Today, while the skies were cloudy, very rainy and not "birthday like" it was a BIG morning....Remember when I posted back in February about our raffle winnings and I shared that J won TWO firetruck rides to school? Well today, was ride #1!!!!!!!!!
It was stormy, grey and simply terribly weather, but J, little brother C and neighbor and best buddy M got a private tour of the fire house, the trucks and then climbed into a pumper truck for school! Lights were on, headphones were donned and J was able to talk to the chief (in the car in front of us) and to M in the back of the truck thinking he was a TRUE fire fighter.
C & J in the drivers seat of the bucket truck
I do not have the photo's of our BIG (and rainy) arrival at school yet, between M's parents, my parents and good friends who became victim of the DOWNPOUR as we arrived, I cannot ask them to "hurry up and send them to me".....but they will come.
J sitting shotgun in the pumper truck as we left for school!
The sheer sheets of rain as we got out of the truck will be comical I am sure...We were soaked as we walked into school, but no one cared. J was a celebrity as the entire school watched as arrive from classroom windows and doors. As J entered his classroom, his classmates, hid and yelled "HAPPY BIRTHDAY J" when they jumped out to surprise him! Then the sweet hugs and wishes from every classmate! It was so sweet. J is a popular boy today!
C and I came home, dried off, and then started on "project birthday room re-do" to surprise him when he gets home. My little boy wanted a big boy room with sports posters etc. He picked out all of the posters and then gave me permission to "decorate it". More photo's on that later.
Tonight, we, with my parents are off to dinner at J's favorite place, California Pizza Kitchen and will open more gifts......It has been an amazing day so far...I am sure as the day continues my 7 year old will think it will be better and better too....