Today we are celebrating Carter's third birthday (or as his uncle Scott puts it, the completion of his third trip around the sun). Unfortunately, everyone in the Herron household has been struck down by a nasty respiratory infection at varying levels of severity. Poor Carter is so uncomfortable, he did not want to open presents or eat the simple, frosting-less cranberry cake that he has been requesting for weeks. But, he was a real trooper, opening the present that his visiting Bistak grandparents brought and blowing out the candles on his cake. Here are photos from today, and one from a healthier time a couple of days ago, with Carter frolicking in his eagle hat.