1. Ripken has a new favorite song: Happy Birthday. He likes to walk up to mommy or daddy and say “Happy Birthday” and then launches into the song. If we’re in the car singing, we always end up singing Happy Birthday to Mommy then Daddy then Ripken then Camden….sometimes more than once.

2. At CostCo today, Rip got his standard fruit smoothie. The straw was lost in the parking lot so he drank straight from the cup in the car. On the way home Daddy told Ripken he was a mess and Rip replied “I’m a mess!” with a big emphasis on “mess”. Made Mommy & Daddy laugh pretty hard.