This morning while we were getting ready for church, I told Jax it was his birthday. I asked him how old he was and he answered he was two! (Even demostrated with his fingers in all!) I laughed and showed him he was three, he could hold up three fingers! That got him pretty excited.
So at church this morning, anyone that Jax talked to got told that Jax was three. One, two, three…fingers! How cute is that!?
When we came home from church, Jax opened his gifts.
He is now a proud owner of a Magna-Doodle. He loves this thing!
While walking out at church, Justin casually mentioned that we should take Jax to Chuck E. Cheese. I thought it was a great idea, but there was one conflict. The Seahawks game! We decided that we would go there in the afternoon and eat there for dinner. With our “problem” being solved, we turned on the tv to a score of 21-0. The zero was for the ‘hawks. Oh boy. No need to worry about the conflict…we headed out for Chuck E. Cheese for lunch!
Jax got so excited when he saw the mouse. Although he calls it a cat. It seems that Chuck E. Cheese advertises and sponsers shows on PBS. So Jax immediately recognized him and wanted to go inside. Good job, PBS and Mr. Cheese. You’re plan worked. My kid was immediately for this even though he had no idea what to expect!
The first order of business? The slide, of course!
He chatted on the phone too.
Both Jax and Justin got in on the fun with basketball. Clearly, Jax gets distracted easily.
This skee ball thing was one of Jax’s favorites. Problem was, he had terrible aim. So, his ball occasionally went into the next lane and scored for the next kid. I was just glad he didn’t hit anyone with those balls.
This was his solution to his bad aim.
It didn’t help much. Good thinking though.
Bob the Builder and him drove around…he loved Bob cause he had boots on. Even at three, he knows that boots are totally in right now!
And you can’t fully enjoy Chuck E. Cheese unless you have atleast one meltdown.
This was short lived since he quickly got preoccupied with something else.
Jax liked to drive this train around too.
I think any parent that survives Chuck E. Cheese deserves an award. It wore me out. Or maybe I deserve an award since I’m 33 weeks pregnant and was chasing after him half of the time. He ran so fast. Poor Julianne and I had to keep up with him! I think we won’t need to visit there again for another year or so. Ha!
But as for the reward, I’m not asking for much. Just maybe a t-shirt that says, “I survived Chuck E. Cheese with my child and lived to tell about it.” Hey, it’s the truth!
But in all seriousness, Jax had a blast. Justin and I had fun watching him get so excited about all the different games and rides. It was a good choice for a spur of the moment afternoon fun.
And our birthday celebration wasn’t over yet.
We came home and cooked. Jax helped me make his cupcakes.
Once we had frosted our cupcakes, we started Despicable Me. He’s been eyeing the preview of it on iTunes so we thought we’d watch it with him. He thought it was funny, but as we guess, he only got through half of it. He doesn’t sit still long enough for movies yet. We’ll finish the rest tomorrow. In the meantime, Jax was one worn out kid! I’m glad he had fun on his birthday!