This past weekend marked our first All School's Day Experience as a residents. We started the event off with Leah's school barbecue and half day of school Thursday. That evening we visited the carnival. We could NOT get Blake on any ride but the bouncy house and the motorcycles--and that was after MUCH convincing. Autum started out brave, but ended with getting off the Alligator roller coaster mid-ride. We slept in Friday morning and made our way uptown for the highly-attended parade with Mimi. The weather was perfect. We had good seats and good company, and bags full of candy, which made for a great experience for the kids. Leah left with every politician's sticker stuck to the front of her shirt. Blake had blue sucker running down his face and arms. Autum had cheeks full of candy, begging for more. We came home, reapplied sunscreen, ate a quick lunch, and headed to Midway Motors for more inflatables and a petting zoo. The kids shed their shoes and sprinted from one inflatable to the next. After awhile, Blake couldn't contain himself and we had to cool down and step away from all the excitement. So we visited the bison, goats, llamas, monkeys, kangaroos, and other animals. He kept wanting and signing for "more" handfuls of food to feed the animals and I would put it in the palm of his hand to give the animals and he would turn and throw it at them. Ugh. Ha! Still working on proper interaction with animals/people. :) But he was cracking himself up which was quite contagiously hysterical.
|This was right before she cried and bailed. :)|
|"...best ride EVERRRRRRRRRR!"|