Jonah turned 5 on December 18. The day he was born in NYC was a beautiful snowy day. It was so great to have a view of the snowy city out of our hospital room. That is something I will never forget... it made the day(s) of welcoming Jonah into the world seem a bit more magical... if that is possible.
Jonah is a child full of life, full of love. He really is such a loving child. He will stop what he is doing, if he is in the middle of playing, run to find me, tell me "I love you, Mommy!" and then run back to continue what he was doing. so stinkin' sweet. My life is better, much richer, much more complete because he is in it.
In this past year, we were able to take a trip out west to several national parks. We had a great time (maybe I can blog about that trip sometime).... During this trip, it was so great to see Jonah really love exploring the great outdoors. He has since talked so fondly of the hikes and adventures we went on. He was able to play on an organized sports team for the first time. It took him a little bit of time to get fully engaged, but by the end of the season he really seemed to enjoy playing soccer. He is asking to play again. He will be playing t-ball this spring. We are all looking forward to that adventure.
Jonah's latest obsession is spiderman. He also still really likes Toy Story. He is getting into legos. He says he wants to be a fireman when he grows up (that is, if the position for spiderman is not an option). He loves watching movies, loves dancing to music and loves playing with Daddy in the evenings when he gets home from work. He is an awesome, I mean, awesome, big brother. Annabelle adores him and I believe the feeling is mutual. I just pray that this relationship will continue to stay so sweet. He loves his friends, and his family.
I am so proud to be his mother. What a true blessing from the Lord children are!!
So, finally, on to the party for Jonah. He basically wanted a repeat party from his 4 year old party, so that is what we did. The party was at Catch Air and he invited several friends. Friends from school, the neighborhood, and a couple of friends from other places. He had a blast. I will post some pictures below from the party, etc.
American" dinner b/c Jonah requested macaroni and cheese as the meal, so
I added a few other very american foods and had out my 4th of July decorations
Happy Birthday to my loved and adored Jonah Samuel. I am so excited to see what God has in store for you.... more than my mind can possibly imagine or dream I am sure. Your future looks so bright. I am so blessed and so thankful for you.
A few more random pictures:
5 amazing years.