Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jonah Turns Eight

We celebrated Jonah's eighth birthday with a party at our house.
The first item on the agenda was cool hair styles for the three amigos:

It was an experiment with egg whites. Jonah, Andy, and their best friend Irvaine all sported the spikes until they hit the pool a bit later in the day:

Here's the birthday crew:
The theme was Ben 10 again. Jonah L-O-V-E-S Ben 10, as do most of the other little boys around here. I'll be interested to see how popular the cartoon is in the States. Since we got rid of TV, our boys have to rely on videos and comic books of their favorite super hero.One of our guests, while reaching out to hand a card to Jonah, quickly pulled it back when she saw the "Ben 10" table decoration. She whispered to her mother, "You wrote happy eighth birthday on the card to Jonah but it's BEN who's turning TEN. How embarrassing!" I had to laugh, and I assured her they had it right the first time. In case you haven't guessed, they also don't have TV.
Dad grilled up some tasty treats:
And the big kids talked and ate together:
While the little kids enjoyed the pool:

And the even littler kids enjoyed poking each other with sticky fingers:
Then there was this:
And presents:
It's going to be sad to say goodbye to good friends but we are blessed to have made so many memories while we were here.
This may be the last pool party Jonah ever has because it's much colder in October north of the equator. I'm sure he has no idea how much he'll cherish these memories, but he will be blessed by them forever.