Friday, February 27, 2009

Jonah's Birthday Celebration

Matt got tickets to the Jazz game the night before Jonah's b-day and took him on a surprise trip. As you can see, Jonah was beyond excited about that.

Jonah told me he wanted a "I love sports" party, so I told him to invite 7 friends (have you heard of that rule, as many friends as years old they are turning?) and luckily Matt took the afternoon off so he could lead them in a bunch of games.
Matt got some athletic things from the school he works for and set up drills and relays for the kids to do. It was actually warm enough for the kids to be outside, so that was a definite plus. One little girl brought her pom-poms just in case.

I kept it simple and just did some cupcakes with little footballs. The kids loved them

Doesn't Matt look "official"? (I know, that was a pretty bad one.)

Since Jonah is really into sports and follows all the teams in the newspaper, he told me exactly what he wanted for his birthday- a LA Lakers jersey. He runs out and gets the newspaper every morning and studies the sports page and he noticed that they were ranked #1, so he requested the jersey.

He was pretty happy about that. All in all, it was a great day!


Jaime said...

VERY COOL! He looks so excited:)

Tiffany said...

Happy late birthday, Jonah! Looks like it was fun.

Gabrielle said...

Lol- cute stuff. I just Love you too.

Becky said...

Looks like a great party! Mare, I love the photo of Matt and Jonah at the big game. I want a copy, please.I am thrilled that the Dads have been a big part of the birthday celebration.(Of course, the Moms always are. Thanks goodness.)
The "age/# of guests" rule I've heard of. I really think it's a good idea. I'm getting more and more excited as the days tick by. Encourage Matt to stop in route. It really is too far to drive without stopping.
Love and hugs...come soon...