It's time for our annual Jona-palooza! For years, The Boy's school has taken a three or four day winter break around the time of his birthday. When he was smaller, he just assumed that since he was out of school during these days, that he should celebrate his birthday multiple times. (The fact that we had separate parties for both sets of grandparents and one for his friends probably helped reinforce this concept.) So here we are again. It's winter break and time to celebrate The Boy's birthday. Even though I am not ready. Because he will be 16 this year. And I have no idea where the time has gone. So, to ease myself into this painful time, I have decided to post pictures of him as a small child over the next few days. I'm sure I will have things non-child related to talk about as well, but please permit this mother's indulgence as she deals with the passage of time. Hey, I could be posting pictures of my wrinkles, varicose veins or white (platinum blonde) hair.