HAPPY BIRTHDAY ISAAC!
My buddy-boy is growing up fast... eight years old and just about to start third grade. This year he wanted a Spongebob Squarepants birthday cake, and has requested a Lego set called "Mission to Mars" for his present.
Eight years ago yesterday, I was sitting at the computer IMing with a friend from California when I felt a small "pop" and knew immediately that The Baby Was Coming. Twenty-two hours later, we were surprised to welcome Isaac into the world -- surprised, since the ultrasound tech had predicted a girl, and I had been watching the screen when he did it, and it certainly looked girlish to me as well. Definitely a nice surprise, though.