When asked what he wanted to do for his birthday -
Mr Ben only had one answer - INDOOR SKYDIVING!
He saw it on TV a few years ago - and has been desperate to have a go ever since.
I booked a "Family Flight" session at Airkix (near the Trafford Centre)
so that we could all have a go.
We got there early - so we could watch other people having a go in the windtunnel
- it looked amazing and Mr Ben studied it all intently.
He was so excited that by the time we were going through for the training and to suit up, I was having to hold him back.
Then it was our turn to step into the wind tunnel with Mike our wondefull patient instructor.
He was there to help us balance, to give instructions about where to position our arms and legs and and to get us flying!
Mr Ben and Miss Megs took to it at once - while Al and I found it a lot harder - but even so it was the most amzing experience - especially at the end when Mike took each of us soaring up and down to the top of the tower and back!
We have a DVD of the session which I will upload once Al has edited it - but for now here are the photos of us all flying for Ben's birthday!
Afterwards Mr Ben declared the whole thing "mindblowing awesome" - and I think I agree!