He didn't know it was his birthday, or even what a birthday was, really, but when he woke up, I could here Marco talking to him over the monitor saying, "Joooonaaaas, it's your BIRTHDAY!" and Jonas giggling. Then when I walked in and said, "Good morning birthday boy!" he was ALL smiles!
Throughout the day, we didn't say much to him about his birthday... we just went along our usual business... library to exchange books, music class, lunch at home and nap.
But when he woke up, he knew things were different. My mom was there, and more people started coming over! I stuck with my plan and only had a family birthday dinner for him... which by the way cost me $100... in case you were wondering. We had the kids' grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins over... about 14 adults, 3 kids and 1 baby. It was perfect!
I made crockpot chicken tacos (recipe found here) with all the fixin's... and then we had cake, ice cream and flan for dessert! YUMMO!
Jonas was so happy to have the attention of all his family! His favorite gift was from my dad and step-mom... the movie, Toy Story 3. He held onto it for dear life throughout the party. And he kept running back and forth with his arms outstretched, yelling, "AND BEYOOOOOND!" He was thrilled!
This boy... he's hilarious!
We were so happy to have had his birthday celebration be the first of many many celebrations in our new home!