On Tuesday (the day before Jon's birthday) I told Dominic that it was Daddy's birthday tomorrow and showed him what "we" had gotten him. Jon had requested several movies. Dominic was all excited and was having a hard time keeping it a secret. As soon as Jon walked in the door Dominic greeted him with "Daddy, it's your birthday tomorrow and we have a present for you hidden in the bedroom." I stopped him from telling what the present was, but just barely. Jon was, of course, amused. Then later that evening Jon turned on the tv in the bedroom to check the weather. Dominic was sitting at the table playing and yelled to Jon. "Daddy, are you watching your birthday movie?" Thankfully Jon didn't hear, but I learned my lesson about telling a 3 yr old to keep a secret. =)
Dominic was so excited to make Jon's "cake" (a layered dessert) that he requests every year. He wanted candles and us to sing to him. I guess now that we have kids our birthdays won't be able to pass by unnoticed. =)
A dear friend of ours volunteered to watch the kids so Jon and I could go on a date. So we went and saw Avatar. It certainly wouldn't have been my choice, but I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed it.
Happy Birthday, Jon! And a big thank you to Seka for being such a great friend.