Friday, August 27, 2010

{sink fun}

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{Birthday s.u.s.h.i.}

Most of you know that Jax favorite food is SUSHI!! So unlike most kids who would choose ChuckECheese for their birthday dinner...Jack chose HYASHI. He likes the sushi their and he absolutely loves "the funny guy" that cooks the food for us.
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This year the funny guys name was Song. Song was great!! He really put on a good performance and was showering lots of attention on the birthday boy despite the fact that he kept calling him "Jake" but then again I do that too when we are all together.
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Jack introduced everyone at the table to Song and even shared his lemonade...he said that is why they gave him 2 straws...sweetie pie!
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Even though we brought his birthday cake they still came out and sang him Happy Birthday in Japenese and gave him a sundae. He later wanted us to sing him the song again in Japenese. Mark and I just looked at each other like...' do we make this up?' We didn't even try, instead we explained to him all about different languages and why people from other places speak different ways and that yes, amigo meand friend in spanish and...well it probably would have been easier to make up a quick Japenese birthday song!
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Here he is! My little man! How cool does he look in his wallet with the chain! Love this! He showed it to everyone, even Song. So when it was time to get a picture with Song he told him...'Don't forget your wallet'!
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Jack said this is going to be our new tradition on his birthday..going to Hyashi for his bday dinner. We did it last year and have a similar picture. Emma was in her Mommies tummy then though. It will be fun to watch the family grow from year to year!
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They have a cute little area behind the restaurant that I couldn't help but take some pictures of my little man...

And he even took some nice pictures with was his idea to kiss his daddy...

and his idea to cuddle and kiss me too...we didn't mind a bit!

Jack you are just the sweetest coolest 5 year old boy I know!!! I love you!!
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

{f.i.v.e} |Bloomington, Illinois Birthday Photographer

five [fahyv]
amounting to five in number.

My handsome little man is 5 today. Really? FIVE already!!? I know! It just doesn't seem possible. I feel like every year goes quicker than the last.
He is such a sweet boy. He loves his mommy and daddy and simply adores his little sister. He is kind and caring and so funny! He is generous with hugs, kisses and cuddles and tells us everynight to sleep tight and have sweet dreams.
When daddy gets home he greets him excitedly at the door and asks him how his day was. Such a thoughtful little guy.
His favorite things to eat right now are sushi, peanut butter and jelly, crazy noodles(ramein noodles) and chocolate milk. He loves popice and push pops and really enjoys walking to Gene's for chocolate icecream cones with eyes.
This year he started learning to play tennis which he really enjoys.
His best friend right now is Amare who is also our neighbor which is nice because they get to play together all the time.
Jack still enjoys playing with Batman and Spiderman. He also played with wrestlers and daddy's old GI Joe guys this year as well. But the things he hardly ever leaves the house without are his green blanket and Bongo(a cute little stuffed monkey).
We are so proud of our little 5 year old! We pray that as he embarks on the next 5, 15 & 25 years that he would continue to be the sweet caring person that he is today. And that he would always keep his sense of humor and love and excitement for life.
We love you Jack!
♥Mommy, Daddy & Ava 

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

{thE PaRTY} |Central Illinois Birthday Photographer

We MONKEYED around yesterday in honor of Jax 5th birthday!!!! I have to say it was so much fun and the kids were siLLy baNaNas!!!
We had lots' of monkeys EVERYWHERE!!!
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And plenty of bananas too...

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Well everything is all set up...where are my friends? He started watching for his guests 2 hours before party time...
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She missed all but about 10 minutes of the party because she went down for a nap...
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Time to make a wish and blowout those candles...
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And open some gifts...
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And this is a tradition every year...Jack and Aunt Heather let his balloons go as he makes a wish...

And now for some fun monkeying around pictures:





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So much fun!! Thank you to all that came this year. We really appreciate you helping us celebrate Jax life! We are so honored that he was given to us and are so proud of who he is. He is one special little boy!

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