Monday, January 17, 2011

Not my little man any more!

Well, it's happening. Caden is growing up. How dare he?! He just celebrated his 4th birthday on Saturday. He's been so excited for his birthday and would ask every day if it was his birthday yet. I wanted to make it a special day so I asked him this night before what he wanted to do the next day. His list went like this:
-play boxing on the wii with daddy. Check. Although, he lost to grandma first and was quite upset by this fact. I will also attribute this to the fact that he was soooooo tired.
-make his birthday cake. Sort of check. I went to make it but he was doing something else on his list and he decided he didn't want to help. But he ate it, and I guess that was the important part.
-Watch Dr. Seuss. Check. Dan rented this movie from Red Box. I'm not sure how many times they watched it, but they started it at least three times.
-Eat at Pirate Island Pizza. Check. We did and the kids had fun, but I'm not sure I'll be going back. We waited FOREVER for our food and they didn't bring everything they were supposed to until we reminded them and then had to wait forever again, and my glass was dirty (and I'm not a picky person, but this was gross).

So, it doesn't sound like much to me, but that is what Caden wanted to do, so that's what we did. He also wanted Mac and Cheese for dinner. Everyone else had hamburgers. I think he wanted to go here because of Kember. She went to a birthday party here and enjoyed it. When we walked in it was pretty dark and he was scared for a little bit, but soon had a lot of fun. He was thrilled to be able to wear the green jogging suit from Grandma and Grandpa J. He really enjoyed it when Grandma took him around to play the games and he got to pick some candy for his prizes.We didn't have much of a "party" because he's having a friend party on Saturday (if you are reading this and you live close by, and you have a child around Caden's age...consider yourself invited. I'm trying to get the invites out, but my printer is jammed and I'm having issues), and because the present that we got for him still isn't here yet. I ordered it online and thought for sure it would be here, but nope...we're still waiting. He's okay with it though, and didn't ask at all to open anything. Kember did. She wanted to know what we were waiting for. For his cake he wanted a volcano cake. If you've read my blog for a while you know I enjoy (mostly) making a fun cake for the kids. I didn't think this one was going to be so hard, and I already had a pattern...didn't even have to search it out on the internet. Well, lets just say that it flopped, and it flopped hard. So no picture, no documentation. It's better this way....trust me. I didn't even finish it it was so bad. But everyone still ate it. I'll try again for his party on Saturday, and maybe I'll post a picture if it turns out any better (which shouldn't be hard because it didn't turn out at all). So, I asked him if he had a good day and he said he did. He was happy that Grandma and Grandpa Johnson came down to visit him.
I had a whole long list I was going to write about Caden, but sitting here I think all of his best qualities can be best summed up by saying that he's a sweetheart. Caden is the person I go to when I need a hug. He's the first to comfort me if I'm sad, or if I'm upset. I've never met anyone so tenderhearted. He just wants to help and be loved. And I couldn't ask for anything more. I love you buddy! I hope you have a great 4th year.

6 comments:

Rorie said...

Happy birthday Caden! My kids are soooo excited to be there on Saturday for his birthday. :)

I just found out about that Pirate Pizza place, so we'll have to try it out. I've heard one good review, one bad, so we'll see how it goes.

Tarah said...

Rorie,
We've been to Pirate Island Pizza before, and we really enjoyed it. My recommendation...don't go on a Saturday afternoon when they are uber busy with a million birthday parties (I know...obvious right?)

Loni said...

I think Caden got that tenderhearted trait from you.

He sounded super excited when we spoke on the phone. Thanks for making his day special.

Andrea said...

So cute. Looking forward to seeing your cake.

michelle said...

Glad he had a good birthday. Chelsea was also very excited when she turned 4...must be a birthday not to miss:)

Ma & Pa J. said...

Great times!!! Thanks for letting us share in his special day.