I hate that Aaron's birthday is two days before Christmas. He thinks it is great. He says everyone is happy and in a good mood and the excitement just builds as it's his birthday, then the next day Christmas Eve, and then Christmas Day.
He is definitely just like a little kid on his birthday and at Christmas, picking out what he wants for his birthday months in advance. Ages ago he raved on and on about the new Beatles Rockband game that just came out for the Wii. When I met Aaron I was really surprised as to how much he loved The Beatles and he still does now. I told him the only way he could get it was if he bought it and put it away for his birthday, so it has been sitting under Kobe's cot for months. Every now and then he would pull out the box to admire it and dream about when he could finally use it.
He was excited to finally be able to get it out to have a play today. The boys joined him for a few songs. I personally don't see what is so great about it and would get bored with it very quickly (just like I do with Guitar Hero), but Aaron seems like he is in heaven and has been loving playing it all day.
Everything is finally catching up with Kobe after two late nights and no day sleeps. Today he crawled up on Aaron to have a bit of a cuddle with him, and within a minute he was sound asleep! Such a nice present for Aaron as it's very rare that Kobe will ever actually sit still and have a cuddle.
Anyone who knows us, knows that Aaron is the cake decorator in the family. He always makes awesome cakes for the boy's birthdays. He often jokes that no one cares about his birthday as he never gets a cake, so I felt bad for him and decided to make him one this year. The boys were joking with me that we should make him a Hannah Montana cake because he just learnt the Hoedown Throwdown with his grade 10s at school. However, I decided to go with his main love in his life (other than his family, his faith and his job) which is of course, Hawthorn!
I had no idea where to even start, but after a little while it started to actually look a bit like the Hawks logo. It was very stressful and I realised why I always leave the cake decorating up to him! I did threaten to throw in in the bin half way through, but Aaron was just thrilled that I had actually made him a cake and kept telling me that he loved it.
We were so unorganised that we couldn't even find any candles. Harri was disappointed that we couldn't put 37 candles on his cake for him, but at least this year he finally got a cake :)