Sam is extremely excited about the prospect of his fifth birthday. This excitement began soon after Micah's January birthday and was, I suspect, fueled by well-meaning but misguided older siblings.
My policy is to avoid discussing birthdays until a week before the big day, thereby minimizing expectations. With a bossy older sister and party-lovin' older brother, though, Sam could hardly avoid the birthday hysteria.
The list included:
Lego knight set
Lego Pharaoh Quest
I'm not completely familiar with all of these items but they seem like what one might expect from a little boy.
What I didn't expect were the following:
apple muffin maker
watch (why? he can't tell time yet!)
And the one that still makes me chuckle: a cookie launcher. What that is or where he got the notion, I do not know, but it's pretty funny.
Then again, maybe I'm thinking too literally and he is talking about computer programming. I always knew I'd give birth to a genius.