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Had a pretty enjoyable birthday day for Max. Opened some presents in the morning, a couple more in the afternoon, and the remainder at his birthday dinner at Kat's parents house.
Oh, and the cake was delicious too:
What I initially considered the definite highlight came fairly early. Early enough for it to be topped later on, apparently.
Kat and I gave Max a globe for his 4th birthday, one that has a 'plane' attached which can be controlled with a joystick. It's got some fairly advanced features that are a bit beyond him at this point, but he's finding it interesting enough to just 'fly' the plane around the world, occasionally clicking on various points of interest. He'll grow into the games and other features soon enough, I'm sure.
Anyway. My sister Sue called not long after he'd opened it and during their chat the following exchange took place:
"You know what Mommy and Dada gave me for a present?"
"What did they give you?"
"The whole Earth!"
I pretty much lost it instantly. I was certain it couldn't be outdone by anything else that could happen today.
So then I stopped by Kat's parents house this afternoon to drop off dinner food before running to the bakery to pick up his cake. Max was there, along with Natalie, and they were playing with his new toy (because of course he brought it with him when he went up earlier). When Max saw me he had this to say:
"Dada, look! My toy! Natalie and I are controlling the Earth!"
This kid, you guys. Anyway, here's a less than perfect picture of him and his new toy, while he was giving Miles a turn to play with it:
Happy birthday, you funny little man.