So this is it. Arleigh turns 3 today.
He woke up this morning and when we wished him a 'happy birthday' he asked,
"Today is my bwfrday?"
"Why yes Arleigh! What do you think about that?"
"So it's no longer Addie's bwrfday?"
"No Arleigh, you are 3 today! How about that!?"
"Oh. So I can be 3 now. When can we put fire on da cake?"
A few very kind friends dropped by to bring little gifts to mark the big occasion and we did, eventually set fire to his 'rocket' cake. Meanwhile he's practicing how to make a "3" with his fingers and quite enjoying his special day. The next 18 years will, no doubt, be uphill with this kid, who is currenlty sporting a black eye, among other injuries.
Arleigh, we wish you 200 more birthdays, all very happy and healthy chap.