Happy Birthday Jimmy!

Jimmy and Dave on the New Merry-Go-Round
Happy Birthday Jimmy!: My son
Jimmy Aiello turns the big "2" today.
Here's a photo of the two of us
when we were riding the new
carousel at Sesame Place a couple
of weeks ago. [ Photo: Kathleen Aiello
via Flickr ]

I've been insanely busy this week, but I wanted to take a moment to wish my son Jimmy Aiello, the happiest two-year-old in Newtown, a happy birthday.

Jimmy has come a long way in a year. He looks a lot more like a little boy to me than a baby, and he has developed a real appreciation for trucks and trains. We play with them every day.

I've been fortunate to be able to spend a lot of time with him over the past few weeks, and I see the delighted reaction of complete strangers when he tries to engage them in conversation. I know that most little children get extra attention from nice people at stores and around most towns. But I feel like he's got some combination of personality and cuteness that brings out the best in the people he meets.

Kathleen and I are taking Jimmy to the Philadelphia Zoo in a few hours. I haven't been there in at least 25 years. I'm sure we'll have a blast.

Jimmy's party is on Saturday in the backyard. Lots of friends and family will be there.

We love you, Jimmy! Let's have another great year.