Last Saturday we had Trey’s second (of three) 4-year birthday party. We had friends from around Macon join us at the Amerson Water Works Park in northeast Macon. The highlight of the party was definitely the piñata. It took Trey’s muscle man friend Griffin to decapitate it for the kids to access its candy innards.
Despite the heat, the kids had fun on the great playground at that park. After the festivities several of us headed over to Pho Saigon, Macon’s best (and only) Vietnamese restaurant. We’ve become friends with the owner/chef Bruce and his daughter Suri and Trey are buddies too. Suri, her dad, and baby sister even joined us earlier at the park.
After our return from Richmond, Trey and I stayed in Atlanta with Heidi in the hotel for a few days. Piedmont Park isn’t far from Buckhead and is by far the best city park in the area – maybe even in all of Georgia.
Trey had a blast on the playground, then we had a little picnic. The park’s not-so-wild-life was very interested in our little lunch. Trey was particularly fascinated by a very brave squirrel who was dead set on getting some crackers from us.
During his stay with his grandparents in Richmond Trey visited a historical site/park called Meadow Farm. He didn’t visit the museum portion as he was more interested in the playground part.
Adam and his boys head down the railroad track on a fun, family hike.
Everybody loves the Crosby family! They have helped us out so many times by watching Trey and letting him hang-out with his “best buddy” Causey and his arch-nemesis Hudson. Yes, I said “arch-nemesis.” Lately Trey does NOT like little kids and we’ve had problems with him being bossy, rude, and downright mean to them. When ask why he doesn’t like kids younger than him he says “They put things in their mouth” and “They drop things on the floor.” However, we’ve been working hard at teaching him patience and he’s doing a lot better.
This week we hung out with them at a park near their house and Adam took us on a hike. We went over the railroad tracks and back to the Ocmulgee River Trail. As usual, the 3 year olds had a great time simply throwing rocks in the water.
One of our favorite (FREE) local spots to visit is Noah’s Ark up in Locust Grove. This time we met up with Trey’s buddy Allister and her daddy (and my buddy) Mike. We had never been to the animal rehab on a weekend and it was packed!
After a short picnic together we toured the grounds to see the animals. Highlights for the kids on this visit were seeing an ostrich care for her giant egg and petting a deer. Allister was really interested in seeing the buffalo and Trey was quite concerned that there were ducks in the buffalo’s stream.
Every second Sunday, Macon holds a free concert downtown at Washington Park. The second Sunday in April was a special one as they not only had a concert by the Laura Reed Band, but they had the annual Magnolia Street Soapbox Derby.