Because you know every true Mortonite has to have pictures of the festival and the parade. :)
We went to the festival on Wednesday night and met Logan and Ashley for supper. The pumpkin chili was slightly disappointing with it's near pureed meat pieces, but the flavor was good. Bridget didn't eat a single bite of her $2.25 hot dog, and I'd forgotten Carter's baby food. All in all it wasn't a super fun experience with 4 kids under 2, and next year we'll probably just skip the food.
We went again on Friday night, mostly because I wanted a funnel cake and Luke wanted a lemon shake-up. I was convinced that we needed to take Bridget on some rides. Luke was quite convinced that we did not. So we settled on one "ride" and $6 later we here ready to down the slide. Bridget loved it and kept asking to go again. I probably would have let her, although I did have to agree with Luke that $6 per time was a little steep.
Then we went to the parade Sat morning. It was chilly early on, but I didn't think about it warming up later and being in the sun, so I think we all roasted most of the time. My mom, Adam, and Daniel and Wendi came and sat with us.
It took Bridget about 10 min to figure out how this parade thing works. And then she was heading out into the street waving and smiling, and get lots of candy dumped at her feet. And I mean lots. That whole basket was full to the top!
Carter was missing his morning nap but couldn't fall asleep in all the excitement. He hung out here with grandma for a lot of the parade.
New favorite activity: emptying out the cupboards and climbing into them.
Mad face. :)
Bridget has been going through this phase where everything needs to be undressed, including herself. This was just the beginning of it all. I thought it was funny that she'd half undressed herself and then fell asleep. A few nights later she was up talking and singing to herself till 11pm. When I finally went up there, I found her jammies on one end of the room, her diaper on the other, and she was sitting under her blanket, stark naked, singing Jesus loves me. :)