Happy Birthday, Indiana Jones! His current love affairs are with Cars, Star Wars and Indiana Jones, and this boy went all out this year. He even picked out an Indiana Jones cake! To say it was a hit is putting it mildly. Of course we spoiled him silly with too many presents and lots of fun, but it was the last "little" birthday in this house. We couldn't just let it slide, that's for sure. And I know that everyone thinks the Indiana Jones whip he got for a gift from mom and dad was a bit violent and inappropriate, but we just didn't care! This kid has been flinging around a shoe lace for months now as his whip, and the plastic end on that sucker just plain HURT when he got you just right (accidentally, of course!). So when we found the cloth whip with sound effects built into the handle, well, we jumped right on that one! And he's been really good about not hitting anyone with it. He just loves to wave it in the air and sing the them song! And really, this world is way too G-rated in a lot of ways. Little boys used to have toy six-shooters, tanks, and slingshots. Even Ralphie got his Red Rider, for pete's sake! So a cloth whip? I've reconciled myself with it a long time ago!
We're just getting started, Andrew. There are so many adventures to come! And we're just thrilled to have you lead the way.... we love you so much! Happy Birthday!