Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Since it was not enough to celebrate Ron's graduation from medical school & Aidan's dedication, we decided to have a birthday party on top of everything! We knew we would be in the moving process during Aidan's actual birthday and had no idea where we would be or what we would be doing. We also knew our family was with us and there is no better time to party! So, this year we themed it Thomas the Train. Aidan LOVES trains...I cannot emphasis enough just how much he loves trains! So, we blue cupcakes with Thomas cupcake holders & candy toppers. We had lots of fun train toys to give him (and so did everyone else). He received a Thomas tent from Ron and I. He made everyone sit inside it and read books with him (boy was it hot inside)! While opening his presents, he would yell the entire time he was ripping the paper. Hilarious I tell you! Of course (and as usual) he made out like a bandit!!
Since all our families were already in the area, we decided to dedicate Aidan the day after graduation. Usually you dedicate a baby, but I was so sick after Aidan's birth that we decided to hold off. For those of you unfamiliar with baby dedications, here is a link that explains it: bible.org/article/baby-dedication. Usually you hold the baby/child so you can lay hands on them during the prayer, but my high energy toddler was having none of that, so he ran around the room the entire time! Made it memorable! Both of my parents, my mother-in-law and Ron's aunt and uncle were all present for this very special day! What a blessing to have so much family to help us celebrate!