Eight years ago, today, I was exhausted, sore, messy and a new mother. Today I am Mama to an 8-year old little rascal who makes me laugh harder than I ever thought possible, brings tears of joy to my face and fills my heart with love to overflowing.
It's hard to believe he's 8. Sometimes he acts like he's 20 and sometimes he acts like he's...well, 8. That's my excuse when he farts in public and announces it while laughing. "He's 8." Of course, my husband does the same thing, but he's an eight-year old at heart.
To celebrate his 8th birthday we took him and his best friend to Adventuredome Theme Park, located inside Circus Circus hotel & casino. They had a great time. They rode the Frog Hopper, which is a children's version of the Sling Shot, about 20 times; sometimes 5 times in a row. I captured the fun on camera while Dad supervised them and went on a couple of rides with them. All in all it was a great day. And big props to me for conceiving this idea for birthday fun. Not that I'm tooting my own horn or anything. Ok, maybe just a little.