Sunday, June 28, 2009

Birthdays - Kaden, Sage and Melanie

Kaden's three - June 15th, 2009!

We woke Kaden up before Kev left for work so it was early for summer (and for how late we got to bed.) He was a trooper and was happy to be sung to and to see his present!

O.k he was more than happy, he was thrilled!

He got to ride it to breakfast. (That's the last time it was in the house.)

The other two kids like pancakes and french toast the best like dad. Not Kaden, his favorite breakfast is eggs, potatoes and cheese!

So his b-day breakfast was different than what the other kids usually get!

I love how he always has a different expression for every minute! He's so fun to watch!

Later that day we went outside to play and he showed us some interesting moves on the scooter!

He learned this one from Audrey!

That night Pops and Grandma Anderson took us all to Olive Garden to celebrate! (Kaden's such a ham!)

These guys are two of a kind! They are so alike in SO many ways!

Kaden's no shy guy, he loved being sung to!

He's thinking, "Don't stop anytime soon, ladies!"

Being the rebel my mom is (if you know her, you know I'm kidding) she brought homemade cupcakes into Olive Garden and broke them out after we finished dinner! They did not disappoint!

The Sunday after Kade's real b-day we had a party after church with Kev's fam in town!
The party hat was on his head for two minutes - TOPS!

Kade was showered with wonderful gifts!

Looking at this picture of cousin Michael - I'm thinking...Kaden in 2 years?! (Kade's always looked like Mike!)

Grandma and Grandpa Hansen goofin off!

Mike's had a growth spurt - he almost looks too big for the kiddie chair!

Kade getting "showered."

Kaden after Uncle Steve showered him! (Also, pictured, Aunt Melanie and Aunt Mindy.)

This kid has a smile so big you can't help smiling back!

Big breath for a little guy!


"Da Boys!" (Kyle, Kaden and Michael.)

After the party he wore his new Handy Manny pjs from Grandma! Aw, he's just so cute!

Rewind three years and here he is the day he was born!

The day he came home was a fun one!

Kyle ready to be the big brother!

A couple weeks old and so tiny!

Kyle thought he looked like he needed a blessing!

So precious!

Best friends!

The 4th of July - getting ready to go see the fireworks!

You have always been Audrey's doll to hold and play with - still are to this day!

At the fireworks by the river with Daddy and Mommy!

Kaden I want you to know that you are such a special blessing in your family's life!
You are one of the happiest, cutest, funniest, joyful kid's we've ever known - and always have been this way, even when you were a baby! You are very talented at singing, dancing and acting like your siblings but you also have always been very strong in sports. One of you first words was "Ball" and you love playing any game with balls. You are very good at Basketball, Baseball and Soccer! Kaden you are so easy going and are pretty much happy and having fun unless you're really hungry or tired. You are so funny, here are just a few funny things you've said or done lately:

1.) For the last year since you've had a full vocabulary (oh ya, you're an advanced talker like your sister was and boy do you like to talk it up) when you're talking about something you think is serious or important for us to hear (almost everything) you squint your right eye and the top of the right side of your mouth goes up!

2.) When you play hide and seek, after you count to 10 you say "Here I go not, here I come!"

3.) When you see pictures of you as a baby you call yourself a "Born baby."

4.) Since mom, dad and Audrey have been doing the play "Joseph" and singing it a lot you've been singing the songs around the house. Your version of "You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time" is "You and your dream, gonna have a good time!"

5.) When you see pictures of mom with you in my tummy you say "That's me before you and dad fixed me with tape - you put my head on, then my arm, then my leg..."

6.) I could go on and on but the last thing I want to put here is that you've always been very thankful. From the time you were one year old you would say "thank you" about anything and everything you were given or that was done for you. That's stuck with you. When your dad was building our new house, everytime you would come to see it you would say "Thank you for the kitchen or thank you for the living room, etc." When he painted your room blue and you saw if for the first time you were so excited and said "Oh, thank you daddy, thank you for my blue room" over and over again. To this day your room is "My Blue Room."

7.) I want to add one more thing - you are a "Love and Logic" kid. We started our classes and reading the books when you were a baby so you've grown up with L&L. Wow you really get it most of the time - it's so great! But, the reason I wanted to mention this is because whenever I go to get you out of alone time and I kneel down to get down to your level to have our talk about what you did wrong you always kneel down too! It's so funny, I always have to tell you to stand up so I can see your eyes!!!

My nephew, Sage is 6!!!

Where does the time go? Weren't you and Kyle babies (wearing homemade sweaters from your mom) yesterday?!

I remember when you came up for Easter the year you turned two. Audrey was so excited to see you!

And when you and Kyle got together I thought - it's a mini Greg and Eric! (You looking like your dad and Kyle looking like Uncle Greg.)

Then there was the time you and your family came up when Kaden was born. You and Kyle had fun in the hospital room playing hide and seek!
Sage you are turning out to be such a little man. I can't believe how smart, sweet, funny, handsome and talented you are (at singing and at the violin, etc.!) You are a fun guy and my kids love playing with you! It was so fun sharing your b-day with you when you were up here for the reunion! Love ya!

Melanie is 29!

You with Kaden the day he was born.

You looking tan at the fireworks on July 4th, 2006!

You feeding Kaden at the Hansen Family
Reunion Summer 2006.

Melanie you are such a beautiful person on the outside and of course on the inside too! You are such a fun Aunt to the kids and you are always willing to help out with your nieces and nephews! You are a kind person who loves to serve others! We love you and had fun at your b-day party at your mom's! (Thanks for the great pictures you took that day!)
(Thanks Ali for the help! I wouldn't have been able to post this without it!)


Dana, Proud mommy to 3 said...

Looks like fun! Happy birthday to all! Nettie you need to post some pictures of your house!

Heather B said...

Looks like he had a good birthday. It is so much more enjoyable having kids have bdays then us anymore.

Fun times!

Julie said...

I had to laugh about your mom bringing cupcakes into Olive Garden. I also loved the list of fun things that your cute boy has done in the past year. You will be so glad to have that recorded in a few years.

Sara said...

Fun birthday! And Annette, you look so great in all these pictures! Especially those one of Kaden just being a newborn... how did you do that! I'm still recovering from Katie's birth and she's almost three! lol

Bonnie said...

Thanks, Annette, it was so much fun looking at the photos of Kaden, Sage and Mel. That must have been terrible of me to take the cupcakes to Olive Garden. But, I thought you told me to! Anyway, it was a great birthday, but Kaden is SO shy.

Kristine said...

Happy Birthday Annette. I hope you have a great birthday!

Kristine said...

Happy Birthday Annette. I hope you have a great birthday!