Well, as Strasburgians any way.
I have a feeling we will be back this time each year for a visit.
For a small town, we sure can put on a rather impressive festival!
Tonight was day 1 of Mayfest, and Garren and took the kids to the carnival. Poor Thomas was really to little to do much of anything, but we found at least one activity his size!
Actually, Garren had the idea, and Thomas loved fishing for his duck. Well, really he just splashed and put his hand in the big pool of water.
But, after some coaxing from daddy he got a ducky out of the water and picked his prize: a ducky to take home! I am so glad I was able to capture the look of pride on his little face. He loved that duck. Of course he kept wanting to go back to the little pool to play some more and was terribly unhappy that we wouldn't let him.
As for Gracie, our brave little carnival goer rode the rides...BY HERSELF!
She climbed on and off of the carousel horses without help. She rode the ride and waved to us as we looked on. And, if that wasn't impressive enough, she went into a FUN HOUSE! Yep, my little chicken went inside a play house type thing just for kids! She wasn't so sure standing in line, but then she watched one of her Kindergarten classmates come down the slide at the end and got excited.
I am not exactly holding my breath that all of this bravery will stick around, but it sure was fun to watch for one night.
Once we were sufficiently pooped out, we took the very excited and very tired kids home to rest for tomorrow's long day of festival fun.