I'd actually decided the day after I posted that last entry. Melkamu needed a breathing treatment and we always read books while we do them. He scampered over to his bookshelf and grabbed his Elmo "If you're happy and you know it" puppet book thing. The look of joy on his face when he handed it to me pretty much nailed it down.
Of course, now I have to make an Elmo costume. I bought the material today. It cost as much as buying a costume. Remind me about that next year.
Anyway, I made Patrick blue fleece pants to be Cookie Monster when he was 3 (he already had a great fleecy Cookie Monster sweatshirt, and I also made him a bag like a chocolate-chip cookie for his candy. Man, that was a great costume. I'll have to post a photo), so I feel confident that the pants will be easy enough. The sweatshirt--I'm a little nervous, since I'm planning to make it hooded and stick Elmo eyes on top. But hey, he's not even 2 and he's as likely to get freaked out about it as he is to really enjoy it.
Either way, I know he'll be adorable!