There is nothing more special than seeing a little boy’s eyes light up when he sees his favorite toy come to life. This weekend my little grand baby Patrick, turned two. Not only did we celebrate Patrick, but also his mommy, my daughter Jordan, who shares his birthday too, making the day extra special. Patrick loves Mickey Mouse. We have seen a progression of characters take top spot over the months from Elmo, various Sesame Street characters, Dora, Barney and now Mickey and the gang. To make Patrick’s birthday extra special, his auntie Elizabeth decided Mickey should definitely come to the party and found a life-size costume on eBay. From then on, the party planning was on high alert, with so many details, the girls did Pinterest proud. Saturday was the big day, and Patrick was so excited. The decorations and all of the touches were so clever, from the candy bar, to the Oreo mouse ears on a stick, even a Mickey piñata! The attention to detail, was incredible! Finally, Mickey arrived. We were nervous that a life-size Mickey might actually scare Patrick, but that was not the case. Mickey came into the room and Patrick’s mouth dropped open and he started to walk to Mickey and said hi. Within minutes, they were doing the hotdog dance and posing for pictures. I don’t know who was more thrilled, mom, auntie, Patrick or the rest of us who will never forget the look of pure joy on Patrick’s face when he got to share his second birthday with Mickey Mouse.