Sunday, April 23, 2006

Camden's BIG, BIG 2nd birthday!!!

Wow, has it been two years already?

It just seems like yesterday that I went outside to dry our dogs muddy feet off and my water broke. Calmed panic started as I tried to contact Brian at church and was having no luck. In between making phone calls to the doctor, my parents and the church, I picked up the house and started a load of laundry. Brian was finally contacted and rushed home in a panic to find me sitting on the couch not ready to go. After unsuccessfully trying to convince Brian that the baby was not coming RIGHT NOW, we got in the car and drove to the hospital anyway.

Memories of that night: Arrival at hospital - 7:30 p.m., Labored for 14 hours, 9 of those without drugs. Brian slept 13 1/2 hours of the labor. I never slept!!! Pushed for 1 hour and was told I had at least another hour to go. I got MAD (because I was not going to push for 4 hours as with Noah) and Camden Ryan was born 15 minutes later at 9:54 a.m. on April 24, 2004.

Camden personality is a lot like his mother's two years later. He is a VERY determined little boy. He does not take "no" for an answer. You can not change his mind once it is made up. He has an infectious joy-filled laugh that makes you smile and laugh along with him. He also has a sly grin that lets you know he is about to test limits. He is adventurous and always willing to try tasks beyond his physical ability and succeeds with little or no trouble. He is loving and tender hearted. He loves his dog "Gray-Gray" (Gracie) and is afraid of remote controlled trucks. He is attached to "blue" his favorite blanket and he put his "ba" (pacifier) in the trash two weeks ago. He lays down in his bed and falls right to sleep without crying or getting out of bed. He wakes up happy and ready to go full throttle. He loves his "yo-yo" (yogurt), milk, cup with "ice", all fruits and most vegetables. His favorite words are "BIG, BIG, BIG, BLUE KRUCK!" (truck)

We celebrated Camden with a party at the park, ala "big, big truck" theme. The afternoon was filled with friends and family playing on the playground, eating cake and ice cream and watching Camden open his presents.

"Thank you Jesus for the blessings you have bestowed upon Brian and I. We are humbled that you find us worthy of parenting Camden. As we celebrate his life, we give thanks to a god who gave his son's life for us. You are an awesome god." Amen


Mark said...

What a wonderful celebration! Sharon, it blows my mind that Camden is two already! It was a very memorable evening, and it was very cool to be reminded of that!!

What a blessing the Henson family is! Each of you is very unique, and loved very much! I am SO thankful that Christ has his hands around each and every one of you!

Love you guys,


Blueeyes said...

Happy Birthday Camden! He's a sweet, adorable child! I can not believe Camden is 2! How did that happen?! Time passes so quickly!

I love the pictures! How much cake and ice cream did Camden eat? ;)

Heather said...

I wish I could have been at the party. Jason said that Luke had a great time. Despite his fit when he wanted to drive off on Cam's new bike. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new hairdo. It looks great on you.

Brooke said...

Happy Birthday Cam! What a good sweet child you are! God is so good!!!

P.S. Your hair is adorable and Mark, do you ever age???

Mark said...


That is very sweet for you to say! But my joints feel like I am 31!! ;-)



P.S. Man Brian is HEAVY!! ;-)

Rebeccalynn_dj said...

Thanks for sharing the pitures and memories. The kids loved the party at the park. He is such a blessing.