Friday, after dropping Tyler off for his last day of boyscout camp, Jason and I drove to Jackson to go to the safari for the first time of the season. Jason loved the animals of course.
After the safari we went to Hurricane Harbor for the first time of the season. Jason was very leery to do anything, spending a lot of time looking a the water with a look of discontent. Poor baby. He eventually did get in and splash around a little, but next time I'll save myself the drive and just walk to the lake! Thank goodness for season passes. The day didnt' cost us anything, except gas.
Friday evening we dealt with a really stupid parking situation to attend closing ceremonies for boyscout camp. Thank goodness I at least had Subway dinner to entertain me.
That evening I decided to join Jeanne and Scott and their boys for a late-night swim. Glad i did because for one, we got to see mommy and baby duck up close. And, most importantly, Tyler learned to jump into the deep end. Those of you who know me well know what a struggle I've had with Tyler and swimming. It's been very, very slow progress. But he had asked to jump off the dock where he couldn't reach with his pool noodle, and did so for a while. Decided to take advantage of Jeanne and Scott being there to keep an eye on Jason while I went over and essentially bribed Tyler to try to jump in without the noodle. Well, finally, success. He spent the next hour or so jumping off the dock, swimming a short distance to the ladder, and doing it all over again. So, that lead me to the third benefit of a late night swim...tired boys who went to bed easily!
On Saturday Tyler (and Jason) had a party at Pump it Up to attend for his friend Adele. It was a superhero-themed party and all the guests got little capes. So cute. Tyler had a blast playing with all his friends and Jason did his slide routine. He finally deviated for a minute and come over to bounce on a little toy, fell backwards and hit his head. Needed some ice, but was okay. So now if you ask him about Pump it Up he only recalls that he hit his head. We seem to have a theme going on of head injuries at all places. Sigh. But the boys did have a great time and I have to say the cake was quite yummy!
As you can see, little superhero Jason was worn out. Fell asleep on the way from Pump it Up to Bob's house.
After Jason's little car nap we left for Bob's friends house, who conveniently lives adjacent to the local school where the 4th of July fireworks were to be set off. They had a nice BBQ and the Tyler kept busy with swimming in the pool (now that Tyler is a little fish!). They of course stuffed their faces, caught fireflies, and had just a good time. When it came time for the fireworks Jason had a total meltdown, apparently now petrified of fireworks. What was an impressively long fireworks display for spectators (24 minutes) was horrendously long for me, locked up inside with a screaming shaking child. Thank goodness we were at someone's house and not just on the field with our lawnchairs! It was nice though to be able to dodge the crazy crowds who had made their way to the school to see the fireworks. Front row seats without having to fight for them!
On Saturday it was a hot day and we spent some time at The Discovery Museum, followed by a trip to Friendly's.
On Monday, 4th of July itself, we went to a cook-out at Bob's friend Jeff's house. While Jason kept busy with blowing bubbles Tyler got a chance to go out on the boat with Jeff, Bob, and Jeff's nieces.
After our BBQ we went back to Bob's house for a little slip-n-slide play and roasting marshmallows...until Jason freaked out when neighbors set off some fireworks.
Camp Kappe - Tucker
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