Last week, my oldest son turned 9.
We celebrated with a trip to the zoo where they had, not only animals, but lots of carnival rides.
And more bumper cars!
There were also whoopie cushions, silly glasses, candy, cupcakes and a chance to pet some wild animals.
One of the best parts of the day was getting to pet a baby coati which snuffled around my feet and tried to eat my shoelaces.
According to O, it was the best birthday he'd ever had.