Surprise!

Aidan was speechless today… speechless.  Despite scorching heat and just enough of a sprinkle to bring on full humidity, his friends and family were waiting for him today at Dinosaur World to celebrate his 6th birthday.  He had no idea.

Lessons learned from this experience:

  1. (Most important) Aidan actually showed some level of appreciation.  After the party, he sincerely thanked us and said it was “the best party he ever had.”  That’s atypical behavior coming from “The Prince.”  He was a very happy boy… after totally freaking out when he realized that it was a surprise.
  2. No matter what I say to myself to think it’s going to be tolerable outside in July, I’m wrong.  I recall very clearly now saying to myself that I would never have another party outside in summer after coming close to death on Aidan’s 1st birthday.  I admit I may be on the ultra-sensitive side, but I really dislike feeling icky.  An inside option is always going to be best.
  3. It’s great to see friends you haven’t seen in a while.
  4. Your kid’s happiness is actually priceless.
  5. You have to be very careful with too much socializing and remember that you still have to supervise the kids.  We lost Aidan twice today (or at least thought we did ,which counts).
  6. The people who came up with the idea of a park with huge dinosaur replicas was pretty frickin’ smart.  They are really banking at that place, even though your first thought would be that nobody goes there.  However cheesy it seems, you can’t help but think it’s pretty cool once you’re there.  However, with reference to the weather conditions in FL again, I would suggest a fall or winter trip.

All in all, great day…

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Posted by jenn on 09:07 pm - Sunday July 11 2010 ,

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