Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Spring Fest

Every spring, our city has a little festival with arts and crafts, music, food, and a kid's play area in the old downtown. Aiden and I went there today with my mom and sister. They had the kiddie area set up with tons of little games like a football toss, a bean bag throw, etc. After playing a game, the children got a card marked and when they filled up the card they got to pick out a small prize. Aiden and Mandy had a lot of fun playing there and it was FREE!

Aiden loved the bubble table. But he was ready to move on once he got splashed with the bubble solution.


He was really upset and was frantic about getting it cleaned off his arm. So obviously, the tatoo didn't work out very well either! As soon as he looked at it, he scrubbed it off!


I was really impressed by his throwing ability. The guy running the bean bag toss asked Aiden if he wanted to stand on a closer line, but he stayed where he was and managed to get all of 3 of his bean bags through a hole!

Playing "Plinko"


When he had played all of the games, Aiden picked out a purple plastic frog. He played with it for about three minutes and then it was forgotten...


After the games, Aiden got a snow cone. I requested that it be put in a cup to avoid the mess!


And we shared a funnel cake



The weather was perfect and we had a really good time. I was really proud of how Aiden behaved when we walked around and looked at the crafts. No whining about being carried or anything! But it wore him out and he took a 3 hour nap from 5-8. Eek! I just got him down for the night at 11:45 and now I'm exhausted!

11 comments:

~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

It sounds like you had alot of fun! That's great that your community sets up a free event like that for the kids. I don't think we have anything like that, although there are festivals all summer around the city.

Stephanie said...

What a great event! Sounds like he had a lot of fun. That's really funny about him rubbing off the tattoo. Sounds like something Camryn would do. She scratches her nail polish off as soon as it dries!

The Rambler said...

Funnel cake and a snow cone....jealous sigh going on :)

Mel said...

Fun day! The bubble table looks cool. And I can't remember the last time I had a funnel cake YUM!

Staci said...

What a FUN day!!! Great idea of putting the sno cone in a cup! The last time we had those I about DIED from the mess lol :)

Carrie77 said...

I love the bubble table! That is a good picture of you with Aiden

kimert said...

What a fun day!!!!

♥georgie♥ said...

what a way to spend a Saturday-GREAT pics especially love the one of you and Aiden!

Jessica said...

How fun! I wish our community had more events like that!

Night Owl Mama said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Uugh I know the 5-8 naps so well. Your lucky that you got him down by midnight. Mine usually go down by 2am

~~Mel~~ said...

Melissa you look gorgeous!

I'm glad you all had such a great time...nothing is ever better than FREE!