Happy birthday Aiden. FIVE.

Test Drive by John Powell on Grooveshark
(Aiden’s very favorite song)

Every year when I do their birthday posts I get so emotional. Looking back through photos, laughing and crying through the memories. Where does the time go? I try with all my might to embrace and capture and cherish every moment, yet I still feel like they are rapidly slipping through my fingertips. Aiden’s actual birthday is Saturday but I wanted to go ahead and post this for him. 

Five. sigh. Five years ago I met you for the first time and my heart has never been the same. I knew I would love being a mom, but I had no idea how much. I had no idea my heart was capable of loving the way it does now. I didn’t realize the intensity of it all. You have changed me, helped me and rocked my world in the best way possible. I think about the years from now when you won’t need me the same way and my heart just aches. If I could just bottle up this season, the tone of your voice, the precious things you say and keep them forever and always. Today is everything. The now. The years I always dreamed of. 

Aiden your spirit is amazing. Your creativity, your sensitivity. I can’t wait to see where your life leads. I can’t wait to see the man you will become. 

There aren’t the words. 

As long as I can remember I have wanted to be a mom. And on March 22 that dream came true for the first time. I love you with all my heart & soul sweet boy. Thank you for being more than a dream come true. 


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March 21, 2014


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  1. Nicole

    March 21st, 2014 at 2:03 am

    i can hardly take all the love. being a mama to a little dude is an incredible treasure that i didn't expect to be so amazing. XOXOXO

  2. CaseyWiegand

    March 21st, 2014 at 2:37 am

    aww friend!!!! i couldnt agree more!!!! love you!!!

  3. Miranda Ronevich

    March 21st, 2014 at 2:13 am

    He is handsome! Happy Birthday Aiden!

  4. CaseyWiegand

    March 21st, 2014 at 2:37 am

    aww thank you friend!!

  5. Haili Hunter

    March 21st, 2014 at 2:34 am

    I love that song. Happy birthday Aiden! I love that picture of him holding a blanket? He's got crazy bedhead and a binkie in his mouth. haha. Love it.

  6. CaseyWiegand

    March 21st, 2014 at 2:38 am

    awww his "two ba"!!! that was his blanket forever… was so sad when he stopped wanting it :(!!

  7. Nay

    March 21st, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Isn't it just amazing how our littles become not-so-littles?! It's the most wonderful moment in a mama's life! HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOT-SO-LIL BOY:)

  8. CaseyWiegand

    March 21st, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    awww i know!!!! going to make me tear up!!

  9. Life of Julie

    March 21st, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Beautiful beautiful pictures. I can't wait to experience this kind of love. Thank you for sharing! Happy Birthday Aiden! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. CaseyWiegand

    March 21st, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    aw this made me smile so big ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Elizabeth

    March 21st, 2014 at 3:45 am

    so wonderful! these pictures are just great! happy birthday!

  12. CaseyWiegand

    March 21st, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    thank you so so much!!

  13. Angela

    March 21st, 2014 at 5:27 am

    All of the pictures are perfect. He's so special and blessed to have a Mama that loves him like you do!

  14. CaseyWiegand

    March 21st, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    aw this makes me happy friend!

  15. Leah

    March 21st, 2014 at 11:31 am

    So incredibly sweet!! As always, I LOVE all of these precious memories you've captured!! 5 is such a great age!! Happy Birthday to handsome Aiden!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. CaseyWiegand

    March 21st, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    thank you so much love!!

  17. Ashley @ Words About Waverly

    March 21st, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Happy birthday, he is so handsome!!!

  18. CaseyWiegand

    March 21st, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    thank you so so much!!!

  19. Bridget

    March 21st, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    love the way you love him, casey.

    happy birthday to aiden!

  20. CaseyWiegand

    March 21st, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    i love you sweet friend, i know you know how it feels ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears

    March 21st, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    oh my gosh… absolutely beautiful. <3

  22. CaseyWiegand

    March 21st, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    thank you so so much!!

  23. BethAnn

    March 21st, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    These photos, these stories, these visuals of your sweet darling happy boy I believe to be a huge testament to the loving household that he was raised in these past 5 years! The photos simply drip with love and admiration and you are a fantastic role model to us who still have that dream of someday becoming a mother. Thank you for sharing and I hope you 5 have a WONDERFUL Saturday celebrating all 5 wonderful years with Aiden!

  24. brittany

    March 21st, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    happy happy 5th birthday to aiden!!!!! gosh time flies!!! your family is SO SO SO beautiful, and yall make me so happy. inspirational mama, you!!!! xoxoxoxo

  25. Anonymous

    March 21st, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Such sweet photos and memories! Hope he has a great day

  26. Merry2181

    March 21st, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Happy Birthday Aiden! Today is my 33rd birthday and my Mom says she can still remember all the moments like it was yesterday ๐Ÿ™‚ To Moms who make our birthdays feel the special way they should, cheers!

  27. Amber Parker Collins

    March 21st, 2014 at 6:48 pm


  28. Ember Grey.

    March 21st, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    awwww Happy Birthday, Aiden!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Casey- I think he looks so much like you!)

  29. Madelein Larsson Wollnik

    March 21st, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Adorable! Happy birthday!

  30. Gabrielle Crystal โ„›oseโ„ฌonniee

    March 23rd, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Cute boy ๐Ÿ™‚ Lovely photos. Nice post ๐Ÿ™‚

    โ„“ฮฑ โ„’ฮนcฯƒrฮทe – โ„’a vie est โ„“a petite โ„“icorne.

  31. astr!d

    March 24th, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    happy birthday little man!!!!!
    he is such a cutie! big eyes and big lips and big heart!!!

  32. Katy Acquaye-Tonge

    March 24th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    This is a truly beautiful tribute to your boy! Your love and celebration and attention to detail are awe inspiring! What a wonderful mama you are! x

  33. Katy Acquaye-Tonge

    March 24th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    What a truly beautiful tribute to your boy! Your love and celebration and attention to detail are awe inspiring! What a wonderful mama you are! x

  34. Christina Schergen

    March 25th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    awwwww happy happy happy happy birthday to your sweet boy!

  35. Tessa

    March 26th, 2014 at 11:25 am

    My baby boy turned 14 on March 7th and I am just in awe with how fast it all went. I am now 29 weeks pregnant with my 2nd boy (4th child) and just clinging to every moment because I know it will he will be here before i know it and the race will begin … the race to squeeze everything possible out of the precious years they are in our home … oh, how I love being a mom too!

  36. Lindsey

    March 26th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    1. Your kids are gorgeous
    2. How do you display your photos and 3. How do u store them/ keep organized??

  37. CaseyWiegand

    March 27th, 2014 at 1:09 am

    you are so so sweet!!!! I keep them all by folder/date on a hard drive!!! and I display them in frames or printed and strung up with clothespins!!

  38. Jasna

    March 28th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    You are such a wonderful mama. And, as a mama of the two year old boy myself, I feel every word you write about your kids – worries, concerns, incredible happiness, all things. When I became a mama, I became so strong and so weak at the same time. Every time I look at my boy, I feel my heart will just burst into million pieces because of how much I love him…

    All the best!

    p.s. Please don't mind my English, I'm not a native speaker

  39. Copenhagen Kiddo

    March 29th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    You are such a pretty family. I really love your pics <3

  40. Heather Krystal

    March 31st, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    You have such a beautiful family! Amazing pictures! <3

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