Today for his birthday, Spencer took the day off so they could spend the day together. They went to Seven Peaks and played on water slides all day. They had a blast, but you can tell they are both tired. Ayden also had swim lessons tonight so he had a full day of sun and water.
For his birthday treat, he chose ice cream sandwiches. He's not a cake fan and always chooses something else. Last year it was pumpkin pie.
Ayden's favorite thing in life is sports. Whether it's soccer, football, baseball or basketball, he loves to watch, play and talk about sports. Must be a Shaw thing. So he was very excited for his birthday gifts.
|Oh the anticipation!|
His Aunt Dani got him a new bat, one that actually fits him. The poor kid has been using one he got 3 years ago. And we got him a pitch back. He's been enjoying them both all evening
|testing it out|
Ayden, our Bubba boy, we are so happy you are 9! (Makes me feel old. Turning 30 this year doesn't phase me, but having a child 9 years old does) We love watching you learn new skills and seeing new ideas pop into your head. We love your love of books and reading. Your enthusiasm for all sports is fun. Your obsession for BYU football, while not understood by your mother, is something you've had since you were old enough to watch a game. We are thankful you are our oldest. You set a good example for your younger siblings. They see how you choose to read the scriptures and work to gain a testimony. We love your gentleness and kindness. Your stubbornness and strong-will, though challenging at times, is something we have come to love too. Ayden we hope you have a wonderful time being 9 and hope you know your family loves you very much.