So here is our recent birthday boy, before --in March, 2003, and after, on his 8th birthday. Goodness! Time sure flies. The kid is still mommy's boy, but he's expanding his activities. As you can see, he loves to pretend to be a soldier. He also likes to dress up as a knight and a cop. Computer games are fun, too, and sometimes he takes time to play with the remote control vehicle he got for his birthday. Which also happens to scare the bejabbers out of the poor dog. This year's menu for him included meatballs and spaghetti; chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, chocolate shavings and green chocolate sprinkles; and finally, chocolate malt ice cream. That's a lotta chocolate! Each boy gets to choose his menu for dinner on his big day. They could choose fancy decorated cakes, also, but I think I've made four chocolate cakes in a row this year! (papa counts, too!) Everyone likes something a little different though, so we break it up a bit. BW would like to thank his grandmas and Auntie Jana & Uncle Bill for their kind wishes and gifts. Grandpa Wilder treated us to a day at the waterpark, and with all that excitement, BW said it was "one of my funnest days EVER".