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Ayden’s 12th Birthday

I just sent the kid off to his dad’s house for part two of the birthday celebration and thinking back on this very long day, that started at 6 AM, I’m just tickled that this 12-year-old handsome young man is my son.

And not just because his birthday dinner request was Indian food ;)

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No meal is complete without a book to read – even on your birthday!

Presents & gifts were wrapped with a repurposed Minecraft poster. We were sure to sneak in a little Pokémon here and there and a dash of Waldorf with a favorite birthday verse.

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The rest of the day included lots of attention from his sisters – although one had a moment of not giving a rip that it was his birthday and throwing a 15 minute long tantrum by the side of the road because she wanted to go to the playground, a mother who is convinced that it is her duty to fulfill the role of the birthday fairy and make every wish come true, and getting a very good laugh from Dreg photobombing his birthday cake portrait.

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Oh and all, a very good day – Happy Birthday Ayden!!