Simply Put ~ Max's Birthday is going to feel like a Marathon this year. I really hope I don't lose steam. Apparently my reserved borderline shy child went to school on Friday proud as can be with cupcakes and goody bags in tote exclaiming to the class that it was his birthday and he was having 3 parties. . . . . a school party. . . a friend party. . . a family party. He is pretty excited to be age 5. Heck he even started wiping his own bum. So I'm pretty excited he is age 5. For no apparent reason this is a magical age were Max can start doing all sort of new tricks all by himself. Age 5 is GOOD! Wish me Luck on the Marathon Birthday!