we entered the arena and headed towards our seats. bear peeked through one of the hallways and looked up at brad with awe shouting, "i saw a monster truck!"
when we finally found our section, both boys realized what was happening and were delirious with joy.
there was still a little time before the show so we took in the scene and listened to the amusing mc and his little sidekick. we inserted earplugs and settled in for the show. ayla jo was such a darling fan! she would not keep the earplugs in her itty bitty ears, but the loud loud noise did not bother her. she just clapped right along.
as the drivers popped wheelies, raced and did donuts, i loved the show i received from the boys' faces. brad was a riot, acting overexcited and hilarious at all times. the boys were begging for some cotton candy, and when brad took them to the potty, they got a bag! and a foam hat! and a pop! all for only $20. not so good at the prices over there. bear was desperate for a hat, and brad repeatedly said no, until one of the vendors popped one on wes' head and there was no longer an option.
we attempted to plug little love's ears so as not to damage them with noise. she did not seem phased one bit.
at one point, maxer was shoving cotton candy in his mouth and was not ready for the loud roar of the engines. he literally shook with fear for a moment. then laughed and laughed.
one of my personal fave parts was when jocelyn, the driver of high maintenance won the donut competition. she was a hoot all dancing around in celebration to the half-hearted cheers of the audience. being a girl in the monster truck circuit does stuff to you. i felt it, even as one of the few girl spectators.
the show was 2 hours long and my kids were all engaged mostly the entire time. what a beautiful memory!
max caught onto the hype of getting free t shirts flung his way. alas, he did not get one.
what he did get, was an amazing monster truck experience, with love, from dad and mom.