Happy birthday Aiden. FIVE.

March 20, 2014



Test Drive by John Powell on Grooveshark
(Aiden's very favorite song)

Every year when I do their birthday posts I get so emotional. Looking back through photos, laughing and crying through the memories. Where does the time go? I try with all my might to embrace and capture and cherish every moment, yet I still feel like they are rapidly slipping through my fingertips. Aiden's actual birthday is Saturday but I wanted to go ahead and post this for him. 

Five. sigh. Five years ago I met you for the first time and my heart has never been the same. I knew I would love being a mom, but I had no idea how much. I had no idea my heart was capable of loving the way it does now. I didn't realize the intensity of it all. You have changed me, helped me and rocked my world in the best way possible. I think about the years from now when you won't need me the same way and my heart just aches. If I could just bottle up this season, the tone of your voice, the precious things you say and keep them forever and always. Today is everything. The now. The years I always dreamed of. 

Aiden your spirit is amazing. Your creativity, your sensitivity. I can't wait to see where your life leads. I can't wait to see the man you will become. 

There aren't the words. 

As long as I can remember I have wanted to be a mom. And on March 22 that dream came true for the first time. I love you with all my heart & soul sweet boy. Thank you for being more than a dream come true. 

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40 comments:

  1. i can hardly take all the love. being a mama to a little dude is an incredible treasure that i didn't expect to be so amazing. XOXOXO

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    1. aww friend!!!! i couldnt agree more!!!! love you!!!

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  2. He is handsome! Happy Birthday Aiden!

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  3. I love that song. Happy birthday Aiden! I love that picture of him holding a blanket? He's got crazy bedhead and a binkie in his mouth. haha. Love it.

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    1. awww his "two ba"!!! that was his blanket forever... was so sad when he stopped wanting it :(!!

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  4. Isn't it just amazing how our littles become not-so-littles?! It's the most wonderful moment in a mama's life! HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOT-SO-LIL BOY:)

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    1. awww i know!!!! going to make me tear up!!

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  5. Beautiful beautiful pictures. I can't wait to experience this kind of love. Thank you for sharing! Happy Birthday Aiden! :)

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  6. so wonderful! these pictures are just great! happy birthday!

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  7. All of the pictures are perfect. He's so special and blessed to have a Mama that loves him like you do!

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  8. So incredibly sweet!! As always, I LOVE all of these precious memories you've captured!! 5 is such a great age!! Happy Birthday to handsome Aiden!! :)

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  9. Happy birthday, he is so handsome!!!

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  10. love the way you love him, casey.

    happy birthday to aiden!

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    1. i love you sweet friend, i know you know how it feels :)

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  11. These photos, these stories, these visuals of your sweet darling happy boy I believe to be a huge testament to the loving household that he was raised in these past 5 years! The photos simply drip with love and admiration and you are a fantastic role model to us who still have that dream of someday becoming a mother. Thank you for sharing and I hope you 5 have a WONDERFUL Saturday celebrating all 5 wonderful years with Aiden!

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  12. happy happy 5th birthday to aiden!!!!! gosh time flies!!! your family is SO SO SO beautiful, and yall make me so happy. inspirational mama, you!!!! xoxoxoxo

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  13. Such sweet photos and memories! Hope he has a great day

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  14. Happy Birthday Aiden! Today is my 33rd birthday and my Mom says she can still remember all the moments like it was yesterday :) To Moms who make our birthdays feel the special way they should, cheers!

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  15. awwww Happy Birthday, Aiden!!!!!!!! :) (Casey- I think he looks so much like you!)

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  16. happy birthday little man!!!!!
    he is such a cutie! big eyes and big lips and big heart!!!

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  17. This is a truly beautiful tribute to your boy! Your love and celebration and attention to detail are awe inspiring! What a wonderful mama you are! x

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  18. What a truly beautiful tribute to your boy! Your love and celebration and attention to detail are awe inspiring! What a wonderful mama you are! x

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  19. awwwww happy happy happy happy birthday to your sweet boy!

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  20. My baby boy turned 14 on March 7th and I am just in awe with how fast it all went. I am now 29 weeks pregnant with my 2nd boy (4th child) and just clinging to every moment because I know it will he will be here before i know it and the race will begin ... the race to squeeze everything possible out of the precious years they are in our home ... oh, how I love being a mom too!

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  21. 1. Your kids are gorgeous
    2. How do you display your photos and 3. How do u store them/ keep organized??

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    1. you are so so sweet!!!! I keep them all by folder/date on a hard drive!!! and I display them in frames or printed and strung up with clothespins!!

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  22. You are such a wonderful mama. And, as a mama of the two year old boy myself, I feel every word you write about your kids - worries, concerns, incredible happiness, all things. When I became a mama, I became so strong and so weak at the same time. Every time I look at my boy, I feel my heart will just burst into million pieces because of how much I love him...

    All the best!

    p.s. Please don't mind my English, I'm not a native speaker

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  23. You are such a pretty family. I really love your pics <3

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  24. You have such a beautiful family! Amazing pictures! <3

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