Friday, January 13, 2012

You Are my Destiny and Nostalgia

Trin and I just finished playing "Just Dance", and the girl is creaming me!  I used to win her on every song, but somehow the tables have turned and she suddenly got GOOD.  I need to sneak and practice while she's at karate or something. 

This is hands-down my and Trin's favorite song to dance to on the game.  It is so high-energy and fun.  The original Jai Ho featured on "Slumdog Millionaire," but I like this version with the Pussycat Dolls much better.  The video leaves a little to be desired, especially with the blatantly obvious Nokia promotion at the beginning, but it's not too bad. 

Tomorrow Elijah turns eight years old.  This particular birthday really snuck up on me, because he's still such a scrawny little guy with this little pip-squeak voice.  I can't seem to stop viewing him as a five-year-old.  I know it's cliche, but Elijah's birthdays always give me relentless waves of nostalgia.  I just love him so much.  I love cuddling with him, and I love the way he pummels me with bear hugs the second I come home from work.  I love how hilariously witty he is every single day.  He brings so much laughter and joy into my life, and it scares me sometimes how quickly these moments are speeding by.

For his birthday tomorrow, we're taking him to a snow-tubing park up in Lake Arrowhead.  One of his favorite places to go to is Knott's Soak City, but we can never take him there for his birthday since it's in January.  So we decided that the tubing park would be a good winter alternative.  Same concept (either way, you're sliding down on inner-tubes), but the former has slides while the latter has hills.

For dinner, we're taking him to his favorite restaurant: IHOP.  Shan and Jer will be there too, along with Carey and Teri, my mom and dad, and a whole bunch of kids.   

I got interrupted in sort of a funny way (too long of a story to share right now though), but now I'm back.  Of course, now it's almost 11:30, and we're getting up early for our snow-tubing adventure tomorrow, so I guess I'm done after all.