A few weekends ago, Elias apparently had his best day EVER. We didn't know it was going to be so special to him, but he's STILL talking about it. So I thought I'd record the day to remember it forever, since apparently HE will.
It was the day of the City Wide Garage Sale in Bolivar, so Justin got up early to hit the sales and see what he could find. (Justin is a way better garage-saler than I am... He must have some kind of radar to know where the best stuff is for the lowest price!) Elias and I ate breakfast together while Daddy was out. Saturdays are already great days for Elias, because that's the only day Thomas comes on TV, so we get to see new episodes. Then Daddy came home with some new toys & clothes for the little man, and Elias was just over the moon over two toys that cost us 25 cents each! There was a little toy James (the red engine on Thomas) and an inflatable beach ball. Those two things don't go together, but since Elias got them together, he associates them in his mind and tries to play with them together. So James often will drive on the ball. Whatever, dude! Here is a video of Elias playing with James on the first day he got him.
Seriously, he did this for like 30 minutes at a time. I'm dizzy just watching him!
Then after lunch, Justin had seen in the paper that there was going to be a dog show in town to benefit the local Humane Society, so he took Elias. And since Elias loved his new toys so much, yard sale James went with them to the show. I didn't go, so I can't tell you much about it. But apparently at one point they pulled a kid out of the audience to compete against one of the dogs to see who could do a trick faster. They told the kid to pretend he was a dog, and they said he was a dachshund mixed with a yorkie, which would make him a "dorkie." Har har. I think that's funny, but there's no way Elias would get it. However, that must've made an impression on him, because to this day Elias still talks about Dorkie the Doggie! LOL!
(One day last week, Elias grabbed yard sale James and ran to the door asking to get in the car and go see Dorkie the Doggie! It was a shame to have to try to explain to him that Dorkie the Doggie was just a one-time show, so we won't be able to go see him again. The child cried.)
So then to top off a perfect day, Elias had his first experience with the Ice Cream Truck. We've watched them go by many times before, but we had never bought anything from them until this day. So when we heard Mr. Jack's music approaching, we ran out and got some ice cream that E and Daddy split after dinner. He was in heaven, and although the weather hasn't been nice enough for Mr. Jack to be out much since then, Elias still talks about getting ice cream from his truck!
So we didn't plan ahead for this day to be so special to Elias, but it turned out to be his Best. Day. Ever! Justin can fill in any blanks in the details, since most of the stuff was with him. :)