14 August 2011
When we asked Benny what he wanted for his birthday, he responded that he wanted to ride a Ferris wheel and a hot air balloon. The Ferris wheel we could do on short notice. We are instituting "experience" gifts for our kids since they get plenty of "stuff" from grandparents and friends. This was the perfect first experience gift for Benny. As we crept to the top of the Ferris wheel and headed back toward land, Benny said, "I really love to ride the Ferris wheel." Ah, the perfect birthday present for our amazing little boy.