Over the weekend, Hubby’s job hosted its annual Family Day. This was our second year attend in the six years Hubby has been with the company. Last year it was held at Carowinds. We were a little hesitant about going because I wasn’t sure how fun it would be for RJ, who was just shy of 1. However, we had a blast and kid’s area had lots of rides and entertainment for RJ.
So, I was really looking forward to heading back to Carowinds this year with RJ being older and being able to enjoy more. I was very bummed when Hubby sent me an email stating this year’s festivities would NOT be at the theme park, but onsite at the plant, just a few miles from our home:( My frown quickly turned upside down when I found out Morris Day and the Time would be performing! Hubby had no clue who the band was, so I had to break out in “The Bird” right quick. *After the show, he said he had heard Jungle Love before.* As more details of the day came out I started looking forward to it. *I’m for anything with all you can eat popcorn and cotton candy!*
We were a little dismayed Saturday morning when we woke up to a dreary day, but by 2pm the rain had stopped and we headed out. The place was packed. There was a sound stage, a kid’s area with inflatables face painting, arts and crafts, an acrobatic circus show, a lumberjack show, a BMX bike show, tours of the plant, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, and more. I enjoyed it all, but was counting down to 6:30pm and Morris Day and so was everyone else.
Then, as soon as Morris and the band took the stage the sky opened up and the rain began! Thankfully, I took an umbrella and jackets for myself and RJ out of the car. We set him up in his stroller so he would be dry and partied on as the rain played a start and stop game. The show was great! I felt like a little kid listening to my mom’s records.
The evening and the event ended with an awesome fireworks show.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, Hubby has been with six years. It was just a little over a year ago that I wrote this post about his promotion from contracted employee to an actual company hire. We are very blessed that he has a job he loves, that’s good to him and provides our family with great benefits and perks. *Hence, our family car that we get for a fraction of the actual cost!*