i absolutely hate going to festivals, harborfest, theme parks, zoos, ...basically anywhere in the hot sun (even though i'm partial to summer), where i have to push a double stroller and stand around waiting while everyone else has fun. did i also mention that i have really bad arthritis and it kills me to walk around these places. i have already taken pain killers and my back is absolutely gone. i feel like an old woman. i need one of those walker canes with wheels on it at this point.
anyway we went to the Pungo Strawberry Festival. The highlight for me was saying hello to Thelma Drake and kind of making the guy - Glen Nye, who is running against her in the Nov '08 congressional election, squirm just a bit. he doesnt want a smaller government, just a more efficient one. pray tell, HOW?? umm...... uhhhhh........ welll........ but anyway, back the the festival.
the kids had a ball. they got to see animals and ride A ride (it was $20 for 20 tickets and most rides were 3, 4 or 5 tickets - so split that up between 4 people). The parade was nice - minus a lot of the Khediva crap (the Masons - immensely dislike that crap). They had horses, which all the girls loved. And i believe David Asher clued me in to his pleasure at the drums. he LOVED the drums in all of the marching bands - i mean LOVED!! which that makes me happy that he is thrilled with something! He also liked it when the police/sheriff/fire departments turned on their lights and let their sirens go!
We stopped after the parade for some fries and some lemonade. Needless to say the little ones got the lemonade. But I was smart. i made them drink out of the same cup - so out of the 2 - $4 lemonades they only contaminated 1 with their backwash!! GOOD TIMES!!! Elizabeth looking so happy to be there.
Abby guzzling lemonade.
Rachel being Rachel.
Asher getting his turn at the lemonade.
Obviously Abby milking a plastic cow. DUH!!!!!!
Well DUH again, Eli milking a plastic cow!
From happy to sad in no time flat!
dont you just love the smirk on abby's face behind david asher? like he is annoying her. well let me tell you that boy was being so awesome. we were sitting in the 4H tent while they announced the Grand Showman in the Pungo 4H Club. We had the privilege of watching 3 young people prance around a ring with 3 sheep, 3 steer, & 3 fighting pigs (well 2 kept fighting with each other). And the smell from those animals were ungodly.
This is Abby pretending she is driving a HUGE, GIGANTIC Armored Military Vehicle. She was so pleased with herself. I bet she will go military! Marines only though. But i dont think i like that for my girls.
she was very pleasant when it was time to get down. that almost never happens because she usually isnt done when i want her to be done.
And of course i couldnt not add this picture. when abby saw the rides she started screaming that she wanted to ride the roller coaster. well she meant the ferris wheel. and of course the princess got her wish. now eli doesnt look thrilled but my baby girl was in her element. plus she got her way!
now i am home and getting ready to give baths because we have church tomorrow. what i find completely fascinating is that around all those animals today none of us stepped in poo or got poo on us. we only had to smell it in the animal tents.
well we got home and played outside and david asher fell in dog poop. what a great world.