you will still be napping when you start kindergarten!
  • You still love milk, although you don’t drink as much as you used to. Sometimes you eat well and other days you eat nothing. You love everything sweet. You tell me all  the time that fruit snacks are your favorite. You definitely have my sweet tooth!
  • You have the biggest imagination! We have a million toys but you are always finding something random and pretending it is a laser or a walky-talky or anything else.
  • You love to just stay home and play. You have gotten into Legos which is so fun!
  • You go to school three mornings a week now and while you still hang your head out the door and call after me when I leave, I am happy to say you haven’t cried at drop off once this year.
  • You still love to rough house with daddy and run around with Hiro.
  • You are really good with Adelaide. Now that she is into everything, you do a pretty good job of sharing your toys and you always watch out for her. I here you telling her to watch her fingers when you close the back door. You guys also love to play together in the bathtub. Unfortunately this usually results in lots of water on the floor.
  • You still talk all the time. Daddy and I can’t have a conversation without you trying to jump in. Usually you will say “excuse me” and when we pause you will just throw out some random story or bit of information just so you can be the one talking.
  • You still prefer to hang out in your shirt and underwear. As soon as we get home, you take off your shoes, socks and pants!
  • You are still pretty dramatic. You and Adelaide play sword fight. She loves when you immediately fall to the floor dramatically when she barely touches you with her “sword”.

 

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Aedan, you have grown up so much this year! I just love watching you grow into your own person. You are all boy most of the time, but you have a big heart and are sweet and kind at the same time! You are such a blessing to our family and I can’t imagine life without you. We love you so much! Happy Birthday!! – love, mommy.