Treasure Island, so last week they both had some friends join them for a play and food.
This morning Jay set his alarm to get up at 5.30am. He came into our room and I said 'don't you dare wake up Kobe - oh and happy birthday!'. He laughed and then asked if he could go on the computer until everyone else woke up. Finally at 6.30 am he got to open up his presents.
The best thing about having your birthday on school holidays is that it means you get to choose something fun to do for your birthday. We were going to go to Crazy Golf like last year, but a few days ago we heard that Zone 3 had opened up in Launceston. For years Jay had been saying how much he would love to do laser tag and had even asked us if we would take him to Hobart sometime, so he could try it. As soon as Jay heard it was finally in Launceston and not far from home, he decided that we were definitely going there for his birthday instead. We scheduled In Home Support with Di so we could leave Noah and also Kobe at home with her.
The boys had fun playing a few arcade games before our game of laser tag.
They were so excited and couldn't wait to get in and be briefed about what to do, and get the vests on to play.
Jay absolutely loved it, and so did the rest of us. We paid for two games when we first arrived, but it was so much fun that we ended up paying for a third game after playing the first two. It wasn't much more to play a third game which was good - it was only $8 a game, 2 games for $14 or 3 games for $17. The games are only short - they run for 15 minutes, but it's definitely worth the money and we will be going back for sure. The boys are already begging us to take them back tomorrow, and asking if they can use their pocket money to go back and play again. Harri still gets to choose something special to do because his birthday was on a school day, so we still get to go to Crazy Golf this week. It's so nice having so many options in Launceston now of fun things to do with the boys, even if the weather isn't great.
During the week I asked him what kind of cake he wanted and he said he wanted 'Nan's sponge cake' as it's always his favourite.
We love you Jay and look forward to the next twelve years! We just hope they don't go as fast as the last twelve years did! :)