Jon decided to spend his day shopping (for toys) in Petersburg VA. Specifically, he’s been coveting a particular toy tank at Toys R Us for many months and this was his opportunity to buy it. With his own birthday money.
Shopping makes us so tired.
The area of the alleged "McKenney Monkey" sighting, shot from the car on our way home. (Wink, wink)
Such excitement over a book makes this Mama happy!
The cake: a cruiser. Guns and torpedo tubes looked a bit like poop.
Ate lunch at Panera Bread, shopped at LOTS of places, and ended up at home for a few presents and cake. All Jon’s choices for his birthday celebration.
After starting life as TWBE (The Worst Baby Ever), Jon has grown into such a great kid. He has the best imagination I’ve ever witnessed in a child and it’s unbelievable how much he knows about military history. How many kids do you know who’d rather watch history documentaries than kid movies? We love his “costumes” and enjoy his insight to life. Though some of us might find his passion for expression a tad bit embarrassing sometimes. He has informed me that in 10 more years he’ll be old enough to enlist in the Marine Corps., with his parent’s signature. Hmmm, good thing I’ve got a few years to think about that one.
Funny side note: Bill found Jon this air gun thingy that shoots little plastic BBs. I am not a huge fan of boys and guns, but whatever. Before I’d let Bill give it to Jon as a present, I had to test it to be sure it couldn’t really hurt anyone. Yes, I shot my husband with it. And he shot me. And then we kept shooting each other and laughing uproariously about the whole thing.