And now it's this one's turn to go ahead and be all huge, all of a sudden.
Tomorrow is Ezra's eighth birthday. He has requested Angry Birds Legos, horseback riding and a cheesecake.
It is also Bube's birthday. He wants Wonder Woman, so they can get married.
Would you believe it? It's also Jimmy the Baby Bat's birthday. He wants a girl bat named Lily. Not to marry, though. They are still just babies.
And of course, we can't forget about Hobbes' birthday. He wants a wooden Thomas the Tank Engine set.
(Hobbes is about to hit the motherload, by the way, in the form of ALL OUR OLD THOMAS TRAINS. I thought I'd given them away, but found them in an unlabeled box last week. [I went looking once I realized there was no way I could justify spending this much money on a gift for a stuffed tiger I won from a claw machine.] We somehow managed to move the entire collection from one house to the next and not realize it. So...a return to the Isle of Sodor, anyone?)
I think everyone is going to have a fantastic birthday.
(He looks just as thrilled to be here as his baby photo.)