Meet Gavin. He's the son of one of my very close friends. She was in our wedding and I was in hers. Her son is now 5 years old. It's been a while since her and I have been able to spend any length of time with each other because she lives in VA and teaches. She and her son visited the area last week and I was lucky enough to meet up with the two of them after I was done with work on Friday. They met me at the Fair and when I was done at 5 we spent some time walking thru the barns, displays, and exhibits, and then on to the carnival and watched the rides for a bit. He didn't want to go on any of the rides, tho. We left the Fair Grounds about an hour and a half later and went to a restaurant in the city.
We went to Kim's Kafe in Warren. I know the owner and she always has veggie options - which I appreciate VERY much! I ended up having one of their Veggie Stir Fries! Kelly had a Turkey Wrap and her son had a Quesadilla. Kim was 'in stitches' over Gavin. It was quite comical! What fun!
Afterwards, I took them for a quick walk around town. They seem to enjoy the waterfront and parks and the weather was pleasant. His favorite part was a downtown business that features an operating "Railroad/Train Set". He could push the button from the street and make it 'work'.
Not too shabby for a 5-year old, eh!?
I think I got home about 9 or a little afterwards...it was the earliest night for me last week. What a crazy week! But I am so happy I got to spend some time with these two! I do wish we were able to see more of each other but you know how it goes - life tends to get in the way!