So as I mentioned earlier, Sam turned 5 and we had a party. Thanks to all who helped, drove for hours, sent gifts and well wishes and called. Sam had a GREAT birthday party!!! He loved all his gifts and has whipped himself into a frenzy trying to play with everything at once. The cake is finally gone (thanks, too, to all who helped me eat all the leftovers!!!) and the wrapping paper is in the trash but Sam is still in birthday heaven!!