Today was Nico's 3rd birthday. It was awesome. I mean really, really good. From the time he woke up and saw the balloons and decorations to right now when he's settling down for bed, I have been welling up with these overwhelming emotions of gratitude that he is my son. He is so joyful and was just generally a great kid to be around. Plus, we had a really fun party-- our ex-gel group plus a few other friends, and of course Nick's parents... a good time was had by all!