Yesterday we went to Pump-It-Up to celebrate Tommy's birthday! Tommy's dad, Troy, was Chad's roommate when we first met. Funny side story...Chad and Troy were roommates, Chad and I met, started dating, Troy met Denise, proposed, got married, Chad moved in with Ryan, Troy and Denise had Victoria, Ryan met Ashley, proposed, married Ashley, Troy and Denise had Tommy, and Chad and I FINALLY get married! Sorry, Babe...I couldn't pass it up! In fairness to Chad, he did propose before Ryan proposed to Ashley...but I still like to give him a bad time about the fact that we had friends who met, got married, and had children before we were ever engaged. :o)
Okay...back to Pump-It-Up...Chad and I had a feeling that Landry was NOT going to be a fan. If you don't know, Pump-It-Up is a giant room that is filled with all kinds of bounce houses...most kids' dream...not ours. It started with us having to pull him into the room with all of the bounce houses...and quickly turned into this:
Yup, it was what we call the "spider monkey cling!" He wouldn't even let us put him down to walk around. I did try to take him into one of the bounce houses and just sit. Nope. Wasn't having ANY of it. Have you ever tried to get out of a bounce house with a 30 pound "spider monkey" attached to you for dear life...not an easy task my friends!
After about 45 minutes...we finally got him to warm up to this:
He would at least stand on his own, far, far away from any of the bounce houses.
Knowing Chad and I...we were not about to let him just stand. So, Chad decided to take him up the giant slide.
Here they are at the top...Landry looks super excited!
He was so funny. He didn't hate it but when he got off he walked over to the door and said, "I all done. Bye-Bye. Home." Oh sweet thing. He did LOVE sitting on the bench "all by myself," he said. So we got a few pics of that, too:
Then after watching all of the other kids, he decided that he wanted to go down again... with me!
Yes, I was the typical mom...trying to fix his hair before we went down. Would you expect anything different?
His biggest "thrill" for the day was sitting on one of the mats and "falling" onto the carpet. I know, watch out, he's a daredevil! :o)
The obligatory attempt to get a picture of all of the kids together in front of the obstacle course...love it!
In true kid/Landry fashion...he finally warmed up to the idea of going in the obstacle course when it came time to go to the party room for cake and ice cream! It only took him an hour and a half to warm up. Hmmmm...reminds me of someone else that takes a while to warm up to new ideas! :o)
Thank you, Tommy for inviting us to celebrate your big day. Even though Landry cried most of the time, and seemed terrified, he had fun!
So, here are some things that we now know we can cross off the ol' "to-do" list for awhile:
1. Disneyland - if you're terrified of the merry-go-round...you probably won't believe that it is "the happiest place on Earth."
2. Renting a bounce house - unless we get it for an entire day...because you won't like it until right before the guy comes to take it away.
3. Water park passes - you HATE being in a pool...so, I guess we don't have to worry about that expense either.