So, we invited a few families from church with little ones over to help us celebrate. And it was a bit of craziness!!!
Let me paint the picture for you:
Jaxon had a great morning, enjoyed opening his gifts and playing with them. Jason blew up 150+ balloons (they're everywhere) Party starts at 2pm, Jaxon enjoys his friends for a bit, then he freaks out over the piñata. He's ready to do it now!!! He is unconsolable. While Jason and I take tuns trying to help him out, we get the party eating lunch. Finally Jaxon settles down enough to eat. He scarfs down a HUGE hot dog, and Jason and I look at each other like the worst parents in the world that we are, as we realize our poor boy was just hungry. He'd played all morning, was tired, and hadn't eaten. Woops. Note to self!
The party progresses, we're having a great time. There's face painting with Janae, Pin the Mustache on the Mario that the girls colored, AJ fashioned a Mario Style punch the coin box Mario pinata, people are playing ping-pong, all is well until:
The radiator falls off the wall, water starts jetting toward the ceiling, the men hustle about to get the water turned off and under control, the creatively support this huge HEAVY radiator, and all is well. Jaxon came in while the water was spraying and shouted, "DO IT AGAIN!"
Those American's sure do know how to throw a party!!!!
Ironically, though I really have loved watching Jaxon grow up this year. I so enjoy watching him pretend with his toys, he makes the best sound effects. I've loved watching him work on his letters and numbers at home. He is just so in the learning zone right now. He is always pointing letters and numbers out to me, he enjoys writing and drawing. All this has happened just this year.
He loves it when he comes home to a stack of library books that mom picked out for him while he was at school.
Recently he's all about being independent. Let me correct myself, he's all about being independent in a good way. This kid has ALWAYS been independent! He tells me to close my eyes, when we are getting him changed for school or bed, and Voila! He's dressed all by himself. From buttons, to zippers, to gloves, and hats. He's even been so proud of himself lately for scrubbing himself clean in his bath on his own.
The independent nature, or strong-willed part of him has been a battle at times, but I pray that it is just that very will that will bless him in his life as he grows and progresses.