So before we could head to a totally awesome Pokemon birthday party for my nephew, we hung out in the Les Schwab lobby while they put a new tire on it.
The good people at Les Schwab checked the remaining two tires (that weren't purchased from them) and said they looked fine but it's possible we had a bad batch of tires and they could have the same problems.
Then we ventured on to my nephew's birthday party where my creative sister put together an amazing Pokemon bash with more than 25 kids, a handful of rare live Pokemon running through the neighborhood (in colorful leggings) and kids chasing them down with a giant pokeball.
It was so much fun that the van troubles faded away.
For a YouTube video from the party, you can click this link.