Last Saturday morning Kaden came running into our bedroom like he always does. So happy and ready to greet the day. "Kaden, you get to spend the day with Nana and Papa. They have a surprise for you!" He bounced around all morning saying "YAY!" over and over. We packed his little backpack; he got a good breakfast. He nearly exploded with excitement when they showed up to get him. The best thing about it was that he didn't even have any idea what the plan was. He just knew he got to spend time with Nana and Papa, and he got them all to himself. I cannot even imagine how he felt when he realized how they would spend their day together. My parents are so good to my kids. I cannot begin to express how thankful I am that we live close and my kids are growing up with such a close relationship and special bond to them.
I don't think anything in the world could make this little boy happier than riding the train. He loves it so much, and it's even more special that he gets to watch his uncle fire and engineer. He got the special treatment just like he did last time. What a lucky little boy.
I'm pretty sure there is hardly anything better than surprising this boy. He is the most excited, grateful, happy kid on earth. His excitement and joy make you feel like a million bucks. It's no wonder he came home with a new sweatshirt, train, and picture for his wall. His sweet smile and overwhelming happiness just make you want to shower him with more. Plus, isn't that what Nanas and Papas are for?
He was so tired on their trip back and slept a good part of the way. When they got home he was happy, exhausted, and dirty. His face looked amazing. He was covered in soot and his bathtub was so gross when he got out. I hope this sweet little boy always stays so happy and excitable. I never want anything to change that about him.
I've said it a million times, this boy is joy; he is light.