J's birthday began on Friday. Here he is singing with his teacher and his school class. I got to bring in brownies and he was so excited about it. He is a funny kid since he is so very crazy (even in front of a large crowd) and such a ham so much of the time, but sooooooo shy when he gets up in front of a group. It is one of the strangest things.
This meant that standing in front of his class was a little uncomfortable.
The next day was Saturday and the day before his birthday. As part of his birthday celebration, J, CK, V, and I went to the zoo. J loves, loves, loves animals (particularly penguins). The only way we get him to read (although he is a great reader) is to get animal books and then he can read for hours. Since he loves the animals, the zoo is the perfect place for him. I wouldn't be surprised if he someday worked at a zoo, taking care of the animals and designing habitats. I have dozens of pictures of animals that he took that day. Here are some...usually ones I took with him (He is cuter to me than all those animals after all).
And...even though he had a Sunday birthday, I think it was a great day for him. He was worried that a Sunday birthday would be too busy, but it worked out. He did get his crepes for breakfast and his steak, plantains, and black beans for his after church meal. They sang to him in Primary. He got to see his dad for a little bit in the evening. A good day for sure.
Happy, Happy Birthday, J Dear! I love you!