Well it has been five years since the youngest cloud farmer was born and it has been absolutely FANTASTIC! I love being a Dad and wouldn't change it for the world.
As he grows up, his birthdays become more important to him. Not, thankfully, because he expects a haul of presents (although with so many loving Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents and extended family he certainly gets more than his share..) but because he enjoys getting older and enjoying the responsibilities that come with it.
Lately he has become very big on gardening, he now has his own row of pot plants all given regular care regardless of whether said care is good for them or not. Mostly they survive. So when we were deciding on what to get him for his birthday the choice was easy.