We had a very busy weekend but very fun as well. Saturday we woke up and had our normal breakfast (two waffles for Nick, cereal for Michael). The boys and I went to the BX so that I could pick up some last minute items for my uniforms, and I picked up uniforms from the alterations shop. We then came home and ate lunch. After that, we headed down to Charlies' Safari to meet up with a friend of mine and her boys. Mike came along for this one. He was curious as to what the place was, and recognised that I would need help with Nick. I was glad that he came along! I mean, I normally AM glad that he comes along with us, but this time I could not have done without him. We get to Charlies and Nick cannot stand all the noise. We figured this might happen. Mike volunteers to go outside with Nick so I could stay and talk as well as watch Michael.
After sitting and talking for a bit, I thought it would be nice to get some sodas, but my wallet was in the car-and Mike had the keys.I called him on my friends cell phone and he told me they were in one of the stores next to Charlies. We met up outside and he wanted to show me what they found in the furniture store.
Nick fell in love with this chair! It spun around and around. He stayed on this thing for at least 10 minutes. We then toured the whole furniture store with Nick 'testing' all the furniture. He could really get a job doing that-he put that stuff through its' paces. After the fun furniture store, I then went back to Charlies to get our drinks and resume talking with my friend. About 20 minutes later, Mike comes back in with Nick. But this is different...Nick is not screaming. We try once again to get him to go on the inflatable jump castles. Low and behold he DID! Turned out that my friends' youngest boy was a great peer model for Nick! This is what we saw the rest of our visit:
Thanks B. for being such a wonderful friend to Nick!
We ended up going out to eat afterwards and just had a really awesome Saturday! Nick ate Pasta Marinara at Ruby Tuesday's, and mommy enjoyed a chocolate shake. We left there stuffed to the gills!
We signed the big boy up for Hockey. He has ice skating lessons starting in June-and then; ice hockey. Good thing we have awesome health insurance...