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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Big C is 3! (Part 1)

Caedmon celebrated his 3rd birthday just over a week ago. It was quite the week of celebrating! All of the grandparents and one aunt made a visit over the course of two weeks. Yes, we have been hosting house guests for 14 days! The last of them departed this morning. It was a fun time and we were thankful for all of the help we had with the extra hands and hearts in our home.
Caedmon's actual birthday was a busy day since it fell on Mother's Day and we also dedicated Libby at church that morning. My mom and Tom's parents were here to celebrate with us. We got up early to get out the door for the 8:30 am service at church. We knew it would be quite a feat to get all 7 of us fed and dressed in time so Tom made sure that he & I were up extra early to exercise. Fun! Fun! (side note: we were on a roll with the early morning exercise but recently fell of the bandwagon...we REALLY need to get back on!). Tom got the kids going while I made a quick trip to Dunkin Donuts for bagels and doughnuts. Amazingly, we pulled into the church parking lot right at 8:15, which was when we were supposed to get there for the Dedication instructions. It was a nice service and Libby did her part by smiling and waving to the congregation. This little girl loves people!



After the Dedication, we had Mother's Day brunch at Central Market Cafe. This doubled as a birthday treat for Caedmon since the CM Cafe is his favorite restaurant. The only disappointment may have been that they weren't serving his favorite meal - macaroni and cheese. We three moms enjoyed it, though, especially since we got free mimosas with our meal.

We spent a majority of the afternoon making Chinese dumplings. Dumplings are Tom's favorite meal. I think he could eat them everyday if I could keep our freezer stocked. They also happen to be quite a time consuming, labor of love to make, especially when you are crazy enough to try to make your own wrappers/skins. Tom, his mom and I made over 100 dumplings so our freezer is stocked, but it did take us almost 6 hours! Tom says that it was supposed to be a fun afternoon of a family activity together. It was fun but by the end I was wiped out!

We also took some time to celebrate Caedmon's big 3! He opened presents from family and we had cake for dessert. He thoroughly enjoyed all of it! It was fun to see him blow out the candles this year. I remember last year he had just learned to blow his nose and was stuck on blowing out his nose instead of his mouth. We worked diligently with him to reteach mouth blowing so he wouldn't contaminate his cake. This year he had the difference down so the cake was safe!



All in all, it was a very special day, made even more so since we had family to share with whom to share it.

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