Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Alonzo!

Friday was Alonzo's 8th birthday! WOW! He is getting really big! This year we didn't have the traditional overblown party but I don't think he missed it much. We started the day with breakfast at the American Club. The club makes amazingly good french toast and that is just what he ate, four huge slices.

After breakfast we went to a water park with a group from the embassy. It was just lucky happenstance that this was scheduled on his birthday, but when fate smiles I say go with it! We spent a pleasant afternoon floating on a lazy river, playing in the wave pool and racing down thrilling slides. If you are in Jakarta and looking for something to do with the kids on a hot afternoon Waterbom is the bomb! He even got a round of Happy Birthday and Pangjang Umurnya (Indonesian birthday song) from all the kids on the bus on the way home!

That evening David took the boys out for bowling and pizza with a few friends from the neighborhood while I hung out with Grayson who isn't quite old enough for bowling. David was pleased to discover he still has what it takes and bowled a 200, even though it has been years since he has had a chance to go bowling. Alonzo bowled a respectable 99, not bad for a beginner! Alonzo was very pleased with his score especially since Cody only bowled a 104 and he is sixteen.

We ended the day with carrot cake (from the American Club). We had the cake decorated with the Indonesian flag for our current post, and the German flag for our upcoming posting. We followed up with a movie and popcorn in the living room. He was one tired but happy kiddo!


Terio said...

I can NOT believe you are so OLD! It sounds like you had so much fun! I LOVE French Toast and I can"t believe your mom let you eat ALL of that big plate full!
I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures from your fun day! MEOW!

I can NOT believe you said that the water park was "The Bomb" DORK!

Shannon said...

The name of the park is Waterbom pronounced Water Bomb! Play on words, DORK!

Jae said...

Happy Belated Alonzo!!! Sounds like a smashing day! :)

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday Alonzo! Your Momma & your Aunt Teri are BOTH dorks! SHEESH! Can't wait to see you guys!

benilhalk said...

Alonzo's 8th birthday was brilliant. The cake is also fabulous. We have also started the preparations for our son’s upcoming birthday bash. We are planning to host this bash at some local event space San Francisco with a large pool. Hopefully will find out a good location for this pool party.