Saturday, June 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Kaden!

to our little bubba
one year ago today you came 
into our lives and changed us forever

Enjoy a little walk down memory lane....

{yes....those are his feet}

This is how I loved on him for the first month...

He LOVED to kangaroo!

Always happy and content!

How cute is that outfit!!?

After one of his surgeries...even though he went through SO much he was still 
such a happy happy baby!!

AND he got to come HOME!!!! :)

Do you think he liked his baths?!! 
and do you think we were excited to give him his first at home!?

We started the morning by going to the temple.  We want to try to make that a tradition on his birthday.  I  ran into the Lactation specialist from the NICU.  She works at the temple.  It was SO good to see her.  I LOVE to see people that were apart of Kaden's life! She was so sweet!  I think it was like Kaden was saying hi mom!! thanks for being a cow of a mom and giving me LOTS of milk :)

Then we went home and Rusty made Texas Sheet Cake for his party.  He LOVES to make it and is way better then me at it! We got to my mom's and went to the cemetary to visit his grave and put a balloon on it.  I'll post pictures later.  That was the hardest part of the day.  It was really hard not having him here to squeeze and celebrate with us.

We want to THANK all of the people who came to his Birthday Party and donated a toy in honor of him tonight. Pictures to come.  We felt your love for us and for our sweet son! Thank you sooo much!


  1. So sorry i wasn't able to get there in time. You all were in my thoughts today and I was at least there in spirit. Love you and your example of strength faith and love.

  2. oh jacquie you are truly amazing! I can't imagine the hurt you felt today and I wish you didn't have to go through this! I'm sorry I dont comment much, to be honest sometimes I don't know what to say. I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers daily! You are Rusty really are so amazing and are such great examples of faith to everyone around you. You have really taught me alot and I am so thankful to know you! Thank you for sharing your feelings on here cause I know that it probably isn't very easy. I can't tell you how excited I am for you guys being pregnant. Your kids will have the cutest guardian angel to watch over them. You are so beautiful inside and out and I really admire your faith and testimony of the gospel! Love you!!!

  3. I do agree that Rusty makes the BEST texas sheet cake:)

    Everything turned out beautifully last night. You had so many people there that love you and Rusty. I was in awe just sitting back and watching/feeling the love that was there.

    I am so glad that I met you guys and know that we will be forever friends:) love you!

  4. Jacquie you are so admirable. What a great way to celebrate his life! He is so adorable and such a happy boy. It made me teary going down memory lane with you. I don't have the words to express my admiration for you. You are an angel....what lucky babies you have. xoxo

  5. Many thoughts and much love. Is there a place I can go to donate a toy for Kaden? I would love to show you support any way we can.