I went online to look for pictures from the most recent HopeKids party and found these from the HopeKids birthday party that we attended in November. I just had to share.
This year, the party was at Classic Fun Center in Sandy. This place has two skating rinks, an arcade, ball pits, and best of all, inflatables. I wasn’t sure that Patrick was big enough for inflatables, and was sure his tubes would get in the way. Daddy saw otherwise.
Howie knows Patrick loves slides and so he found one he could carry Patrick up to slide down.
He’d tuck Patrick under his arm, and up they’d go. Up about 15-20 feet… and at least that many little foam steps.
They’d stop at the top to get backpack and tubes situated. This only helped build the anticipation.
And then down they’d come.
Both of them thought this was pretty darn fun.
And so, they’d go again.
They did it again and again until Daddy was so tired from carrying Patrick and his equivalent weight backpack back up the slide that he couldn’t do it anymore. So they sat and had a rest.
We played in one of the calmer inflatables for a bit. Patrick was really scared and frustrated trying to walk until Daddy started bouncing so we’d bounce. That’s how we finally got this smile.
And then, well rested, they went down the slide again. Is it any wonder why Patrick loves his Daddy?
(p.s. THANK YOU HopeKids for a very fun birthday party.)