And a year after that, this photo came on the scene.
Another year passed and we snapped this shot.
And this past Saturday, this epic moment featuring a monster truck cake with sparkler candles was caught on tape, er, or whatever the digital equivalent to "tape" is.
Has it been three years? Has he really gotten so big? Sometimes the days seem to go slowly but the years, oh dear friends, the years go quickly.
(BTW, the birthday cake hat is family tradition. Everyone takes a photo in it on their birthdays. It's my subtle way of reminding my family I am A). Not quite stable and B). Out to humiliate them in the name of family fun. Which is code for, in charge).