Saturday, August 30, 2008

A Turns 9!

We threw a little surprise birthday party for Aidan this past Monday as it was his birthday. When we asked him what he wanted to do for a party this year he replied "I want to go to the WaterPark at West Ed (mall)." So we asked him "OK, who do you want to invite?" He said "no one, I want to go with just you and Wes." I asked him "do you want your brothers to come?" Aidan said "no, they will just cry the whole time..." So, Wes and I decided this might be a good opportunity for some one to one time with our oldest boy.
So, a few boys from the neighbour hood came over as well as Aidan's grandparents and the party goers yelled "surprise" and threw balloons down from the upstairs as he walked in. He had a huge smile on his face...about as full of expression as this boy shows!
You can tell I am not a boy because I have never shot my mouth full of whipped cream out of an aerosole spray can thingy...all the boys, including Addison thought this was pretty cool. Guess who showed it to them? You guessed it, first a demonstration by my husband himself! Boys, boys, boys!
Aidan doesn't like cake so we made ice cream sundaes where everyone got to load up their sundaes with a variety of toppings. Yummy yummy in my tummy!

I still can't believe that Aidan is 9 years old. Every year on his birthday I can get quite emotional as I think back to the day he was born. He really went through so much to stay with us here on Earth and for that I am sooo very thankful to our Lord. I did not know the Lord at the time of Aidan's birth but now I recognize that He had an angel sent to help us in a number of ways, with the most identifiable being a lady who knocked on our car window to ask if she could help us get somewhere as Ben was looking at a city map and I sat there in labour. This was in a back alley in the area of Burnaby, BC...and it was early in the morning. She saved us valuable time in finding the nearest hospital and the way everything else progressed, her timing was more then a coincidence. Thank you Lord for Aidan!


Jules said...

Hi Shauna! Thanks for stopping by my blog and a big happy birthday to your oldest. Looks like a fabulous time!

Pretty much everything in my scraproom right down to my table and drawers is Ikea. The little white buggest wiht birds are ikea; however, ikea doesn't make them anymore they are about 5 years old, and the birds are vinyl wall decals I put on them. They have some very similar ones here:

and here:

As for the jars will embelies - ikea. They always have the shelves by the jars in the kitchen display area:

Hope that helps, happy scrappin!