Jonathan turned 11 while we were in Ohio! We actually started celebrating early, before we left. Bob took Nathan, Luke, and Jonathan to Nathan's new favorite place, a military surplus store, for Nathan to get one last thing for PJOC, which is coming up soon. Jonathan fell in love with this hat, so Bob bought him an early birthday present. It's sort of an "Ohio Jonny" look.
Jonathan is such a fun addition to our family! You might think that being the 4th boy, he would constantly be trying to keep up with his older brothers, but he very much marches to the beat of his own drum. He's still got the artistic talent, and he is also very interested in birds. He tells us he would like to be an ornithologist when he grows up. He really wants to get a pet bird, but I've told him he has to wait a few years. It took several years for us to get a bunny, and I always wanted one of those! Birds are so loud and messy, LOL--I think more noise in the house would drive me over the edge right now! And we really don't have room anywhere for another cage. In the meantime, we were all pleased to see that our birdhouse in the front yard has another occupant. It must be another wren, since once again, this bird built its nest really late. Anyway, he can observe that bird and her babies all he wants! A "pet" with no responsibilities for me!