Winston’s Birthday

Winston had a spectacular birthday with all kinds of presents and surprises.  San Diego Dave came with an impressive motorized Bulldozer present, Winston also received tons of cars, trains, and gadgets that he adores.  He loves his presents, he loves his new bathrobe, and he loves everyone who came over to make the day very special (I think he gave everyone a kiss on their way out the door).  Winston has been playing with all of his new gear around the clock, he received so many toys that he even lets his sister play with a couple.  After everyone had left, I was sitting on a big comfy chair and Winston was in his little comfy chair and I asked, “Winston, did your birthday party make you happy?”  He just stared at me for a couple seconds and didn’t say anything, he just looked exhausted from the greatest day of his life so far.  I asked him again, “Did you like your birthday party, did it make you happy?”  He looked at me and said, “Very happy”.  I don’t remember him using the word “very”” before and I am “very happy” he chose to use it at that moment. 

Winston turns 3 today.  3 years and about 7 months ago, I remember finding out that we would be having our first child (I am guessing, I didn’t write the date down during the madness).  That was a wild night!  People reacted a lot of different ways, but I only remember a couple reactions.  A shot of whiskey to celebrate with my Dad.  A hug with Jim Fellman & Jaclyn.  Most memorable was Jaclyn and I searching Google to see what we needed to do.  Google was quickly replaced by What To Expect When You Are Expecting.  Jaclyn would read that book every night and provide me with goofy updates, like, “Wow, according to this book, the baby inside me is now the size of a lima bean.”

We waited until he was born to find out if the baby was a boy or a girl.  When he was born, we knew we had a Winston.  I think it would have been Eleanor if he had been a girl.

Some times I look at my children and I can see all their veins under their skin, you can’t help but think it is an absolute miracle.  This little human being is built of an amazingly complex series of veins and organs and they were put together perfectly inside Jaclyn.  It is one of those things that will never cease to amaze me. 

I know Winston would want me to pass along his thanks, he really did have the time of his life.  It takes a village and these kids live in an vibrant and diverse village.  As Winston’s parent, thank you for helping us make this day special for him. 

Our good friend Kyle took some pictures at the party, please take a look at some of my very favorites, but they were all incredible.

The big guy soaking in the day

Winston loved the cake complimented with his favorite friend, Thomas the Train

Very Happy

Dalia with a ribbon from Winston’s present

Mom and Dalia enjoying the moment

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