Happy Birthday Aidan – Snapshots, a Secret and a Slideshow! READ AGAIN! I added few things!!!

Jun 6, 2009 | On Motherhood, Snapshots in Coversation | 22 comments

Oh baby baby.  How can you be four???
The other night I broke down crying at tuck in time.  Squeezing hands that are still a little thick with baby fat, smelling hair that had “play smell” and singing our songs and praying our prayers.  Thanking God  for healing his heart.
I always say to Aidan, “I will miss you.”  And I will.  Every day I miss the person he was yesterday even though I look forward to the person he will be tomorrow.  Life is such a blur and even with the blog, the 25,000 photos I take per year (I wish I was kidding) and all my scraps of paper around with “snapshots in conversation” all around the house I still am desperate to remember every little smile and sass.  But as much as I try to create a bubble here in this house, life is a blur and I forget.  
So, I will miss him.
Joie de vivre.  Aidan has more of is than anyone I have every met.  You will see that in this fast pace glimpse into the last 365 days of his life.  Aidan cooks and cleans and pees where he pleases.  He plays, creates, paints both walls and papers.  He gardens, reads and loves his Heavenly Father.  You should hear him pray.  We cry every time.
In an effort to celebrate this powerhouse of life I have been stockpiling “snapshots in conversations” for your reading enjoyment and for my mothers heart.  I am not assuming that blogland wants to obsess over my beloved but his Great Gramma’s and Aunties read Parisienne Farmgirl so humor me as once again I fawn all over my beloved son.  You might even find out a secret…
Once Again, Snapshots in Conversation:
Aidan on Dinosaurs:
“Mom, are dinosaurs at the zoo?”
“When did the dinosaurs die?  Was it Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday?”
“I know what happened, maybe they had a sickness or an emergency.  Or maybe they caught on fire.”

Aidan on Chanel No. 5:
Running in from the garden to announce:  “If we could take some of our flowers and put them in the Cuisinart we could make some Chanel for you…Our purple and pink ones and mix them to a color of prettiness.”
Aidan on Decorating for his birthday: 
Me:  “We could use “sporks” for desert and maybe garbage bags for place mats.  What else could we do to decorate for your Wall-E birthday?”
Aidan:  We could paint the dining room ceiling black.  Not really much in some parts for the stars.”
Me:  “Oh, so we could leave some spots white like the stars?”
Aidan: “Yeah.”
Aidan on wanting a farm in our front yard:

“We could just dig up that street and move all those houses.”
Aidan when I told him I was pregnant:
“Why aren’t you puking yet?”
Aidan on my waistline a few weeks later:
“Why aren’t you fat yet?”
Aidan on Amélie’s waistline as I was trying to get her dressed and all she wanted to do was run outside:
Aidan: “Just send her outside maked so people will laugh at her!”
Me:  “Why will they laugh at her?”
Aidan:  “They will laugh when they see her bwubbers.”

On Amélie’s Michelin quality arm rings:
“I just love her bracelets!”
On restocking the bird feeder with his “One Gram”  (at home we put Cayenne pepper in with the seeds to keep the squirrels away):

“We need Leon pepper.”
Aidan on Amélie’s waistline.  A popular topic of conversation around here…
“Mom, how big will the baby be on your birthday?  Will he be this big”  (Showing about 3 inches with his hand)
Me:  Yes Aidan, that is exactly how big the baby will be!”
Aidan:  “And then what?”
Me:  “Well, he/she will get bigger and bigger.  Do you remember how big Amélie was when she came out?”
Aidan:  “Yeah, and then she got really much fat.”
Me:  “Yes she did, didn’t she baby?”
Aidan:  “Why she got so fat?”
Me:  “Well, that is just the way God made her…”
Aidan: “Cause she did not work out?”
Aidan on his Great Gramma’s Farm:
“Will you miss me? Me and dad are going to move to “Two Grams’s” farm.  You and Amélie can stay here.  This will be the ladies house.  I love Two Grams’s farm.  It is my whole heart farm.
Aidan on Cleaning: 
When Gramma asked him if we had a dust pan:
“No, but we have bread ones.”

And last but not least, this is the darling prayer that my beloved prayed over dinner the other night without prompting:

“Dear Lord thank you for this meal, thank you for this dinner and heavenly father praise you for this food and please bless our whole life and this family, praise you for this baby brother – Amen.”
We are off to the zoo for the day.  Our first time!  Another day with my son.  He is my “whole heart” son.  Happy Birthday to my first P.R.!!!!!!

Wall-E is a big deal in this house these days so while my music selection may seem strange it has delighted Aidan.  It’s called “72 degrees and Sunny” from the soundtrack – that about sums up a day spent with him!  If you missed last years slideshow it’s on this blog somewhere (1095 days of Aidan) and well, that was the sappy, make you cry one.  This one was just for FUN!

And yes, the secret is out – we are going to be celebrating P.R. le troisieme into our home this January 2010.  P.R.  is our nickname for our babies when “in belly”– it stands for Petit R________ (our last name).  Aidan is over the moon with joy and praying nightly for a baby brother.  Oh boy.  
I, on the other hand am over the toilet with my usual 24/7 sickness which explains my lack of blogging (laundry, cooking, cleaning, grooming, basic functioning) the weeks past and upcoming.  Oh Lord.  
Give me the strength to decorate this Wall-E cake and walk the zoo!!!


