Saturday, February 9, 2008

Fun Saturday

We had a fun day today up at Steve's parents house. The community in which they live had a winter carnival. The majority of people who live in the community are retired couples who are living the good life and they bring their grandchildren to share in the festivities. We went last year and had a great time. Word must have gotten out that it was so much fun because the crowd was VERY large today. Fortunately, we had stopped to eat on the way. The kids NEEDED to eat. Unfortunately, Steve's parents had hoped to eat hot dogs at the carnival and the crowd was so big, they ran out of food. Come to think of it, they never ate after we got back to their house either. (You guys must be starving)
We did have fun though.

The kids got balloon wands. The balloon guy reached over and signed Noah's cast before we knew what was happening and he signed it "ballon guy" Complete with his career likelihood MISSPELLED. Kind of funny.

Steve LOVED holding the balloons while the kids were drinking their hot chocolate.

The kids also made a snowman thermometer craft

Got their faces painted

Saw many pretty impressive snow sculptures.

We also went on a horse ride but I'm saving that picture for next Friday.

When we got back to Steve's parents' house, the kids were ready to play. I spent some time time sharing my recent blog entries and conversed with Steve's Dad about how to make movies on his digital camera while Noah played games on the new laptop.

While all this was going on, I guess none of us noticed that we hadn't heard from AA in awhile. When he was finally discovered, he had not only "flowered" in his underwear, but had also discovered some very pretty nail polish. He knew he had gotten busted BIG TIME! Don't his nails look lovely?

So now we had a shark on one cheek from the carnival and a beautiful line of nail polish on the other.

We had a fun ride on papa's tractor before we had to head home so Daddy could go sing at a restaurant.

I'd say we fit a lot in for a quick trip up North. We are getting an "arctic blast" as I write this according to the weather forecasters so I'm glad we got outside today. Tomorrow we have forecast wind chills of -10 to -20 degrees. How's that Florida heat, Dad?

Have great Sunday.


Hillary said...

What a fun day! Hooray!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you guys really had fun! I love the pictures, especially the nail polish on the face. Odin and Kira must have been feeling the same vibe as they both colored themselves with markers on their face down to their legs. Stay warm tomorrow.

Steph said...

No new addition that I know of but it would be nice if it happened this year! We are very fond of our old au pair she is goign to come visit us this this summer form New Zealand

Melany aka Supermom said...

lol Very funny how the guy misspelled
Sounds like such a fun family day

Chrissy said...

All that in one day?! Sounds like a great Saturday!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

That sounds like a great day! We didn't do much other than go to the library and Ron took the big girls to a movie while Becca and I hung out at the mall. Today we skipped church (brrrrr) and had a 'pajama' day at home since it was too darn cold to go anywhere... :)

Jenny said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful day together as a family! It looks like a lot of fun. The snow sculptures are amazing!

TheCynicalOptimist said...

Looks like fun! Those days are my favorites! Lovin' the nailpolish by the way! :)

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Andrea said...

Sounds like so much fun - and the nail polish thing is too funny! ;) And -10 or -20 sounds pretty cold for Florida!! Here it has been -50 (celcius) with the windchill for the past few days - I can't WAIT for summer!!!

Jill @ Live, Laugh, Blog said...

Looks like fun! And I'm super jealous of the snow!

Kristi said...

Actually, we are in Michigan. my parents are in Florida right now which is why I made the goofy question about Florida.

Childlife said...

Glad you guys had such a fun time! A winter carnival is a great idea - what a nice cure for cabin fever : )

KC said...

Looks like a great day
LOL about the flower and the nail Polish..
I still can't get Little Man to flower in the potty.. we are doing great at liquid side of things but I'm not going out in underware for him until he gets the hang of flower. The nail polish thing happens all the time here with Little Man since he has two older sisters..