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Jonny's 5th Birthday Party

The party was a success, but I still can't believe that Jonny will be five tomorrow.  I've been feeling pretty funky and sad about it; much the way I felt when he turned one.  He's quite excited about being five, though, and is already talking about what he wants to do when he turns six.  Whoa!  Slow down there, buddy!  Let's take one year at a time, ok?

The kids all had a blast with the water stuff.  Funny - the baby pool/sprinkler thing was the most popular!  They got a kick out of their goodie bag loot, with the "spider slime" being the biggest hit.  They figured out that if you put it in the water, it gets even slimier.  Lovely!

Jonny was hilarious.  Dad brought him over just before 1:00, and the first thing out of his mouth was, "I am ready to PAR-TAY!" complete with a little dance.  I already had all the Spiderman decorations up when he got there - he let out a big squeal when he saw them.

I was running around too much to take many photos, but I did get some.  Hopefully Sharon and my dad will send me some, too - they took a lot.

Cake!
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I did manage to capture a few cute videos...

Lots of kids; one cake
The precursor to this video is that my mom always insists on cutting cake with dental floss, because it doesn't mess up the icing like a knife does.  This is true, but generally a bunch of kids don't care if the icing is messed up (and really, do adults?)  In my opinion it takes longer to cut cake with dental floss, and you still have to get a serving utensil to actually serve the cake, so why not just use a knife in the first place?

Anyway, we had this whole discussion, and she still insisted on using the dental floss, but then decided she needed to find a knife to cut some of the pieces, leaving one cake surrounded by several 3-5 year olds.  Did you really think they wouldn't touch the cake?



Car chase
Sharon's oldest, Christopher was playing with Levi's remote-control car.  Levi had fun trying to chase it down.  The extreme close-up at the end is one of our neighbor's kids, Evan.




As I was cleaning up later in the evening, I discovered that I'd forgotten to put out the potato salad.  I called my mom to laugh about it, and my dad ended up coming back over to have another burger and some "tater salad."  He took some home, and I brought the rest of it to work today.

Overall, it was a really good day.  Tomorrow is Jonny's actual birthday, so we'll do dinner over at mom and dad's in the evening.  I'm taking the day off work, and Lee doesn't have to be at work until 4pm, so we'll do something with him tomorrow, but I haven't figured out what yet.  Probably the zoo or COSI.