Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Daddy Writes

Last Saturday I got to spend the whole day with my son George. Although I see him every day, it is few and far between that we get to spend the whole day together.
George was invited to a school friend’s birthday party at Surf Style. Surf Style is a big Surf Shop we have on Clearwater Beach.

Inside Surf Style is the Flowrider. The Flowrider is sort of an indoor surfing simulator. Kids can ride small surfboards or boogie boards and feel what it would be like surfing. This was the first time George had ever done this. The Flowrider is not easy. When people wipeout, they wipeout hard and it doesn’t look pretty. George was a little scared, but since his friends were doing it, he was determined to conquer his fear.
As you can see, he is a natural. The employee who was working there, even got him to put his hands in the water to create a spray.

And then George got brave, he decided to get up on his knees.

After the Flowrider, the party moved to the beach where George played football (preschool style: random throwing with more than one football) with his friends.

After the party, George and I went home, but George didn’t take a nap…oh no, he was too excited because his day with Dad was not over.

At around 4:45 we headed out the door to pick up Papou (Louise's dad) for a Tampa Bay Lightning game. This was George and my first hockey game. I don’t know much about hockey, but that didn’t matter. George watched the entire game, without complaining or falling asleep.

After the game we stopped at McDonald’s for sundaes and then headed home.
By the time we got home, George was exhausted

I carried him in and he went to sleep.
It was a full day, and it was a fun day with my son, George.

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