i WILL do the birthday post, but it will take some time to upload, edit, choose, etc. so give me a few days! i just had to share this quick conversation grant & i had on Sunday night. one of his favorite questions to ask is, "Where are we going today (or tomorrow)?" so Sunday night i was getting him ready for bed and he asked me where we were going tomorrow. i told him we were all staying home because it was a holiday. He then said, "Mom are we celebrating Kwanzaa?" i about died laughing. he really didn't get it because he was totally serious. when i explained that no, Kwanzaa was around Christmas, he asked if we were celebrating that other holiday with the candles. i knew what he was talking about, but all i could say is no, that's a Jewish holiday. he kept asking me what it was called & although i know what it is, the word just would not come to me. it was LATE & it had been a LONG few days!! about an hour later when we were laying in his bed, he said, "Mom, I think it's called Hanukkah." Why, yes, yes it is, but no that's still not why we're home. he doesn't really get the whole war / military thing just yet, even though i tried to explain it. the way his little mind works (ALL OF THE TIME!!) totally cracks me up (except when i'd like to be sleeping)!