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Today is Jonas’s birthday! I think birthdays are a great time to capture a bit of what someone’s life is like in the moment, so I documented some of the things that really characterize him as he turned 5:

At 5 Jonas…

  • …loves people and wakes up asking “Who’s coming today?” most days.
  • …is such a people person that it was hard for me to find pictures of him alone.
  • …tries to get everyone to play mutliplayer video games with him, especially Little Big Planet and Lego games.
  • …dislikes plain “boring” clothes and wants shirts and socks with characters on them.
  • …practically never stops talking and moving.
  • …loves animals down to the tiniest bug.
  • …is always ready for a nerf or lightsaber battle.
  • …likes to “read” books before bed after I read to him and usually falls asleep on them.
  • …is into learning pre-school topics like letter sounds and drawing numbers.
  • …loves movies and cartoons about Batman the most, and likes The Princess Bride, Goosebumps, Star Wars, and Monster High too.
  • …will climb on / jump onto / snuggle with you if you visit.
  • …is growing his hair back out.
  • …can’t wait for soccer to start up again.
  • …has an infectious laugh.
  • …likes doing “experiments” that generally result in a big sticky or watery mess.
  • …still ranks macaroni and cheese at the top of the food chain.
  • …likes to be helpful, especially with his siblings and cousins.
  • …starts lots of sentences with “Pretty much…” and uses it when he’s thinking instead of “um”.
  • …is clearly a future break dancer / parkour master.
  • …has seemingly unlimited energy.
  • …is super friendly–he strikes up conversations with random people on the street.
  • …is so very very loved.

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