on the real day!
and this year we did it up big at our new red robin and came back home for chocolate-chocolate-chip cake with the house favorite mint chip ice cream... and presents!
and now here he is... in 4th grade , playing all kinds of sports, hanging around with other fellas in the neighborhood, riding bikes and playing catch, you know, just being a kid.
he's growing into a wonderful person who has a kind heart, is helpful and still occasionally crawls in bed with me--only now we watch spongebob!
i call this an "uncle eric smile"...
he may have been tired of smiling, or he was humoring while i made him smile for me instead of opening another present!
and here are my other two favorite guys!