All I can say is Wow. Just wow. Sixteen years a go this kid made me a mom for the first time. How lucky am I?
Since his birthday fell on a Sunday this year, Shawn and I took him out to breakfast on Saturday morning - all by himself. A rare treat.
He also got breakfast Sunday morning, complete with candles in his pancakes.
Shawn couldn't wait to give him this present so he made him open it first.
Samantha was as intrigued as Jonas. What could it be?
Oh yeah! Razors and shaving cream. Nothing more exciting than that!
Jonas' water polo ball cake. Fitting.
(Samantha has a thing for trying to make the weirdest/ugliest faces she can when a camera points her direction. I'm hoping this will end soon,)
Samantha also worked very hard coming up with some unique gifts to give. Here is her first piece of art work. Purple giraffe - front and back. (I suspect she initially intended to only use the back end but decided to add the front end, too.)
And this lovely note which reads, "May your day be as wonderful as a unicorn farting rainbows." Honestly, sometimes I don't know where this child comes from.
And finally, since Jonas is very well known for being extremely "punny" around here, Samantha made him some "tearable" puns. Oh my.
And of course, since this was Jonas' 16th birthday, we decided to give him a
How cool is that? So, he won't be able to drive it or anything, but still, it's an awesome car.
This is one of my absolute favorite people to be with. He is intelligent, funny, talented and so fun to be with. Not to mention that he has fantastic hair. I love the young man he has become and can't wait to see what is in his future!
Cake and ice cream to finish the night.
My two big boys.
Things have changed a little bit since the first time Shawn held him 16 years ago.
Man, I love this kid! Happy Birthday Jonas!