Thursday, July 19, 2007

Trip Day 11: July 10, 2007: C's birthday, fun backyard, and amusement park

K climbing tree in backyard.
A giving C Star Wars stuff.
Aimee and I:bbf!
This picture is blurry, but if you look close it captures the moment much better than the still ones. C is having a blast. K is scared to death. It is classic. More park rides.
C with more presents. He loves "art" and this huge pad of paper was one (of many) presents from my parents.

Tuesday, July 10th, was C's 6th birthday. We spent the morning relaxing and hanging out. My parents have a huge, shaded, and tree-filled backyard. It also was not nearly as hot as Texas and there was no humidity to speak of, so it was pleasant to be outside. This was especially nice for K and C, since before the trip we'd spent weeks inside due to rain. They literally played outside in the backyard for 2-3 hours AT A TIME!

That evening, we went to an older amusement park. It is really fun even though it is small and the kids' area is actually quite large. C LOVED the kiddie roller coaster. He rode it probably at least 10 times. His face was so classic. He is a thrill-seeker. We met my best friend in the whole world (clear from high school days), Aimee, and her hubby there. It was SOOOOOOOOOOOO nice to see her again. The sad part is that it makes me miss her even more to see her again. My brother A and his girlfriend also went with us. After the kids were in the kiddie area for a couple of hours, we went on the train around the lake together. Then, Aimee and I rode some rides ourselves. It was a blast. We could almost have just ditched the kids, my parents, and her hubby and just rode rides the rest of the night together like we were 16 and in high school. We started leaving just as a thunderstorm approached and we missed most of the rain.

After getting home, we ate ice cream cake and opened presents. Brother A had given C a present before the park (since he and his girlfriend were going to Harry Potter at 12:01). He gave him a bunch of his old star wars toys. C LOVES them. They are so cool. The biggest one is a Millennium Falcon that opens up and there are all the Star Wars guys and Ships inside. It is really awesome. He also got a few presents from my parents and a small one from me (the bigger ones were for after we got home so DH could be there).

All-in-all, it was a GREAT birthday! Happy 6th, C!


Anonymous said...

Looks like everyone was having fun.

It is nice to know that someone is always there for you if you need them.

It must be good to be home again though!

utmommy said...

Happy Birthday C!!!

Looks like loads of fun!

Suzanne said...

How fun to get together with an old friend! It takes me back to high school too when I'm with one. Happy Birthday C!!! How cool to get a Millenium Falcon! Hopefully A won't want it back! LOL! :D

Joyismygoal said...

I love the tree pict Happy Bday C Oh and trivia I sdated the engineer for Matel that created the Star Wars toy Milenial Falcon back in the ate 70's or early 80's His name as Bill Fox.

Kristi said...

How fun! It looks like you're having a great time--I love it! Cute pictures and cute blog, girl! :)

zeebee said...

What a fun amusement park! I love old friendships! What a fun birthday for C!