Since we live away from all of our family, we have keep their wishlists on Amazon.com updated in order to help our family when they shop for them. Since our kids aren't around grandparents, they don't know what they are in to or what their latest must-haves are. Before each holiday or birthday, I go in and remove things they no longer want and add the latest wishes.
Just last week, Jonah and I sat on his bed for over an hour added things and taking things off. He had so much fun picking out things he wants and pointing out the things he has wanted his "whole entire life." I had to steer him away from some things with bad reviews but for the most part, he picked every single thing on his list himself.
He has finally made the turn that I knew was coming. None of his requests resemble that of a little boy. They are all big boy toys/games/video games/video game accessories/books. I couldn't help but go back and look at the items that were purchased off of that wish list over the last 7 years. I immediately saw the set of Fridge Farm Magnets that Tommy Chandler gave him for his first birthday. And, the sand and water table from Cliff and Debra. Dumbo was on there and that reminded me of him getting that from Denise as his very first Disney movie. The Baby Grand piano from Jimmy and Cathy was one of his favorites.
We are just a month away from our little guy turning 7 years old. This year has brought so many changes for him. He has his own thoughts and opinions. He's tried new things. He's become afraid of some of the things that were not issues just a year ago. He's decided he isn't a fan of Star Wars anymore but he "doesn't hate it." He has a new found love of legos and building. He loves science. He is a great reader. He loves his DS and Wii. He's still a daddy's boy. He is fun to talk to. He tells silly stories and talks with baby talk when he gets nervous.
I still have no definite plans for his birthday but I do know that I'll spend the day celebrating the sweet kiddo that he is!