So it just happens to be my birthday today. Brian and the kids got me some nice lotions, chocolate, a giftcard to Starbucks, and a trip to Hawaii.  (OK.  It’s not an actual trip, but a DVD of Hawaiian hotspots set to relaxing music.  I’m looking forward to watching it as I wind down to sleep tonight.  Perhaps it will help relax me.)  Christian gave me two more lovely gifts today.  Gift #1 – sleeping past 6am.  Lovely!  Gift #2 – walking out of the school holding on to Miss J’s hand with a smile on his face, climbing the stairs to his seat by himself, and not a peep out of his mouth as I buckled him in.  Amazing!  I could not have been prouder!!!  He only said, “Stuck!” a couple of times on the way home, which is a request for being let out of his seat, but didn’t complain when I told him that he needed to stay stuck until we got home.  I am still in a state of shock (in the good way) over how well it went.  I knew he could do it and I’m just so proud of him!  🙂

Thought of gift #3 – pooing on the toilet.  Makes me SO happy!  🙂

Gift #4 – eating the horrible looking pizza that I made him for supper.  It looked great until I went to pull it out of the oven and it slipped between the racks landing face down in the bottom of the oven.  I was concerned that he wouldn’t eat it because it “looked funny.”  Not to worry he ate it up in less than 10 minutes!  🙂

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