Birthday posts always give me anxiety. I feel so much pressure to list every single one of their amazing qualities and so eloquently state why being their mother is the best job in the world. The truth is, there's no way I can do that in just one post. Especially when it comes to Jayden. The boy who is so genuinely and uniquely one of a kind. He can drive my crazy one minute with his extreme electronics addiction and then melt my heart the next when he sneaks down the stairs to give me just one more good night kiss. He is blunt and bold, confident and cocky, hard headed and soft hearted, determined and driven, witty and wild. We hope you had a wonderful birthday, Jayden, all three days of it. We sure love you!! For his party Jason and his friend, Shawn took all the boys to see "Diary of Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" (which he innocently called "Diarrhea of a Wimpy Kid" for like a week before I finally decided to correct him), then back for pizza, swimming, presents, cupcakes ice-cream and lots of screaming. Cute boys, fun times and a birthday boy who ran around with a perma-grin all day long.
This was the year of the nerf guns and it was pretty entertaining to watch Jason and the kids run through the house having a nerf war that evening. Entertaining because Jason and Jayden are two of the most competitive people I know. Revenge was the name of the game.
His cousin Brenton got a remote control truck when we celebrated his birthday here, so that went straight to the top of his wish list. I'm enjoying the wii and computer hiatus for as long as I can.
Monday was McDonald's for lunch and donuts for his class. Three days of celebrating made for one tired mama and one happy eight year old boy. It's a good thing I love you so much.