Chad turned nine this week.
Every time we asked what sort of cake he wanted, he’d grin and say “I’m glad you asked!” and then proceed to describe a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting, topped with strawberries. He changed his mind about the cake, though, and went with brownies instead. It was very good– Chad has a fairly developed sense for what foods taste good together.
In addition to his birthday trip– he got to go to the big city with *just* mom and dad a few weeks ago, and got to pet a stingray, shop in a huge LEGO store, eat frozen yogurt, and swim– on his actual birthday he received two LEGO sets, some Thinking Putty, and a tadpole net. He was very happy.