Saturday, April 01, 2006

Happy Birthday Aidan!

It was today, nine years ago, that our first son was born into the world! Happy Birthday Aidan! Aidan is very special to us, and although he has his moments and challenges, we're glad he's with us and we love him heaps.

So when he woke up today, Aidan was quite happy, and as we began trotting out each present, he did the standard kid thing of saying "One More?" The great thing about Aidan is he is genuinely happy about anything he gets. His Aunty Tania sent over a great book, stretchy toys, and odds and sods that Ethan also soon picked through. We started with the little things like DVDs and CDs from each of us, and gradually made our way up to the big stuff, culminating in the setup in his room.

This year, we decided that as his main birthday present, we'd get him a TV and DVD combination so that we could put it in his room to give us all that little bit of extra peace, and so he doesn't continue to break all the main equipment! That was part of last night's episode, running around at the last minute trying to find an appropriate - read cheap - set that I could buy, that if it does break, I don't think "Well that was $500 down the drain." Tight aren't I? We did manage to get him to go in there and watch his Jamie Oliver DVD's for a portion of the morning.

For lunch, we had family visit with Grandma and Grandpa, as well as my cousin Katrina, Graham and Sebastian. It was great, although everyone running around made it noisy and hectic, and I keep getting ongoing headaches at lunchtime! However, Aidan had a fantastic time, and when it came to the birthday cake and singing "Happy Birthday" he happily sang along with everyone else, and blew out the candles.

At the end of the day, as he sat in my arms on the couch whilst we watched Essendon beat Sydney in the AFL, and I asked him if he'd had a good day, he said "Yes Daddy." Sweet. Now as long as Carlton beat Melbourne tomorrow, it will be a top weekend.

Ciao for Now, Aidan's Birthday Angry Dad.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

well you got your wish, the blues won. Best weekend ever. Happy Birthday Aidan.

8:15 pm  
Blogger Cheeky said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Wow, I am feeling old, I remember when he was born.

Great gift idea, and yes, it does provide for a little peace and quiet every now and then.

11:11 pm  

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