With this being the last week before Kyra heads off to 1st grade, I wanted to make it a fun one. On a whim, we decided to take off to the Gateway by way of Trax. It has been several years since we have attempted Trax with the kids but I knew that it was something that they have wanted to do.
After swimming lessons, we gobbled down a meager lunch and headed to the train station. The ride went amazingly well. The kids were thrilled to be there and awed every single moment of the ride. Kelty, bless his heart, sat like and angel in his stroller the entire time.
I let Harvey know of our ambitions and he surprised us at the Gateway. Imagine their surprise as we turned the corner at Temple Square to see Harvey waving to us from the sidewalk. The other people on the train were touched to see how excited the kiddos were to see daddy waiting for them.
I thought that it would be a grand idea to let them splash around in the fountains. Well mom, think ahead next time. I didn’t even think to bring swimsuits or towels. Kyra wouldn’t go anywhere near the fountains for fear that she would mess up her hair or outfit. Kaeson was very hesitant at first but then, jumped in with both feet and loved every single second.
The train ride home was not as peaceful or calming as the previous one but, we managed… After a forced nap, we headed off to Chuck E Cheese to celebrate Kyra’s birthday with Grandma and Grandpa Franco. They aren’t able to to be with us on her real birthday but our prayers are with them. Let me tell you, by 8:30, we were all exhausted and ready to go home. We were grateful to spend the time with Grandma and Grandpa and I am excited that they added to Kyra’s school wardrobe for her birthday.
It was one of those days that couldn’t have gone better had we planned it for weeks. I love those days.