Both of the kids have had birthdays and both of them say they don’t feel older and ask when will they feel their age. Alice is wondering when she will feel six, I told her she’ll wake up one day and just will. I don’t feel 29, what is 29 supposed to feel like? I don’t worry about age though, so maybe that’s it.
Jake had a great day – he’s such a happy, easy going, good natured kid. He and Chris worked out a plan of what we were supposed to do today: watch a movie, play video games, eat at Chick Fil A so he and Alice could play in the play area. Once we got the pictures (JCPenney’s this time and WOW the girl was awesome, the prices were much better then Sears and I walked away very happy) taken, we ate then went to the craft store. Jake picked out a few things and when we checked out he asked to have his things in his own bag and told the checker we were headed to Target where he was going to “buy whatever he wanted” because it was his birthday. haha, love that.
We met Chris at Chick Fil A and the kids played in the play area, walking out completely sweaty and having made five or six new friends. We chatted with the Dad of three of them until they left – Jake asked if the dad knew it was Jake’s birthday and that he is four now. When we left a woman who works for Chick Fil A gave him a balloon and a little cow (you know CFA right? They have cows in their ads talking about how chicken tastes better, etc.) – he was so happy! He smiled at her so big and softly said thank you. When she walked by me I thanked her and she said just to see a smile like that over a balloon made her day. My Mom called this evening and Jake was so busy playing video games, he listened to her sing and talked for just a minute before getting off the phone.
Now we have a birthday party to plan for! Anyone think it is crazy to change from an at home party with a taco bar to a bowling party and ordering pizza? I’m just not in the mood to clean. Hahaha