Paul, Kristen. Brayden, Kaiden, Akoy, Kove and Baby Lainie

Friday, August 22, 2008

Happy 29th Birthday To Me!!!

Okay I'm not really 29 (but I'm not going to remind anyone how old I really am) I wouldn't be writing anything about my own birthday but I had to thank everyone for making it a great day. I woke up to cute Kove and my hotty husband whispering "Happy Birthday," to me at 6:30 in the morning, as they snuck off to the babysitters and work, before I fell back to sleep. My cute little Kaiden woke me up at 7:03 with a tray of cereal and toast for my Birthday Breakfast. The night before, he was being all sneaky and said, "Mom do you eat breakfast before you go to work?"
When I told him I ate at work he said, "Well, if you WERE going to eat at home what time would that be and what would you want? I can make anything but pancakes-IF I was going to make something."
When I said "Wow you can even make french toast?" he replied "Yeah, I could. Well, maybe not"
I told him that I actually LOVED cereal and toast for breakfast, IF someone was going to make something for me. A little while later he said, "Mom do you think you could get me up at seven for something?"
I told him that I might sleep in for my birthday, just joking but I heard him ask Brayden if he could get him up. So at 7:03 Kaiden came sneaking into my room. Luckily I hear him and didnt make any fast moves because he tried setting the tray on my back as I slept. He said, "Happy Birthday! It only took me three minutes to make all this, I'm going back to bed," and he did. What great boys I have!
When I got to work Mindy and Letecia had decorated my office with a banner, balloons, presents and sparkly confetti. They had made me a cake (mmmm, thanks Letecia, it was sooo delicious) and made me wear a birthday tiara, sash and "kiss me, it's my birthday" button all day long. Sarah and Brooke brought me more presents and I got calls from my brothers and mom. Before noon, a dozen pinkish/red roses, a balloon and "boom boom" the monkey were delivered from Paul. My grandma even stopped by to wish my a happy birthday!

Later that night we went to Market Street Grill was my dad, sis, brother-in law and cute nieces and nephew. It was soooo good. On Saturday my mom, Mandi and I went up to Gardners Viallage and spent the day shopping. Oh I LOVE to shop it was a lot of fun. Thanks mom and Mandi!!

It turned out to be a really great birthday even though I was so dreading turning a year older. Thanks everyone for making it so great!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I can't believe that it is already another school year. I swear that it was just a few weeks ago that Kaiden was counting down the last days of school. Then just that fast, he was counting down to the first day of school. He has been soooo excited for 5th grade to start. Crazy, I know but I think I was that way too, when I was younger. I hope he keeps liking school even when it gets harder. This year he is Mr. Dickson's 5th/6th grade split. That means he is a little smarty-pants (He SO takes after me. Well, I guess not JUST me.) He was a little worried about missing recess with his friends in 5th grade so I thought he might want to switch to a different teacher. We made a deal that he would see how the first week of shool went and then make a decision. I was so relieved when he came home from school on Monday and was so excited about his first day of school and didn't want to change classes.