Our family friends, the Johnson's, work for Southwest Airlines (he is a pilot, she is a flight attendant). They ended up with four extra tickets to the company's holiday party, and we were the lucky recipients. The event was held in a hanger at the end of Sky Harbor airport, and William's favorite part was watching the planes take off right over his head.
A few amazing highlights from our fun-filled day:
~A car show with lots of classic cars. Lily and Emery's favorites were Tow-Mater and Lighting McQueen replicas.
~A petting zoo with lots and lots of goats. Also, pony rides, but William was too chicken to try and Lily was too busy riding the tilt-a-whirl with Daddy.
~Balloon animals. A princess sword and Olaf, the Snowman. I stood in line for 30 minutes for these darn things so made them immediately pose for a picture before they popped.
~Santa rode into the party on this plane for WWII. We were then able to explore the inside and hear a little bit about the history of the plane. It flew over 2000 combat hours during the war!
~Lily, William, and Ryan had a blast on this slide. It reminded me a bit of the creepy slide from 'A Christmas Story' so I stayed on solid ground.
~Free range to sprint down the runway. Heading toward the SW airplane for a photo inside one engine!
|Emery, Nash, William, Lily|
But the highlight of the day…seeing the big guy up close and personal. Lily asked for a princess and glasses (?) and William, well, he just wants his mommy for Christmas. Fine with me!
Such a fun filled day with great family friends! The party was a truly a child's dream and put us all in the holiday spirit.