Dan sometimes has weeks where he barely sees Jonah. Between funerals and meetings and other responsibilities, there are very few moments left in some days for them to hang out. On those weeks, Dan makes sure to spend as much of his day off doing what Jonah wants so they can have that time together. We always look for new things to do with him since we live in a new place. I ordered the Orlando Entertainment book a few weeks ago when they put it on special for $5. We needed to go to the Apple Store in Altamonte Springs anyway so we looked for something that direction. I found a coupon for a place called Birthday World. So, off we went!
I asked Jonah to smile for a picture under the sign before we went it. After he (sort of) obliged, he asked if he could make his scary face for another picture. As you can see, I don't think he will cause too much fright with that "scary" face!
This place was an air conditioned building with inflatables, black light golf, amusement park rides and video games. Our coupon allowed him to play as long as he wanted and included 50 tokens for $10. Parents are free! Let me just tell you, that was $10 well spent. We were there for almost 4 hours and he played his little heart out. There was only one other kid in the entire place. This was back on June 4, so school was still in. It was very nice to be in there almost alone.
Dan and Jonah played a rousing game of Hungry, Hungry Hippo. Jonah's score is on the left and Dan on the right. Jonah was killing Dan. I asked Dan if he was letting Jonah win. He looked at me and said "I WISH!" Apparently, Jonah is gifted at that game.
It was a fun day to spend together as a family. Well, together if you don't count the hour I spent next door getting a pedicure. :-)