Jonathan will officially be 9 tomorrow, but we began the celebration yesterday by continuing what seems to have become a tradition: picking him (and her on her birthday) up from school at lunchtime and taking him out for lunch. Of course, they never make it back to school.
Yesterday, after some deliberation, he chose A&W for the lunch.
Then, it was off to purchase his birthday present. Since it was to be roller blades, we really needed to have him try them on. This is wintertime in Canada, so those kinds of skates were packed away with only ice skates on display, but I had obtained the stock number online, and the clerk was able to find them in the stockroom.
Being adept on ice skates, he had no problem trying them out at the store. In fact, he skated up and down the aisle a lot while we determined that they seemed to fit well with no nasty rubbing.
He didn't want to stop, but we finally prevailed upon him to pack them away.
The next step was to head to the donut shop. We just used the drive-through and indulged at home.
At home, there was much much skating back and forth in our little kitchen. He had a blast but won't get much real skating done for months now. Even if you're not family, you may wish to check out the clip briefly to see how much fun he (and we) are having.
This was part 1 of his birthday. Today, he will celebrate with Dad and friends. Tomorrow, his actual birthday, Shauna will have a family lunch and cake. Well, not really cake, which he doesn't prefer, but a dozen donuts. I shall report back.
As an afterthought, I am including a shorter clip of him trying out his skates in the store.