Ok, so maybe it wasn't exactly the Derby when we took Campbell for his 4th birthday to Lone Star Park. But in the eyes of my 4 year old, he completely thought it was THE real Kentucky Derby.
I have never seen Campbell more excited in my life. He took every second of it in watching every move of the horses and jockeys.
Campbell's lifelong dream is to be a jockey. I haven't broken it to him that his daddy is 6'4" and his chances are slim. So we were excited to finally get a picture of him with a real jockey except Campbell held on to me like he was Santa Claus or the Easter bunny. I felt tall for once in my life.
We made a bet on #4 on Campbell's 4th birthday. Good thing it was a $2 bet because he came in dead last.
Nolan was a good sport and enjoyed it but he seemed more enamored by playing with his sweet Landry Kate. "I love her to the last star." -- Nolan Case McDonald, age 6. I think the feeling is mutual, Nolan.
We like to teach gambling young.
What a fun memory. I think this is one that Campbell will never forget. He's still talking about it and wanting to go back.