Yep, another photo of Micah stuck in the bean bag. If I need about five minutes of him not being into everything, I lay him in there. I know I have a little free time before he figures his way out. Bad mommy? Maybe! Exhausted mommy? Absolutely!
When Jonah woke up on his 5th birthday, he immediately wanted to play a game. The kid LOVES games. We pulled out his new I Spy game. Micah finally got up on the beanbag and was able to see the world.
As we were finishing up with the I Spy game, the phone started ringing with birthday wishes. He did enjoy hearing people sing to him and telling them all about how it feels to be 5. In between the phone calls, we played with several of his other new toys and some of his new TAG reader things.
Since his birthday fell on a Wednesday this year, we couldn't really plan anything super fun for the day because of it being a church day. And, Dan had a conference in Daytona that morning. So, we opted to just meet him for lunch. We gave Jonah the option of going anywhere he wanted and he chose Chili's "because they have blue blasts there and those are my favorite!"
We got to Chili's before Dan so I had the task of getting us settled inside with an extra set of hands. I needed to put Micah's high chair cover on so I told Jonah to hold Micah tight and not let him go. Micah thought that was HILARIOUS!!!!
Dan got there not longer after we did. The birthday boy was super happy to see his daddy. He is a daddy's boy for sure! But, as you can see in the next two pictures, he kind of likes his mommy too!
One of the best parts about having two kids is the relationship between the two of them. These boys love each other and make each other giggle more than anyone else can. It is so sweet to see.
We have a little tradition on special days to use a special red plate. I snuck it into Micah's diaper bag and gave it to our server without Jonah knowing. He was so shocked when they delivered his meal on "our special plate from home!"
My phone rang during lunch with another birthday wish for Jonah. Micah was curious about the phone so I held it up to his ear. No one was on the phone but you can't tell from his smile. He thought he was a big boy for talking on the phone like his brother.
The people at Chili's were above and beyond kind to Jonah. It was kind of a slow day so I think he got ever more attention than usual. And, the fact that he was so kind and polite to them didn't hurt things either. As we were leaving, the manager even came out to tell him how sweet he was and gave him a birthday card with a free meal coupon enclosed.
He was especially impressed with them singing to him and bringing him a dessert. He thought that was so sweet. He doesn't know they do that for everyone with a birthday.
We left Chili's and I took both boys to an appointment. They did great. I worried how Micah would do since it was past his nap time but he handled it like a pro.
By the time we left my doctor, there was only an hour until we needed to be at church. Rather than going home, we decided to stop by Jonah's old preschool to visit some of his teachers and friends. He ran into Ms. Nancy as soon as we walked in. He promptly got his birthday spanking. :-)
We headed out to the playground and saw Ms. Donna and lots of friends from the last two years. He took off to play with them while Micah and I visited with Ms. Donna and Ms. Doyle.
We went back inside and visited with Ms. Nancy for a little while. We LOVED, LOVED. LOVED our time there and LOVE the sweet teachers and friends he made. We know it was the providence of God that led us there and we are so grateful!
Micah played his little heart out while we were there. He spent the past 8 months charming Nancy so hopefully that will bode well for him in a few years when starts preschool there.
We finished the birthday night by answering the Interview Questions in Jonah's birthday book. We ask specific questions each year. It is so fun to look back at previous years to see what he said and thought.
Even though the sun set on July 27, the birthday celebration wasn't over. Stay tuned for more birthday fun.