Monday, July 9, 2012

A successful 4th birthday

I think by all accounts this day was a success for everyone!
The splash park in town finally opened the day before CJ's birthday and the boys have been waiting with baited breath for the announcement of the opening.
The sod has been laid (it does not look as though it is doing well) and the weather is warm enough for the water to run.

We started out the day at the park and I thought we would be there for an hour or so, but the boys played for over two hours. CJ didn't stop moving the whole time!

I was surprised that there were not more people there. Some kids arrived at about 1pm but they didn't stay very long.

Once we convinced our boys it was time to go we packed up and headed to have CJ pick out a cowboy hat and boots. We asked Max if he wanted and cowboy hat and boots for his birthday and the definitive answer was "NO!" It makes me laugh how even though the boys are so young their personalities shine through.

Hat and boots in hand we left to drive back to the wagon races. Soon after we got onto the highway we had a flat tire and had to call roadside assistance. Of course we had to unload everything out of the back of the van so we could lower the donut and I said to Shel I was sure glad we hadn't just done a month worth of shopping!!! I cannot imagine unpacking all the groceries onto the side of the road.

I took some other photos of the tire being changed and I didn't notice that the kind gentleman who changed the tires was experiencing some uncomfortable sweating in the bum region. I posted the photos on facebook and there was quite a conversation about our tow truck man's "swass"! CJ would have liked him to come home and bring his tow truck with him.

Once everything was loaded back up we headed to the races. We made it in time for the first race which was awesome! 

CJ's only disappointment of the day was that he did not get to ride on the chariots.


Teena in Toronto said...

Sounds like a fun fun birthday. Too bad about the flat tire.

JCB said...

CJ thinks we scheduled it as a part of his birthday events!

The Bumbles said...

Well, a chariot ride does sound more fun than a van ride on a donut ;0) Happy Birthday Little Man!