Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Dylan Turns Four!

This past weekend we had a great time celebrating Dylan's birthday.

After school, Dyl and I headed out to run some errands for his birthday party. While we were at the store I heard someone call on the intercom someone needed help at the fish tanks. 
Who knew Wal-Mart had fish? 
Well, okay I guess maybe I would if I ever shopped at that dang place. I despise Wal-Mart.
 Anywho- I thought "Oh, I'll take Dylan to get a couple of fish since it is his birthday."

He picked out 5 goldfish. These little guys were super cheap. 38 cents a pop. Not too shabby. I knew they would not last long, but it made him happy in the moment.  
He named them all "Nemo."

I'm not kidding when I say this. Not even 30 minutes after we walked in the door. One was dead. He scooped it up in his hands and dropped it on the floor. He couldn't get the little guy back in the water in time. :(

Then we left to get Drew from school and came home and they were ALL dead. I mean, seriously. I knew these cheap little fish would not last long, but could they at least live the whole day?

He cried his little heart out. He was so upset.

Great job Mom. 
Sounded like a good idea at the time.

Later that evening we headed out to our hometown fair. We spend lots of time at the fair each year, it has been a tradition to do so and ya know I'm a sucker for traditions, but this year was extra special since it fell on his birthday.

We met his friends there and we spent the night riding lots of rides. I just love hometown gatherings.

See that Dino coaster right in that above picture? Yeh. Well as my son and others were getting off some little child decided to run and push the GO button. All I heard was screaming and luckily the operator of the coaster stopped it in time. Even my husband said "that was pretty scary."
Totally did not need that moment. We left shortly after. Ha.

Drew and his buddy Keegan decided to be little daredevils and ride "The SCAT".

This was my favorite ride growing up. So after they rode it, another Dad and I decided it would be a  great idea to do it with them. Again, another bad idea. It lasted FOR.EVERRRR and it ripped my earring out of my ear. Ugh. Never again.

The next morning we met all our friends again for the Free Fair parade.
 Are these not the cutest little future lions ever?

Right after the parade we jetted out to get things going for his party.

I was a little nervous about having his birthday party in my hometown, but I knew that is what Dylan wanted. He wanted to fish and hunt at his Grandpa Bruce's for his party.

The party turned out fab and I think everyone had a blast. That's always my goal, is to be sure at least everyone has a good time. I love to entertain. And I was so glad that some of my friends got to see what we do with our family and sort of where I am from and how I grew up.

Sneak Peak...

We had such a great time celebrating Dylan's birthday this past weekend. Thanks to everyone who helped make it possible and spent the time to celebrate with us.

Can not believe my little rascal is FOUR and I cannot wait to see what this year has in store for him!


Brista Barrington

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