Saturday, September 8, 2007

Better Late Than Never ( birthday theme cont.)

Six years ago precious Caiden was born and my friend Sarah became the first close friend I'd ever had to enter into motherhood.

The Birthday Boy

It would probably be an understatement to say that I was a little oblivious to the life change she was experiencing at that time. In my blissful ignorance, there may have been a time or two that I was a tad insensitive....perhaps when Bridget and I laughed until we cried when a 2-year-old Caiden flushed his head in the toilet at church.

Or the time Bridget and I took a girls' trip to Florida in the middle of Sarah's trying to adapt to life as a new mother, callously suggesting she should still come along and "just bring the baby with us." Sure no problem...I'm sure that would have been VERY relaxing for her and all. There were sacrifices she made along the way (such as driving 5 hours to my wedding with her 11 month old) that I just couldn't fully appreciate until having a child myself.

But, better late than never, right Sarah?

I am also banking on the "better late than never" theory with this post, considering Caiden's birthday was actually 2 weeks ago! However, I just now had a chance to download the pictures from his party at the park and I felt it would be worth the wait to expose Grayson for the cupcake thief he really is:)

Top Pic: Remains of the cupcake destruction

Bottom Pic: Stealthy Grayson licking icing off the concrete

Being the first of the collective 6 children we all now have, Caiden marked the beginning of a whole new level of friendship for Bridget, Sarah, and me. And because Caiden has already taught Sarah so much as a mother and as a person, Bridget and I have benefited by just being her friend along the way. Not to mention the fact that Caiden is our collective "guinea pig" and he is adored by all the younger children, who are certain he is exactly what they want to grow up and become. And I am definitely OK with that. (Well, minus the whole flushing head incident:)

You will always hold such a special place in our hearts C-man. Happy LATE 6th birthday sweet Caiden!

Big brother rescuing Addi from eating rocks

Addi helping herself to Caiden's gifts

The boys playing in the water

The girls playing in the water


Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

How sweet is this! I'm laughing because it was Angela F. at church tonight who told me about this post!!

Thank you for this, and seeing the pictures makes me laugh at wacky Grayson all over again. What are we going to do with THAT child???

Love you!

Ann said...

thanks for the comment and prayers. next weekend i will look for you and Sarah. I wish my teenager could get hooked up, but he is involved in ice hockey and practices are every Wednesday night.

Kelly said...

How precious!

What fun to have great friends to share the joys of raising your kids together:-)

Ginger said...

I was just thinking to myself that I had recently seen a picture just like that one of him eating icing off the ground. When, duh, it dawned on me, I'd read her blog!