Ashton was very excited for today to come. She was going to visit Miss A for her 6th birthday at Kid's Planet. And as Miss A loves dolphins, Ashton wore her Winter shirt and brought her stuffed Winter toy along.
She also wanted her hair up like Marinette from Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. She's really been into that show lately. Of course it only lasted a short time before it just fell out into pigtails.
When we arrived, kids got green socks with rubberized soles to play in.
While the kids were all in the giant playground, Ashton wanted to play the arcade games. Her favorite was the racing game. She barely could reach the peddle to press the gas, but that didn't deter her one bit.
She won 4th place, 3rd place, and 1st place during her perspective races. She loved the tornado and earthquakes and jumping through and over them.
She played many games, I didn't document them all, but encouraged her on each.
She was very disappointed when she ran out of credits. But she ended up making it to the giant kid's playground with the other kids. It was so big, I never knew where she was. It was about 4 stories high and very deep and long. There were slides, tunnels, sir ball cannons, sand, all sorts of things.
Finally the announcer called for pizza and the children rushed upstairs to eat.
After eating was presents. A few, like my daughter, stayed after to play on the playground some more. This time Ashton was all about the "carousel".
I didn't want her swinging, but it was hard for her not to. Needless to say, she loved it. She had a meltdown when we were leaving. She didn't want to go. I told her we had to and I had errands to do. She perked up during the long drive back across town.
While I was doing a few errands, Ashton wanted to look at the bikes. She asked to get the motor bike as it was so cool for her birthday. Naturally that was the one she gravitated towards.
She also wanted her picture taken with Lego Batman.
Then it was back home to help with putting in the water sprinkler system. Ashton tried her hand and scooping out dirt.
She ended up sweeping dirt off the sidewalks and driveway. Much easier task for her. And she did a really good job of that too. This project will take a long time, just the 2 and a half of us, but we're proud doing it together as a family!
My husband found a Star Wars Lego set on clearance. So he got it for Ashton for a "rainy" day. It wasn't rainy, but it was due time for Daddy-Daughter time. So they built it together. Ashton has always been scared of the carbonate chamber Han was in during Empire. But seeing it in Lego form, it isn't as scary. But Ashton still doesn't care for the carbonate. In fact, she said, "They didn't need to put Han in carbonate. They could have just put him in time out." Even though we tried to explain he was testing it for Luke as they wanted to do that to him, all was lost on her. Time out was good enough and they should have done that. Now I'll always think of "Time Out" when I see that carbonate scene.
We got up super early to go meet our friends at the Bubble Run downtown. Ashton was excited to meet Miss H and Miss R (girls who were at the same SWI as she when they were little). So this was a very special occasion.
Ashton was all reared up to go. She even brought her goggles for the bubbles.
However, what wasn't expected was the long wait to start. We were supposed to go with the 8am heat. We were told to arrive 60-90 minutes early. We didn't start until 9:30am. The girls were so bored.
During that time they were playing with the little rubber ducky throwing it around and trying to come up with games to entertain themselves.
After forever, we finally inched to the start line and got douced by the first set of bubbles. They were just white bubbles. A small taste of what's to come.
The girls were so cute cleaning each other off. But they were eager to get to the next set of bubbles.
Next was the pink bubble bog.
It looked like we spilled Kool-Aid down our legs. It was hilarious. Of course you got more on your sneakers and legs than you did on your shirt or face, unless you were Miss R. She slid in the mud on the ground through the pink bubble bog. She was saturated.
Next was Ashton's favorite color green. But the green bubble bog was a disappointment. The color barely stuck, it was like the white bubbles. But she was doing very well walking and running, not asking to be carried. I was very proud of her.
She was sad that she didn't get any green on her shirt, but we didn't either.
There was a small water station under the tunnel. We brought our own water bottles, but thought maybe this water was cooler. It wasn't, but it was still nice.
Next was the yellow bubbles. Miss J didn't join us in the Bubble Run, but met us at this bog and said hello.
We then made our way to the final bog, the Blue bubbles. But before we did there was a lot of dust getting kicked up on this leg of our 5K.
Ashton being silly per usual.
We thought the final finish would have bubbles like the beginning did, but it didn't. But it did have water and shade! We did it! And we did it all together!
It was really late by then about 10:30am and we were hungry for some real food. So we rested for a short time then drove to Butler to the Dawghouse to eat.
The girls all sat together and drew while waiting for their food. They were so tired from the Bubble Run that they were pretty well behaved.
Ashton drew her and the girls at the Bubble Run together.
After lunch we all parted ways and went home and crashed for a bit. We then got up and had to do some errands at Grandma's so we left, and Ashton put her headband on Brenley.
We didn't get done until really late, but got most or the list checked off for Grandma. She seemed pleased. Ashton swore she wasn't tired, and listed all the things she wanted to do and play once we got home. Needless to say, she went straight to bed.
It was a very full adventure! But it was very fun and awesome! I'm so glad the girls got this chance together. I can't wait to see what adventure awaits for them next.