Sunday, January 14, 2007
Nate's 6th Birthday
Yesterday, January 13, 2007, Nathan turned 6 years old. I woke up around 6:45AM, and puttered on the computer for a little while, while the rest of the house slept. At around 7:15, Nate came down and greeted me. In honor of his birthday, I showed him a Mickey Mouse Gamecube game I'd bought last week (Disney's Magical Mirror). It was pretty bad, as is usually the case with licensed games, but we gave it a shot.
I thought that maybe Nate would like the game, as he's younger and therefore might be a less discriminating gamer, but soon after we began, Nate also decided the game was pretty bad, and we took the disc out and put it away.
We then put in Chibi Robo. Chibi Robo is a cute little game where your character is a 4-inch tall robot, whose mission in life is to make the Sanderson family happy. You do this but giving the daughter flowers, cleaning the house, etc...
It's actually a fun game, and Nate took a liking to it as soon as all of the introductory clips ended and he was able to actually do things.
After an hour-and-a-half or so of playing videogames, we went for breakfast. Nate wanted it to be a guys-only event, so we let Maren and Mom sleep in, and the two of us drove to Friendly's. It being Nate's birthday, he had a large pancake with M&M's mixed in the batter, and a hot chocolate with whipped cream. The Friendly's folks gave Nate a Happy Birthday balloon, and then we went home.
We collected Maren and Jessica and drove to Jessica's parent's new apartment, where we collected the two of them and Jessica's sister, Elissa. The seven of us proceeded to drive about 45 minutes North, to visit Jessica's Poppie Jim. We visited Poppie for a little while, watched the beginning of the Colts/Ravens game, and then left to go home. On the way back home we picked up some Chinese food for dinner, and ate it at Jess' parent's place, while Nate and Maren ran around and we watched the beginning of the Saints/Eagles game. After dinner, Jessica, Maren, Nate and I drove home. As the second quarter of the Saints game ended, we pulled in to the driveway.
Jess put Nate to bed, I put Maren to bed, and watched the end of the game. As Nate's birthday came to an end, I began updating this blog (see the multiple posts below), and went to bed.