And tonight...

...as I said goodnight to the boys, I hugged Bright Eyes and said to him, "You're so squashy. I love you."

He said (slightly indistinctly), "I huvo too."

"What was that?" I asked, not willing to get too excited.

"I love you too," he said.

That's the first time he's ever told me he loves me! Yeah baby!

And just for the fun of it, I said later in the evening, "I love you buddy."

"I love you too."