mom got home and john told me to leave the room until i was called.after about 15 minutes i was called and looked on the coffee table and saw my gift. i was ready to open it and mom told me to open the cards first. then when i opened my gift i had to go through a buuuuuunch of bubble paper then more paper, and finally i got to my gift......a cd player. i have always had to beg my brother for his on trips and now i have mine. he looked at me and said i will enjoy this on trips. i don't think so michael! this is mine.(vbg) then i got a james galway cd (flute player) to go with my others. then mom told me to close my eyes and when i turned around there was an ice cream cake with a baby picture on it of me. it was soooooo cute. of course it was ......i was on it)))) and have a very happy birthday too anglepug. thank you lisa very much for the post! thanks everyone.