Brandon turned 3 on Monday and to celebrate we had a totally overdone but small Buzz Lightyear birthday party for him. He behaved wonderfully (with the exception of a play boycot at the beginning because we wouldn’t give him a cupcake). He sat at the table and did a craft with the other kids and ate pizza, then sat smiling while everyone sang him Happy Birthday and he blew out the candles (it was just a coincidence that Joe was behind him when they actually went out–wink, wink). Then we opened presents and he loved everything, especially his Buzz Lightyear and Zurg toys that he has to sleep with every night now. He gave everyone a thank you hug and some unwanted kisses, but it was the thought that counts. He has changed so much this year. He now has an unlimited vocabulary, he is working on sentences and will “talk” a stranger’s ear off, he isn’t nearly as shy around other kids, especially if he knows them, and he has turned into a little boy, running and jumping on everything. He evented Balloon Knun-chucks and has turned our living room into a mini-Wipe-Out course. He’s not a baby anymore (big sigh, here) but he still loves to cuddle and hug on mommy when he isn’t trying to karate chop me!