Sunday, May 16, 2010

Softball, Playtime and Nascar

Chris after completing the Nascar Drivers Experience.
Chris driving the Talladega Super Speedway.

Start Your Engines!
Daddy suited up and ready to drive.
Blair trying out the race car.
Like father, like daughter
Chris, Blair and Grandpa
Happy Birthday Daddy! We love you!

I need a vacation after this weekend. Thankfully I will be enjoying one starting Friday afternoon. We had a fabulous weekend! Friday night we enjoyed Mexican food with our neighbors, Jeff and Lee, along with a little shopping afterwards. On Saturday, Blair had a softball game at 9am. Blair was very excited that her Grandpa was able to come see her play for the first time. Afterwards, we had a 1pm Birthday Skating Party for one of Blair's classmates then we headed back to our neighborhood to another one of Blair's friends for water play. Then we headed into Childersburg to visit my grandfather, Papa and spend the night with Chris' parents.

Bright and early Sunday morning (again, bright and early) we headed to the Talladega Super Speedway for some racing. I decided several months ago that I wanted to do something different for Chris' birthday. So, I decided to purchase the Nascar Driving Experience package for him. We had to be at the track by 7:30am to check-in. Chris had class for 40 minutes and then they suited him up in his racing attire and put him in the car. While he was in class, we enjoyed seeing all of the race cars. The pit crew even allowed Blair to get in the car, try on the helmet and pretend to drive. She thought that was pretty cool.

Chris did a great job on the track and seemed to really enjoy his birthday gift. He received a picture and certificate. His certificate said his top speed was 169mph. He would have gone faster but they would not allow the car to go faster. We also surprised Chris' dad with a ride along gift for Father's Day. He got to ride along in one of the race cars with a professional driver. That car would fly! He also brought home a racing wheel to hang in his shop. I am not sure which of the two he was more excited about, the ride along or tire. Anyway, we had a fantastic day and weekend.

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