< 7 hours of labor (it actually felt more like 7 minutes)
< 7 nights I have been away from him
> 7 kinds of airplanes for which he knows the technical specifications
> 7 plane rides this past year
> 7 times a day he will happily build and rebuild the Lego mail plane I brought him from Chicago
< 7 items on his birthday party menu (he'd like to serve cupcakes, raspberries, kumquats, milk, water and orange juice)
> 7 x 7 to the 7th that I love him.
edited to add: I am blogging about birthday cake over at Learning to Eat.