Alan collected candy for himself, Mom, & Dad at the annual Mayfield Heights Parade this afternoon. Parade participants traditionally bring lots of candy to distribute to the parade watchers. By the end of the parade, Alan had a bag full just like Halloween!
Alan and I spent the evening and night at Mayfield Heights Unity Days — one of our favorite summer traditions.
We followed a similar path as last year, starting with the playground and inflatable games, until Alan found a balloon artist! He asked for and got the Donatello pictured above, which came with Alan’s special twist: Michaelangelo’s nunchecks.
After that we went to Alan’s absolute favorite activity of the night: bubble-chasing. Alan spent a good hour running to and from bubbles with a sizable group of kids (including Mike and Joe from his baseball team and Grace from Millridge). He loved it so much, he just kept going back for more and more. 🙂
After some more time on the playground, it was about time to get ready to watch the fireworks from our usual spot across from City Hall / in front of Party Place. But first we purchased a lightsaber and light-wand at the park and then walked to McDonald’s for some fries. We watched the first part of the fireworks from our car, before Alan [excitedly] spotted his classmate Sam. We watched the second part with Sam and her parents.