I saw that Monster Jam was coming to the Tacoma Dome and figured it would be a lot of fun for my car dude. Since Dan only had to round on Saturday and had the rest of the day off, it was a perfect day for family outing. It's funny how before having a boy, I never had any desire to attend a monster truck rally, but as soon as there's a little guy in your life who loves trucks and wheels, it seems like the best thing ever!
Lucas was so excited about everything. He watched intently as the trucks spun out, jumped, rolled over and crashed. The motorcycle free style was really cool, too. It was SO loud. We had brought some full coverage ear protection for Lucas but he didn't want to wear them. He didn't seem bothered by the noise, but we were worried about hearing damage, so Dan covered Lucas' ears the whole time!
Just before the trucks started up
Monster trucks doing loud monster truck things
It was a little bit of a... um... culture shock.
On our way out, they were handing out fliers for a motorcross show. Lucas held on to that flyer for several days and talked nonstop about seeing the motorcycles and monster trucks. It was so sweet how when we were getting ready for bed that night he said, "that was a really great day seeing the monster trucks!" I'm so glad we went!
We just so happened to have a shirt with a monster truck on it and between three monster truck Hot Wheels from Dan's childhood stash, a few new monster trucks Lucas received as a big brother gift at the shower, and two large monster trucks that drive and make noise that he got for Christmas from Brian and Jackie, he was well supplied for his new obsession. The only thing we were lacking was a motorcycle.
I almost never buy Lucas toys when we go to the store. I might pick toys up here and there as I see things that look fun, but they get tucked away for birthdays or holiday gifts. So, he was really excited a few days after the show when I asked him if he wanted to go to the store to get a motorcycle toy. Thank goodness Target had one lonely motorcycle toy left! How disappointed would he have been to not get one after I had pumped him up about it? He was so thrilled! When I handed it to him he said, "oh thank you, mama! I just LOVE it!" He held on to it the whole time we did the remainder of our shopping and kept saying how cool his motorcycle toy was. So sweet!
And so begins an era of monster truck sound effects and giant tires!
January 4, 2014