  1. Jen

    Congrats on baby #3! How exciting! And your son is a hoot. I can’t wait until I can understand my little man. He is almost 2, and most of what he says is not quite intellegable.

  2. Parisienne Farmhouse Chic

    Such a sweet post, honestly is making me cry.. I have 4 girls and a new baby boy of my own at home.. and agh.. I feel the same as you..well time to go back and fix the makeup.. so sweet.. thanks for sharing.
    ~Jen~aka parisiennefarmhousechic

  3. Bonjour Madame

    Congratulations on the new baby! How wonderful. Happy Birthday to Aidan and hoping his birthday party is a blast. I’ll say a prayer for the morning sickness, hope you feel better.

  4. Joannah

    Happy birthday, Aidan!

    Congratulations, Mommy & Daddy!


  5. Old Centennial Farmhouse

    Happy Birthday sweet Aidan! Such a happy day for your family. As for the pregnancy: ….I knew it! Don’t know how but I did! I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU and for your FAMILY! Can’t wait to see this new little one and you have plenty of clothes for each, right!? I hope you feel better soon, Ang…and we’ll be looking forward to the zoo report, what fun!

  6. Life in the 'Burbs

    Congrats on baby #3!! I’ve been waiting to hear news of a new pregnancy :o) I’m very excited for you guys! We have a very open schedule this summer so when you are feeling better, let’s make plans!

  7. cityfarmer

    he is truly a little man of God …
    You’ve gone above the amazing in raising this boy …

    looking forward to lunch tomorrow.

    savoring the family moments at the zoo today.

    I love you Aidan.

  8. Anne Marie

    loved every minute of it dear friend….
    especially at 3:05 with your totally chubby and cute baby Amelie and Aidan….

    Still astonished that we both have sons named Aidan, that they are going to meet very soon, and that I am so honored to have seen a glimpse of his happy life with you and husband….

    see you soon!

  9. English Cottage in Georgia

    What a precious little, er I mean big boy you have. Your Aidan conversations were absolutely adorable…so many wonderful memories children provide for their aging parents:-)

  10. Farmgirl Cyn

    Whoa! Where have the years gone??? Why are YOU still a young teen hanging with the kids at youth group?

    My favorite shot is the “farm stand” in your front yard! Little entrepreneur!

  11. Joy

    Life is filled with so many possibilities at his age… I enjoyed the comment about the ‘dust pan’. I noticed one shot of him asleep in his car seat—I am thinking that is the moment that our hearts ache the most, when we gaze upon their innocence, and know it won’t last forever.

  12. Faith

    Happy Birthday Aidan!!! And Congrats to all of you on the exciting news!!! I hope you feel better soon. Love you!!!

  13. heidi

    oh my i had this feeling you were just before i visited…hooray! congratulations. as soon as i saw READ AGAIN i knew. How fun.

    Happy Birthday to Aidan.

  14. Manic Mom

    Congratulations on the new Joy on the way!!!!
    I can relate to you so much about our little ones. I still look in at night on my 15 & 9 year old. I drink every bit of motherhood up. I know our close time is limited. The world has them 40+ years. I will take every day or our 18 years that I can.
    That’s another reason why I love home schooling them, it’s time you can never get back. Tell your little guy Happy Birthday & I’ll have ya’ll in my prayers.

  15. Shawna

    Congratulations!!! How exciting! And what a fabulous post about your little big boy, I just had a break down at prayer time the other night before my little big boys birthday. They have such tender hearts – I love it!

    Hope you enjoy the zoo and are able to keep the dry heaving to a minimum – sometimes there can be funky smells at the zoo!

  16. Tracie~MyPetiteMaison

    Me again… Went and read the whole post this time.
    Congratulations, Angela! I want to go back and have at least two more (ssshhh! hubby’s sleeping!).

  17. à la parisienne

    Felicitations! Je n’ai eu aucune idee que tu sois enceinte!!

    With Amelia, I was hungry 24/7 for the first 3 months. I woke up at 4:30am for a snack and took my morning sickness pill with it so that by 6:00am when I got up to get ready for work, I only got sick once! Yeah, gross!

    These “snapshots” of Aidan are so cute! “Bwubber” was hilarious!

  18. LillySue

    Waahoooo, I became follower number 70! (7 is my lucky number, heehe!) Loved this post. Kids are such a blessing! I hope you are feeling well real soon. I love the narratives from your son, too cute!

  19. Victoria

    I’m not sure if “I know what happened, maybe they had a sickness or an emergency. Or maybe they caught on fire,” or “We could just dig up the street and move the houses” is my favorite. I think the latter. I can imagine his little brain just churning out ideas like that… he’s a super kid! Sorry we missed the party 🙁

  20. Aunt Julee

    First real rainy day on the farm – so I’m catching on the blogs. I hope your celeberation days were memory makers and I say the more the merrier!

    Happy Birthday Aidan!

    There’s 30 of us counting Levi!


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