Griffin had his 3rd birthday party today. He decided at least 6 months ago it should be a Cars birthday party. Thank you Jan for sending the cake pan & decorations down. Everything was a hit for kid and parent alike. We decided to do a friends party this year. After much entertaining this holiday season, we were a bit tuckered out of the large group craziness (it good craziness every month or so, not 4 times a month). Anyway, the little neighbor friends came over for some fun, they each made their own pizza, we ate pizza, we had cake, opened presents, and played some more. Also, two of the top people on his list came to see him for a couple of days, Grandma & Papa. He loved having them here (as we all did). It was a special treat for him. Also, thanks Papa for helping get the basement bathroom finished. We are quite pleased with how it turned out (like Griffin would say). Which reminds me of something he said today, "I'm nervous about ..." It's funny to hear him try out new words. Of course he had nothing to be nervous about, but had to use it. He's quite the little guy. Still loves his hockey (now he sports a helmet, elbow pads & hockey gloves... and that's playing alone inside). His favorite movie is Cars and favorite TV show is Dinosaur Train, while his favorite book is The Beginner's Bible. Dinos, trains, reading books and playing cars are on his daily to-do list. He's quite the active little boy doing almost anything that is posed to him (skating, sledding, riding bike, soccer, baseball, jumping from heights, rolling down hills, hiking, climbing, etc.) He's a boy's boy... except when he asks to wear tights, sparkly shoes, tutu's and tiaras like his sister or cousins. We love him like crazy. Happy Birthday Buba.