Since I took him the first time 2 years ago, we have gone to the track on race weekends to look around at the concourse. There they have cars and games and tons of freebies.
He always loves it, but this year he was exhausted and it is hard to follow up a real race in the stands.
We didn't stay but and hour, and I got some pictures, but mostly he was shy and towards the end he was getting moody.
But, not moody enough to let the ladies see.
As we were headed toward the exit, Thomas spied the Krispy Kreme Doughnut "stand." They had a game to win freebies and as we stood in line he saw the truck where you could buy doughnuts. I told him after he spun the wheel I would get him ONE doughnut and we would head home.
We got to the front of the line, and like everywhere else we had been that day, the ladies gushed and gushed over him. He won a pair of sunglasses, but she asked him if he would rather have a beach ball. Of course he would. She gave him a paper and told him that a race car driver would be back at 4:30 to sign autographs, and would he like to meet a real driver. I smiled knowing I was NOT going to bring him back. Thomas told her "cool."
We got out of line and I ordered his doughnut. Then a man came over to us and asked Thomas "I hear you want to meet me."
Those ladies went into the trailer and found the driver of the Krispy Kreme doughnut car that we saw race last night and brought him out to see Thomas!
Thomas got a little shy, but he shook his hand and waited patiently as the man signed an autograph for him (the driver's idea, not Thomas' or mine!). He told me how cute he thought Thomas was and I asked if it was okay to get a picture. He said sure, and now I have several very neat souvenirs from our day, and Thomas' first race.
Only my son!!!
Picture for Bryce in front of the Monster Truck.
Annual picture for Papaw in front of the Jeff Gordon trailer :)