Thursday, November 12, 2009
Aaron's Birthday Party
Jonah was super excited to attend our neighbor's birthday party a couple of weeks ago. It was on a Sunday afternoon so we rushed home from lunch so we could get there on time. He was completely unaware that he would not know anyone there. (except for the birthday boy.) I love this age because he isn't held back by the things that cause us fear.
Aaron, the birthday boy turned 4 years old. Jonah was quite impressed with the toys in his room. He was most impressed with the weed eater. He played with that thing the majority of the time we were there.
Josh and Christie did a great job with the party theme and games. Scooby Doo is Aaron's favorite so that was the theme. They even had a pinata. It wasn't until Aaron's party that I realized Jonah has only seen one pinata and that was at Natalie's party on his 2nd birthday. He was completely engaged during this party of the party. Look at his face and eyes in these pictures.
When the candy dropped to the floor, he just stood there. He had no idea what to do. He was amazed that candy was falling from the sky. The whole process of the pinata was fun to watch because he was just enamoured!
The best part of Aaron's party was the "Armocken" Jonah got. We all call it a harmonica but even with tons of correction, he still calls it his "red armocken." He plays it every day still. Sometimes, we will be out and about and he will ask me "Mommy, do you remember where my red armocken is?"
Aaron opened his gifts and Jonah gasped when saw a John Deere toy. He told all the kids that MeMaw has a John Deere tractor and he drove it. Then, he opened a hummer toy from Bass Pro Shop. This set has a dog on it just like the boat set that Cliff and Beppa gave Jonah last year. Jonah decided that night that the dog's name was Sassy. When Aaron opened this gift, Jonah yelled, "That's my Sassy! How did she get in that box???"
The kids all went outside to play for a little bit then it was time to say goodbye. We were able to meet even more neighbors and some kids from Jonah's school. I think he is going to like living here. :-)