Today was a big day for Jamie. I gave him my word that I wouldn't blog his age...but you can read the comments because everyone seems to know anyway!
Our celebrating started Tuesday night at our favorite Mexican restaurant.
Why Tuesday? Because kids eat for free!
5 kids + free meals = we're there!
Yesterday was when we put up the birthday decorations and gave him his presents. Today was going to be a day of running here and there, and we wanted to sit back and enjoy watching him open his presents...'cause it was going to take a while.
First...his new tv. He chose this a while ago and we've already been using it.
But, we "wrapped it up" anyway just for fun.
When he got home this afternoon, we greeted him with a "Happy Birthday" song. Pretty funny since most of our kids can't sing all the right words yet, but they sure did try...loudly, too!
The first gift was from the kids. They got him a very funny card, and chipped in to pay for his concert ticket (where they're headed tonight). Kind of funny that the kids REALLY needed their allowance so they could "buy" Dad's ticket.
Then it was a homemade book entitled, "40 Things We Love About You, Dad." Did I just give away his age? Jamie read it several times last night, commenting on how it was the "little things" that they drew and wrote about, like wrestling in the livingroom, playing sports in the backyard, and going for icecream cones. They all had to show Dad which pages they drew!
I sent out an email a while ago for friends and family to send Jamie a birthday card for this big day. But they had to send it to our friend's house so it would be a surprise. We put them all in the box and wrapped it in a shoe box. Jacob thought it was pretty funny that we "fooled" Dad into thinking he got a pair of shoes!
So, we sat for quite a while listening to Jamie read through his cards. He was really touched by all the cards and notes. He rec'd cards from around the world...Germany, Norway, Japan...he had a great time.