Rawlins Family

Rawlins Family

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Well, today's the day! Cameron's birthday! He's FOUR! Can you believe it? Today is the four-year anniversary of the hellish morning that ended the marathon 30-hour labor that resulted in a cherubic, if colicky, little baby named Cameron. I can hardly believe the time has passed so quickly! He's a Big Boy now!
So originally we had planned on doing a big party like last year, but as the time drew closer I realized we're just too busy and he's not going to notice the difference one way or the other. Plus, we would have had to put off the party until the 22nd and what kid wants to wait for their party?! So we decided to have a little shindig at the park with cupcakes and lemonade. We waited until the last minute to send out the email inviting friends, in hopes that we wouldn't get bombarded with gifts. Thankfully some abstained, others couldn't help themselves. We understand:)
The party, which was scheduled for 10 a.m., was a little slow in starting. Remember, we're dealing with my mostly MORMON friends. We sat at the park just watching and waiting for awhile. By 10:30 most of the people had arrived and Cameron demanded that we all sing to him and dig into the "spiderman" cupcakes (ie. regular cupcakes with red and blue sprinkles). He's an atrocious host. In the end everyone had a good time playing and eating and the mom's got some blessed conversation time.
After OUR party it was time to head off to Chik-Fil-A for our other friend's 1st birthday party. Cameron was beside himself that he got to go to TWO happy birthday's! And he didn't even mind when everyone sang happy birthday to Remi instead of him! Good sport!
The best part of the whole day? When it was clearly time to leave and go home for naps (mine and Miles') I said, "Cameron, let's go home and you can look at your new green monster in quiet time!" And he practically RAN out of the Chik-Fil-A play area and got in the car without a fight. SWEET!


Jeni, Brian & Natalie Rawlins said...

Oh Cam... OK
1. happy birthday
2. Nat would have wanted to come if we had known!
3. Nice on the tagged post... I didn't know the worst habit was about us.. I DO NOT snort snot!

The "Airborne" Kilgores said...

Happy Birthday Cameron! It is hard to believe that four years ago your mother was living in utter pain and agony! But totally worth it. You're a champ buddy. We love you!

Cute blog Anna!

Steelergal said...

Happy Birthday Cam! Wow, 4 years. I remember that tiny little baby that I visited in Wymount...time sure does fly!
I miss you!

Sara Kilgore said...

Happy Birthday Cam. We wanted to call and sing to you, but I just couldn't round up all the girls at once. Maybe a belated HB song is coming your way. Have fun being 4!

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Abby and Paxton said...

haha that's so funny about cameron- basically the whole story. what a sweet boy. Sorry we missed his b-day- didn't even know about.