I know, I know, I haven't posted any birthday party pictures yet. You'll have to just hold your horses. The truth is, the camera is in the car and I'm too lazy to go get it. But let me tell you why the camera is in the car. G, J and I went to (horn section please...da da da da) INFLATE WORLD. Ok, get yer mind out of the gutter! Inflate world is this insane wharehouse space nearby that is full of GINORMOUS inflatable bouncy, slidey, crawl-through thingys. OMFG.
I saw a write up in a local-throw-the-damn-paper-in-your-yard-whether-you-like-it-or-not situations. It was amazing and Jonas had a blast. Too bad his fat out of shape parents were so fat and out of shape, because even grown ups can play!!! I swear to you there was this...this...monstrosity the height of the ruins in Tikal that my kid climbed up and slid down by himself . (ok, so it was only like thirty feet tall..but whatever, gosh!) He grinned and giggled for an hour straight. Yes there were squeals of delight and that crazy "girl scream" too. He was definately the littlest one there, but the other kids were kind enough not to squash him. The little girls kept helping him stand up..it was so awesome. So after an hour we had to drag my exhausted kid out of there, ok, we were exhausted too. But we will soooooooooooo go back there, with some skinny, in-shape surrogate parents who will bounce and play with my kiddo till he throws up!
Yeah, yeah, I took pictures of that too, you'll just have to wait.
Would it be wrong to throw the two hardworking men in front of my neighbors house into their freaking WOODCHIPPER THAT IS GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRING AT 8:00 at night KEEPING MY BABY AWAKE?????? ok, deep breath. Would it be an issue for anyone if I shoved their WHIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRING LEAF BLOWERS WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHINE??? Ok, I'm a little stressed. You would think my standing on the sidewalk with my arms crossed making an ugly face would make a difference, wouldn't you? WOULDN'T YOU??
Jonas's birthday party was a big success! He had a great time with some wonderful friends and family. He made out like a bandit in the gift department, but he's getting ready to learn about getting rid of (donating to charity) the amount of toys equal to the new ones he got. I don't know that he will understand that this year...but this will be one of our traditions.
My mom got him the "smash" cake but my lovely, sweet, well mannered boy demanded a fork to eat his cake with! (I was so proud)
The after cake-scream-like-a-banshee-run-around-the-house-like-a-maniac portion of the afternoon was probably my favorite part. There were only four kids in all two 3 yr old, jonas and a 14 month old (Jonas was the only boy). We will definately do an outside of the house deal next year so the running and screaming can be boundary-less.
I will post pics in a couple of days...wrapping up the last two weeks of school for the semester!!!
Unbeliveable...time is going by so quickly. We didn't make a huge deal about today as we are having a big party on Saturday. I did however uncontrollably sob several times today thinking about his birthmother. We are starting the tradition of lighting a candle for her (one of those big candles in a glass container) on his birthday, to honor her and her bittersweet decision to let the universe find him a new family. I imagine she is thinking of him and wondering who he is, how he is....where he is. I wish I could tell her that he is safe and happy and loved. I wish I could thank her for the sacrifice she made, the immeasurable gift she gave to me, to her son and my husband. I know she did what she did out of love, so he could have opportunities that she could not give him, but how in the world do you make the choice to send your child away, to people and places you will never know? She must have a strong faith, or a strong will...or both. Nonetheless, I will be forever grateful to you J.D-C.F., your baby is safe and loved and we will remember you to him when the time is right and he can appreciate the gift you gave to him.