We started off by watching the parade. Now folks, I know times are tough in the economy and many of us are carrying a few more pounds than we need, but there was only ONE float tossing candy. Now what in the world has happened here? What is a parade without candy to dodge? Word to the wise, if you are in a parade, please throw some candy for the sake of the children!
I was really thankful for the one parade entry throwing candy, as I told Ashley that was a part of the whole parade experience when we were learning about them the day before. Joe and I were joking that we may need to go buy some candy to give to someone to toss at our kids. Our joke nearly became a reality!
This $4 corndog (price almost killed Joe when he bought it) was nearly the size of Ashley.
Can anyone tell me why we think pony rides look so fun? They are nearly the most expensive activity for a kid to do, and then all the kids are crying and begging their parents to get off before their turn is up. This is definitely one of those "grass is always greener" situations. Although Ash is smiling in these photos, she was not exactly thrilled about her experience. Well, and then the horse in front of us (thankfully with no kiddos on it) jumped up and tried to bite or harass the horse in front of it. That was about her breaking point. And silly me, walking beside her trying to get our money's worth out of the experience. Poor priority placement on my part!
On the other hand...Ashley LOVED the bounce house. I did not think she should do it because we have a huge trampoline at home and it seemed silly to me for her to pay to jump on the same sort of thing. However, to her, this colorful castle was far from a trampoline and she had a great time in there. This activity took only 1 token. The pony rides-4 tokens. Go figure! Next time, we're sticking with the bounce house.
This was at home-we were just all snuggling on the couch before nap time. Poor Jacob, he just doesn't know what to think of us sometimes.