We started Cruz's big day out with his favorite food of all times - Mini Wheats & milk then headed to the Peach Day's Parade where he sat on his "dance float" and rode through the parade swaying his shoulders to the music and waving to the crowd! David and I had our own float promoting the Starving Student Card while towing the Hurricane High School band and choir kids! We then headed home and started making Cruz's birthday cake (which he helped with) and hung out with Mary & Jared all afternoon! Mary played the "spider" present game with Cruz which he got a kick out of! He followed the spider string to the next present - so on.
For dinner that night we headed back down to Peach Days where we ate lots of really yummy food! The 17th Ward was serving HUGE Navajo Tacos and right next door were chicken tamales! We were all stuffed by the end and walked around the booths with the "Clays"! I have been wanting to expand out food storage and found a great booth with great products and information! It's actual food that I would rotate into our daily meal schedules and it was all really delicious! It's called Thrive Food Storage and the shelf life on most cans are 25+ years!
I asked him over a month ago what he wanted his birthday to be themed after and he said Curious George or Elmo! We chose Curious George because he's just so darn cute. We told him that his birthday was Saturday August 30th instead of Sunday August 31st (shhh) so we could have his birthday on Saturday! I wanted to do lots of water games in our back yard but it's nowhere ready for water games so we played pin the banana on the George and coloring pages instead! We had Curious George up on the big screen so all the little kids could watch! We had a big banana split bar and of course a big chocolate cake - a birthday wouldn't be complete without cake right? He got his own slice of cake & ice cream which he loved and he got SO many presents! His favorite presents of all was the big wooden train from Grandma T. , car rug from dad, chuggington DVD's from Luke, Jeep pulling a back hoe and trailer from me, books & puzzles from Hayden & Ivy & fake food from Grandma C!
I love this little boy more than I ever imagined possible