Yes, that is a very sarcastic title! All I can say is it's a good thing it was his first birthday and not his fourth--we had a pretty rotten day (at least the first half!). Praise the Lord Anthony didn't know the difference! I decided to run some errands in the morning so that we could have the rest of the day for some birthday fun! Daddy was out of town for work, so I was determined to make Anthony's first birthday extra special--ice cream, the park, the works. We went to Sprouts to do some grocery shopping. I finally got all the food and Anthony loaded up into the car and began driving away when I heard ga-dunk, ga-dunk ga-dunk. "What the heck is that???" I thought, "and why isn't my car driving right???" I pulled right across the street into the Citibank parking lot, and saw my poor, pitiful flat tire!!! Of course it would happen--it's Anthony's birthday, Daddy's out of town, AND I have meat and dairy products in the car!!! Mind you, it's probably in the mid 70s already!!!
I called AAA, and told them I didn't have a spare tire. The only place I knew to look was the trunk, and Anthony's stroller is back there--no room for a tire, right? They sent a tow truck right away! I was really impressed with how fast they were. They took us right across the street to Firestone to get some new tires (we really needed four--not just one!)
We got to go to the park after all. So, at least the afternoon was salvaged. Here are the boys in the swings...Brody loved to swing, but Anthony preferred sitting still watching the big kids play nearby.
And here's the best part!!! He wasn't thrilled with the swings, didn't care too much for the slide, but sit him down in the wood chips and watch out!!! This is the most fun we've had all day!!! Can I get some of these for our backyard?!? ;)
Oh, and by the way, I later found my spare tire...in the trunk, right where I thought it wouldn't be. You know those high-tech, under-the-floor-of-the-trunk compartments? Yeah, that's exactly where it was! In hindsight, I could've had AAA just change my tire. (Sorry, Dad--I know you showed me how to change my own tire back in the day, but I probably couldn't do it now if my life depended on it!). Oh, well--we needed to do it; at least we just got it over with. Four new tires...I won't be going back for a long time!!!