This same day, a little boy came up to Aiden and asked, "How old are you?" Aiden looked him right in the eye and belted out (with great confidence), "I four years old!"
Okay - first off, he's three for a few more days, but I loved how he wanted to take this stance of "I'm a big boy and can hang with the big boys"; and second, he typically never looks at, much less talks to, any strange child or adult without me urging him to answer back. This momma was smiling ear to ear.
A couple days before, I got all three of my kids to come outside and enjoy some fresh park air. Ryan and I played a few good games of tether ball while K & A played hide-n-seek and ran around.