Nash is SEVEN years old today!! Not sure how that is possible, but apparently it is. For you loyal readers, you know that every year I jam Nash into “the chair”. This year was no exception so – drumroll please………..here it is!
For any newbies out there, click here for the history of the chair.
The key to a monster birthday celebration is to have it on a Monday. We started on Friday by heading up to Loudon, NH to see a little NASCAR. It was practice day and very small crowd, no traffic, etc. We were there for 1.25 hours and Nash left thrilled! We watched a few laps, he saw his favorite drivers, we “shopped” and found a few cars that he didn’t have, ate some junk food then hit the road. Everyone was happy. And about 15 minutes after we left, it started raining and there was a massive lightning storm. So sitting out in the open on giant aluminum bleachers not exactly the place you want to be so we were glad we got out of there when we did. Next we drove by a Home Depot and found this photo op:
Nash was giddy and even more giddy that this was the winning car at the race on Sunday!
We spent the rest of the day “toy hunting”. Some call it shopping but in our family, it’s called hunting. Don’t ask.
We then hit the Friendly Toast in Portsmouth for a delicious dinner and made it home around 8:45. Long, fun-filled day for everyone. Great birthday, right? But wait! There’s more!
Saturday was the 2nd annual Pump It Up birthday party. Sweaty kids? Check:
Star Wars cake? Check:
Awesome gifts? Check:
And if that wasn’t enough, Sunday morning dad brought him to see the new Transformers movie. We spent the rest of the day assembling Legos. (whee!)
And yet TODAY is his actual birthday. I’m exhausted and heading to work for a much needed break from it all. (that’s a joke if my boss is reading this….) Tonight we will go out for his favorite meal – sushi. And then it will all be over until next year when his Birthday will fall on a Tuesday (yes, I checked) and perhaps we can scale it back to a one day event again.
But seriously, It was all worth it when he said it was the best birthday ever. I love you, bear. Happy Birthday!