JJ turned seven on Thursday. It’s taken me two days to get around to writing this post because of birthday celebrations and work.
He was very excited to get a Playstation 2 for his birthday. This present had been a long time coming. Around the beginning of the year he informed me that he would like a remote control game, ie a Playstation. I thought that one of these days I would get it for him, then I decided that he should earn some of it himself. Therefore the weekly money earning chart was born. For undertaking certain daily tasks, behavioural and helping around the house tasks, he would earn a certain amount of money. Some of this money was to go towards the Playstation.
I put one on layby a couple of months ago – there’s plenty of bundles that you can get if you keep your eye out and we got the console, a carry case and a game for not much more than the price of a new console by itself.
A couple of weeks ago, just before the layby period was to finish, we raided his money jar and went to the shop to get it off layby. He ended up paying about one quarter of the purchase price and it sat in my room until Thursday.
He opened it up Thursday morning and we plugged it in and got it going. I soon realised that to save games we would need a memory card. We couldn’t play for long anyhow because he had school and I had a busy day at work.
I did write JJ a note on his sandwich paper for his school lunch.
I left work early and we went to see Kung Fu Panda. I asked JJ what he thought of it afterwards and he said he didn’t like, but he LOVED it – it was brilliant. It was good to hear him truly laughing during the movie as his laugh is so infectious. He will probably go and see it again as a friend has said she will take him to see a movie for his birthday present and I don’t recall any other suitable movies being out at the moment in time for school holidays.
Afterwards we got fish and chips (his favourite food) and went home. My sister came around with another Playstation game and after eating we cranked it up again. By this time JJ’s Nanna’s birthday money paid for a memory card, which we bought after the movie, so we could save the games.
The cake pictured above was for last weekend’s festivities which JJ informed me was much more fun here than at the football. Here’s some more pictures of the cake from last weekend.
To top his birthday off, he thanked me the next morning for a great birthday and for his presents which he really likes. Happy seventh year darlin’.
Fantastic photos and I love the cake, it looks delicious!
Great to hear he had such a fun time 😀
It is such thoughtful that he remembered to thank you!
Jayne, the cake was pretty delicious. It’s a chocolate cake and one that a kid allergic to nuts and dairy could have because it doesn’t contain any of those things. Although the icing negates the dairy allergy thing because of the butter and cream cheese!
PlanningQueen – yes I was pleasantly surprised that he thanked me. He’s getting better at that sort of thing.
What a great party! And that is smart to let him earn a bit of it himself too….I can’t believe he is growing up so fast…impossible!
Stacie, he is growing up too fast. I have to remind myself to make the most of these years until he turns into a teenager and doesn’t want to hang out with me so much. Then I’ll look back and miss these days.
I love this cake – so would my boys to eat all the Smarties off the top.
Glad JJ had a Happy birthday and got what he wanted. That smiel says it all.
You inspired me -I am making another cake tomorrow 2 -just with Smarties on top LOL
JJ and Lily share the same birthday! Hope you had a lovely day too.
That cake just has me drooling all over my keyboard.
TMI, I know. 😉
Happy birthday to JJ and have fun with the playstation over the holidays (just 3 days of school left now).
Tiff, happy birthday to Lily. Apart from being flat out at work I had a good day. I did leave work a bit early though!
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