Tuesday, 2 August 2011

I have a 7 year old!

My goodness.... that just seems so mad to me!  Mad that I've had the best job in the world for 7 years, mad that I'm old enough to have a 7 yr old child and mad that that much time past that quickly!

Caden is absolutely lovely and I love him to pieces.  He came into this world at 10:55am on the 2 of August 2004 after a looong labour at 36 weeks gestation.  We didn't know what the sex of our baby would be and I can tell you I was absolutely over the moon chuffed to have a son!  I came from a family of 5 girls you see, so having a boy seemed quite an achievement! ;)  The other side of that coin of course was, what on earth do you do with a boy ?   :)

Caden is very loving and he fills my heart with joy for his love of God's word.  He has genuine compassion for the hurting people around the world and I look forward to see how God is going to use this special heart he has placed within my son in the future.  Caden's hobbies currently included: dressing up, nature (bugs, birds & leaves seem of particular interest), drama & dancing, computer games and lately he has just gotten into chess.

To celebrate the 7 years we have been blessed with his life we had a 'splashing' birthday party for him on saturday the 30th.  He had several mates over and we filled the family sized paddling pool.  We put on some fun games, including water balloon volley ball, a treasure hunt and who can make the biggest splash!  It was a lot of fun and we were so, so blessed with the weather - the sun came out from behind those clouds just as the party started!  :)

Caden is very much into castles, soldiers & knights so I made him a castle cake for his birthday.... it ended up being a bigger task than I had anticipated, but at 1 am the night before the party I got it done - 'phew'!

He blew those candles out all in one go!  :O)

His special day continued with yet more excitement when Nanny and Grampy arrived!  After the party had finished and party bags had been handed out we threw down the picnic rug, on the rather now damp grass thanks to the water balloon volley ball, and set out a pile of pressies for birthday boy to open in the glorious sun shine.  There was much excitement on Daddy and my part as we couldn't wait for him to open his pressie from us!  :O)  It had only just arrived in time (very delayed)... a few hours before the party!  I had quickly run inside with the box and wrapped it up before Daddy even got a look at it.
I'm not really sure if this pressie had been picked for Caden or for Daddy!  :O)

So what was it ?

Today Caden has had much excitement playing with his new things and picking up the mail to find that ALL the post was for him!  :O)  He is currently setting up a game of chess for me to play with him...  so I'm off to play!


  1. Awe, great post! Happy Birthday Caden! Love your photo editing Tamsyn ;)

  2. Ahh, Happy Birthday Caden!! What a lovely day you had, and a really excellent cake!!!

  3. Many Happy Returns Caden you looked as if you had a really wonderful day hilary xxx

  4. Happy Birthday indeed and what an amazing cake!!

  5. well done boy, only another 58 years and you can retire

  6. Oh wow what an amazing cake! Looks like he had a great birthday!

  7. Great blog post - looks like the day went really well! Fantastic cake - yet again :o) I meant to write 'happy birthday to Caden' yesterday, but couldn't get online so let him know I was thinking of him actually on his birthday too xx

  8. happy birthday Caden. Looks like an awesome day and fantastic cake. I wish I was good at creating amazing stuff like that!