Monday, January 15, 2007

Jonas Party

My little boy turned 5. He's such a big boy now. He's sleeping in his new room. He has a new bed. He can get in/out of the car completley by himself including buckling and unbuckling his own seat belt. He can even make his own toast. He's such a big boy. :(

His independence is growing. Most of this weekend he played upstairs in his new room. He loved it. Guitar, army men, dinosaurs, etc. He just had a good time playing.

Friday was an all day adventure for me, I left the house by 7:50 AM and didn't get home until after 9 PM. We had lunch at Jonas's new apartment. He seems to like that a lot, because he's got his own space. He can have his alone time now, which is more and more important to him as he grows. After a while of getting to see all of his neat suff at his mom's we drove straight to Chuck-E-Cheese. We spent 3 1/2 hours there. I never thought I could have that much fun with the mouse. It was awesome. As we stood in line, another customer asked if we had a coupon, we said no, and he handed us a sheet and said, take what you want. We were thinking about a family deal that gave us a pizza, drinks and 50 tokens. There was a coupon for the same meal, with twice as many tokens and for $4 less. The kids would have had fun still, but doubling the tokens was awesome. On 55 tokens, Jonas earned 204 tickets, not bad considering his favorite games to play weren't giving out tickets. He did get lucky and get 40 from one play of a game.

Saturday was a cleaning day. Almost all day we just cleaned the house. It had been a while since we had a good cleaning day like that. The house looked awesome when it was done.

Sunday we had Jonas's birthday party. Since he doesn't like candy, cake, cookies, or most other sweets, we had asked him several weeks ago what he wanted, and gave him some options. He chose a popcorn party. It was cool. Erin found some great recipes online that she has commented on at her blog. We made a popcorn birthday cake with peanut butter and corn syrup. It sounded good and looked great, but I think was too hard. Everyone was a bit leary about it when Erin cut into it and a piece shot across the counter as it broke away.

Jonas had a blast, we had a blast, and my little boy is 5 now. We measured him and weighed him. My little boy is so big.