While I was locking the doors in the house so said toddler couldn't escape outside while I was planning to have my shower, I thought I'd better check on him one more time. Low and behold, I went into this bathroom and there was a (TMI, I know) ginormous #2 in his potty. Hip hip hooray! We celebrated! We cheered! I gave him the sucker he had been longing for! We called Poppy & Daddy to spread the good news! And I called Laura to tell her that - yes - we would be going to Heritage Park with them. I texted another coworker and told her I wasn't going to make it, she said "that's what she would have wanted anyway - for you to be spending time with Braden". I hope you're not judging me for making a decision in such a way. She was a dear coworker who will be missed greatly, but reading that my friend wrote that text, I took it as a blessing, and with a tear and a smile, I packed us up and off to Heritage Park we went.
You can see why I knew Braden would love this place, right?
Surprisingly, to me, Braden's favorite was the mini ferris wheel! He was saying "I high in a 'ky Mommy!"
Doesn't this pic look like it could be from the movie "The Notebook"?
He had a great time on the train, we did 2 full loops of the tracks with 3 stops included...he's still very "2 year old" and does not understand being patient, having to wait his turn, it's time to get off rides...but all in all, he did really really well.
Within about 10 minutes or less of the ride home...this happened:
We stopped at the best burger place EVER - Peter's Drive In - and picked up supper for the whole family.
I promised myself to make this a really, really fun summer for Braden. His last as a single child and old enough to really enjoy some stuff.
Some more items on our summer bucket list:
- Braden's first camping trip - I so desperately wanted to take him his first summer but the weather sucked, and NOT last summer as he was just way too busy
- More trips to the spray park
- More trips to the zoo
- Trip to BC
- Trip to Banff (maybe we'll stop on our way home from BC to have a mini trip)
- Playing outside as much as possible with friends and family
- Swimming lessons in August
- Trips to the lake & boating