Yesterday Jonny turned four. How time flies! Unfortunately, I forgot to rearrange my work schedule, and things were busier than usual at the office, so I came home rather late. 😦
The older boys didn’t seem to mind too much, and they greeted me enthusiastically at the door. They were so excited. I actually was impressed at how patient they were, waiting until late evening before cake, ice cream, or presents! Mark was making bake and shark for dinner when I arrived. Dinner was delicious – the fish was seasoned nicely, even if some of the bakes were a little charred. 😉
Then we opened presents. The funniest part of the evening was when Isaac gave Jonny his present. He said, “Jonny, I bought this for both of us!” So now the truth comes out!
Then we had cake and ice cream. The cake was a homemade chocolate box cake (I baked it, Aliyah decorated it). Thank goodness Jonny isn’t yet at the age where he wants an expensive store-bought cake! Ben had a little ice cream, really enjoyed it, and gave us some big, runny smilies. 🙂
The only problem with having birthday festivities late on a weeknight is that little boys don’t want to go to bed and leave behind brand-new, just-opened toys! I’ll have to plan better for next year.
Here is a video of Ben playing his toy piano. He has just realized that he can make some really cool sounds with it.
The quality is lousy because I used our still camera to make the video. Our video camera makes mini-DVD’s, and I haven’t figured out how to turn those into something I can post online. Besides, the DVD player on this laptop doesn’t work anymore. Time for a new computer, don’t you think? Mark says we should get a Mac. Any suggestions?