Kaden turned 5 on May 31st. He begged me not to invite his friends to a party. His FASD steals his ability to handle too much overstimulation that birthday parties create. When he was two, he sat on the steps in the garage and ate his birthday cake with no one else around. At 5, he just wanted to stay home and open presents. We decided to push him a bit out of his comfort zone and we brought the whole family (including Maisy)to the Alien restaurant to celebrate. It was Maisy's first trip that didn't include a doctors visit--her first time at a restaurant..
Kaden had a great birthday. He was so happy to have the wait finally over. And as long as he had presents that had something to do with Thomas the Tank Engine, all was well with the world.
Kaden is such a beautiful little boy...he has a heart warming smile, a contagious giggle, and a big heart. He could teach the class on being a great big brother--each morning racing into Elijah and Maisy's room to say good morning..okay, so that does wake them up because he is a bundle of energy at 6 am (I think we will leave that little maneuver out of the official "how to be the best big brother manual for the sake of tired Mom's and Dad's everywhere...)
What a ray of sunshine Kaden is...we are so thankful to have him in our lives....