Last night, we attended the Aplington Days parade. It was hot and humid, but we found a shade tree, and had a blast! Frannie was along for the ride, and joined us for the fun festivities for the night.
Carson was so good during the parade, and it was so fun watching him observe the moving obstacles that were passing by. The sirens scared him, as he jumped everytime...but, it was kind of cute. He would jump, and look up from his candy bucket---wondering what was going on. He sat so good, and only got up a few times to get a piece of candy. Otherwise, he was content as could be sitting on Frannie's lap, unwrapping tootsie rolls. He figured out how to unwrap them by himself, which probably isn't a good thing. He was shoveling them in his mouth, and I was just waiting for his belly ache to set in.
After the parade, we decided to brace the heat, and head for the park. There are always rides, people, food, expensive tickets, and scary carnies that hang out in the park...so why not, right? ha.
I decided to buy a few tickets, and send Carson on his very first carnival ride. I bought the tickets, and stood in line with him, as he waited impatiently. I don't think he really knew what was going on. I was so nervous for him. We handed the man our tickets, walked to the car that Carson was going to ride in, and I strapped him in. I was worried that he wouldn't like the fact that I would be walking away from him, and was going to leave him alone. But, he didn't mind.
The ride started, and he went to town steering the wheel on the car. He was pretty serious about this car drivin' business. It was so darn cute to watch him ride in circles, like a complete big boy. I had butterflies in my stomach. I had a complete Proud Mama moment hit me square in the face. It was amazing, and I loved it!
Oh, how much fun it was to see our little Wee Lad enjoy himself, and be so brave. He didn't show any signs of being scared, and that makes me so happy.