Ryan was up bright and early and wanting to go out. This weekend was the annual Wanganui Home Show. It has over 150 exhibitors with home solutions, crafts and food. Generally a very busy environment but one Ryan enjoys for a short time.
He found spa pools, roof gutter guards, Venetian blinds, window squeegee cleaners which a nice lady let him try, and he met Claire Deeks from Dom’s Kitchen, who Ryan and I watch her facebook videos about doterra oils (I may have been a little bit star struck lol)
I got side-tracked at one point and found Stefan carrying Ryan … and Ryan was stroking a man’s beard. Ryan finds facial hair interesting and thankfully this guy (a friend of Stefan’s) didn’t mind. We have now had conversations about asking “may I touch your beard?” and waiting for an answer, but we are not sure if Ryan will remember to ask as the impulse seems very strong to just touch.
Ryan held our hands, walked most of the time and kept his hood up to cut some of the noise. He did really well and in less than an hour we were walking back to the car.
We needed a quick stop at The Warehouse and Ryan asked for the pushchair. As we found the garden hose we came to buy Ryan exclaimed in a loud voice “I wanna buy a lawnmower for 500 bucks” which made a lady near us burst out laughing 🙂 Funny thing was we couldn’t see any lawnmowers!
Our other big job for today was hiring a carpet cleaner. Ryan was fascinated by it and even helped do some of the cleaning.
Late afternoon Ryan asked to come for a drive to return the cleaner and we got him some nuggets. It was perfect timing because we got to watch them replace the golden arches at McDonalds!
At home Ryan had a surprise visit from Julie who brought him an early birthday gift. The new hat and socks went on, Freddo Frogs were eaten (just one before dinner), and the light up “Ryan” was a big hit 🙂 Very lucky boy 🙂
Only one sleep to go until Ryan is 9 years old!