Jax turned 6. Seems impossible, yet, here we are.
First let’s address why he’s wearing pink PJs in these present opening pictures. The night before we were driving home from Karate and McKay fell asleep in the car and he stayed asleep when I carried him up to his bed when we arrived home. So McKay was sleeping in the boys’ room and I let Jax have a sleepover in Sadie’s room since it was his birthday and I didn’t want Jax to wake McKay. So, Jax wore Sadie’s PJs to bed instead of us risking waking McKay by getting Jax’s PJs out of his room. Clear as mud? I know I could re-write that but I’m feeling lazy. Sorry.
Anyways, Ben arrived home from YMs and thankfully helped me decorate the house and finish wrapping presents. When I say helped me….he did it all. I was feeling sick so I sat and watched. Sadie had already done a lot of the wrapping. She is so helpful with that! Just like her daddy.
This year he requested karate presents. Karate presents???? Wasn’t sure what that meant and he didn’t either. He kindof likes Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, because of their fighting and combat scenes. He doesn’t watch the shows often (I hate both those shows so I limit) but I bought him a few of those gifts. He liked them lots.
Later that morning my mom came over and we all went out to a toy store to let Jax pick out his presents from my parents. He was so happy! After some searching we finally found what he was looking for at Target. He picked out a transformer, lego warrior guy, and a power ranger dinosaur toy of some type. It brought him so much happiness! I was feeling really, really sick that morning so my mom coming over was a helpful distraction for all of us.
That afternoon we went to RE Olds park for his family party. We were worried we’d need to cancel because I had a sore throat, but thankfully, the family was still okay with meeting! Seems like we’re always sick on Jax’s birthday. So happy it didn’t interfere this year, though!
Jax loves, loves, loves his cousins. They are his best friends and an afternoon running around the park with them and eating sweets is his all time favorite thing! Unfortunately I forgot my camera but Ben snapped some with his phone. Mostly we let the kids run free, but Joseph and Ben set up a little obstacle course (thanks for the inspiration Matt) and the kids thoroughly enjoyed that! They also enjoyed destroying the boys’ homemade pinata. Though, some unfair candy distribution led to a few disappointed kids, Jax included. He was exhausted by the end of the party and practically cried himself to sleep that night from emotional exhaustion. It’s his party and he’ll cry if he wants to, I guess. Overall, my lovely little six year old had a super fun day!
A few questions I asked Jax:
What was the best part of your birthday? When we did the obstacle course game and when we had to throw the ball to see who got it the furthest.
Who is your best friend? Jamsie.
What was your favorite toy? The Power Ranger dinosaur toy from Mimi.
What made you feel the most loved on your birthday? Opening the presents at my birthday party.
What else did you like about your birthday? The pinata and the cake that had my name on it. Okay that’s enough, Mom.