Grandparents' Day
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Ten Years of Smiles

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Ten years ago, God gave our family a special gift when Kaden was born.

We celebrated our Kado with a party this weekend.  I've never seen a child who enjoys his birthday parties more than Kaden...he pretty much smiled the whole day.

 

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The party was in our church's Ministry Center gym...PERFECT for the 13 (yes, 13!!!) cousins ages 12 and under to expend some pent-up winter energy!

 

 
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Kaden with his littlest Tomaw cousins...Eli and Caleb...

 

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A little basketball action...Uncle Zach is a tough person to shoot over!

 


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Juni always has at least one stuffed animal in tow....

 


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Wonder who's in charge???

 


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Go Krew!

 


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Meanwhile Momma Dana was working hard in the kitchen to prepare food for the hungry crowd.

 

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Of course, none of Dana's parties are complete without her famous decorated cookies!

 

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Kaden is not a kid who asks for much and is very appreciative of everything he gets.  Anything sports-related, and he's happy as a clam!

 

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Included in the gifts, tickets to a Pacers game in March and a Reds game this summer.  Those brought big smiles!

 

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From Papaw and me...a new baseball bag and batting helmet...

 


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Krew (with the help of Mommy Anique) made Kaden an origami dragon.

 


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Favorite candy....

 


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Gift card to his favorite store, Dick's Sporting Goods!

 

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We all love celebrating with our Kaden!

 


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Happy Birthday to you....

 

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No problem!

 


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Uncle Jake (Dana's brother) and Aunt Joscelyn brought their 5 children down from South Bend for the celebration weekend.

 

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Their youngest Eli had been so shy around me and my camera, but wanted to pose for me with his special Aunt Dana cookie.  Adorable!

 

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Aunt Anique and Uncle Kamaron....

 


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Aunt Emmy and Uncle Zach...

 


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Kaden with his family on his special day!

 

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When I mentioned to Kaden that he was now in double digits, he told me he'd be there for the next 90 years.  And when he moved into triple digits, that I'd be 152 years old.  Thanks Kade...at least he was optimistic that we'd both make it that long!  I'm doubtful...

Love this kid!  He's brought our whole family...

...ten years of smiles.

 

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