Yesterday was Ben's birthday and we celebrated "pirate" style. Of course Sam was THRILLED with everything... he spoke in this raspy pirate voice the whole time and told me that I make "good pirate food." He led Ben on a treasure hunt in the backyard to find his birthday loot and when I popped the balloons today he said, "Goodbye pirate balloons. I will miss you, but I'll see you again at my pirate party!" Yep, just like his mom. He's already getting ready for his party in November! I hope Ben had a fun time too. I'm surprising him with a less kidlike birthday celebration next week. He works so hard for our family and we love him so much!