we had a low-key celebration for miles this year. we just invited my family over for dinner and then watched miles open presents. even though it was just a few people coming over, i still wanted to make a big deal out of his birthday because i wanted miles to feel like it was a special day. we did a zoo theme and decorated the house so he would be surprised when he woke up. when wade brought him out of his room in the morning and he saw the lanterns hanging on the light he said, "ooohhh wow!" he had a good time helping me make his birthday cake and he had even more fun eating it! and he finally understands opening presents and that there are fun things inside, so it was fun to watch him get excited.