But what a blessing he is!! I can't say enough wonderful things about my children ... I adore everything about them!! Even the parts that are hard to love, I love! Jaden has the biggest heart ... so gentle and loving and sweet natured. He is an amazing big brother always looking out for Nicholas and helping him. He loves to try new things and he has the most amazing little dimples when he smiles!
Ken's parents were here for Jaden's actual birthday and they brought tons of presents!!! It was a combination of Christmas and birthday presents for both boys, but we waited and opened them all on Jaden's birthday. It was a great treat for them both!!
|New baseball bats for the boys to practice their swing ... look out mom!!!|
We planned to have Jaden's birthday party at this giant park by our house, but it was gray and overcast and starting to drizzle so we made a last minute change and had everyone come over to our compound. We used a large empty room that opened up to a small covered playground. We had about 20 kids and they all seemed to have a lot of fun. They went crazy with pool noodle swords (left over from Nicholas' ninja party) and Ken got pretty anxious ... afraid someone would get hurt. But they all settled down after some pizza and cake and they enjoyed a game of soccer. It was too bad we didn't have more space, but we had a great time!
|Enjoying pizza and cupcakes with friends|
|Happy birthday dear Jaden! (we sang in English and then Nicholas led us in Arabic too!)|