The Wallworks

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Carnival


The kids school had their yearly Spring Carnival yesterday.  Since I am the Room Parent (by default, I called the coordinator back to say 'no thanks, I did it last year' but when she sounded so grateful and said I was the only one to call her back, I of course said I was 'so happy' to do it) I got to man a booth for 5 hours.  It actually worked out well to sit in the shade while the kids ran around like maniacs.

Every time I turned around my kids were stuffing their face with some form of sugar.



All together now.  Emry, Ethan & Lila.



Ethan was so proud he won this on his first try at the ring toss.



I cannot believe how tall Emry is, she's 11!  I am wearing clog type shoes, so really she is almost as tall as me.  She is only 2 years older than Lila but seems much older.  Lila is 2 1/2 years older than Ethan but I am sure he will outgrow her any day now.

This picture almost didn't happen.  I asked a teenage boy to take it, and he couldn't seem to find the button.  My kids dispersed thinking the pic was done.  When I realized no picture was taken I asked my dad later to take one of us all.  Since he is half blind (maybe it was the sun) he cut us off.  Finally on about the 10the take we got one.  Family pictures are not an easy thing to do.  At the carnival  even worse because the kids are just chomping at the bit to go play.


My sister Jeannette showed up with her 2 kids.  Nathan is is 2nd grade and Kiera will start Kindergarten in the fall.  Her 14 yr. old Kylee was with friends.


My parents.  My mom spoiled the kids with tickets.  I bought $20 worth of tickets for my 3 and after they had run out I told them to just wait until Grandma & Grandpa arrived, surely no Grandparents in their right mind could say no to 3 kids whining & begging for carnival tickets.


Lunch Hoarder in the house.


Too cute right?  I shouldn't even talk about Ethan because I am way too in love with the kid.   But about 4 hours after this picture was taken his dad wanted to strangle him.  To preface - sleep over the night before staying up way too late with Nathan, up early for maximum play time, carnival fun in the sun for 3 hours, lots of sugar. 

Glenn left the carnival early to watch the best little baseball player in the world do his thing.  Well, his thing as it turned out included laying down in the outfield, letting balls go right by him, being crabby, moody, tired and unreasonable.  Glenn came home extremely embarrassed and unhappy.  Kids are not for the faint of heart that's for sure.





My kids like to rub it in my face when they have soda.  Emry comes sauntering over just daring me to say anything.  Naughty girl.


Glenn and Ryan.  A match made in surfing, texting & grabbing a burrito heaven.


Kiera climbing the rock wall in her princess dress.  Jeannette was so proud because a few of our friends kids were climbing the same time as her and they (boys) didn't even make it halfway up.  Kiera gets strapped in and scales that wall all princified like it was nothing.


Oh, she's drinking water, hallelujah!


Apples and sunflower butter.  Heaven forbid I have some nachos or something.



These are my friend Rachel's 3 (out of 4) boys.  As much as I cringe at mass sugar consumption, there is just something so cute about kids and cotton candy.


Our Spin-N-Win booth.  So nice to leave the girls in charge when my friends stopped by to chat.


Normal kids could just be happy with the fun day.  Wallwork kids like to bring some of the carnival back home.


Have fun while it last kids.  I am not sure how many days I can stand looking at this fabulosity.



42 comments:

  1. Your salad looks so much better than the sweets. However, there is something about cotton candy!

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  2. That is a serious school carnival! Looks like fun, even though you skipped the nachos :)

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  3. Marie, that last picture is so funny my kids do the same thing!!!! Kids are all alike, so funny.

    Looks like a fun day had by all. I love all the pictures it's so fun to see what's going on. We find out tomorrow what kind of baby we're having. I'll post it tomorrow night. Talk to you soon,

    Shauna

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    1. Ahhhhhhh, can't wait!!!!! I say girl!

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  4. Looks like a fun day for all! Love your hair in these pics by the way... too cute.

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  5. These are all such great shots, but I think my favorite has to be Kiera climbing the rock wall in the princess dress! ;o) Too cute!

    I love your family picture, even though the universe had to align for you to get it! Looks like ya'll had one heck of a weekend!

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  6. What fun!! Looks like you had beautiful weather...well of Course! You're in California! The family photo was worth waiting for...It's Great!

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    1. Thanks Fran. The stars must have been aligned or something because we all look pretty good.

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  7. Sugar and sunshine...does it get any better? I'll take some of that!

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  8. You and your sister are both gorgeous! I love that braid in your bangs. I haven't had cotten candy in ages. I need some after viewing these cute pictures!

    Happy Monday, Mrs. Marie!

    SoUtHeRnPiNkY.bLoGsPoT.cOm

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  9. Good heavens, you crack me up! Love how you held your healthfulness together in spite of the many, many, many ridiculously appealing treats!

    You have the most adorable family ever and that carnival looked like a blast!

    PS. Good on you for letting your parents buy the additional tickets. LOL

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    1. That's what Grandparents are for right?

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  10. That looks like an exhausting day to be a parent, but awesome if you're the kids, haha. Nothing like a day of sun, racing around and consuming a gallon of sugar when you're a kid. Now? Hand me the lounge chair, book and (unsweetened) iced tea, please.

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  11. Grandparents are for spoiling and carnivals are for sugar. Although I'm sure some kind of detox is needed after.

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  12. Looks like a fun day indeed and grandparents were made to spoil (that is why they went to the trouble to have children in the first place).

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  13. That rock climbing wall is awesome! Love the princess dress pic :)

    I also love your hair!

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  14. ohhh- these colorful carnival pictures make me want to be in the sunshine having fun! My favorite shot is the one right underneath where it says, "naughty girl," its a close up. So fun!
    Cheers!
    meri
    http://merigoesround.com

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  15. Loved all these pictures Marie - they are growing up so fast! I miss the school carnivals when my daughter was little. :(

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    1. Sometimes I tell my kids to get on the bench (in trouble) for growing up so fast. It's a running joke and they just laugh and feel so big.

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  16. I wish there were a way to eat cotton candy without having to actually swallow all that sugar. It's so fun to eat! I like that your kid just flopped down in the outfield, that could totally happen in my family.

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    1. Oh his dad was not happy at all. But that's kids for you. Especially tired ones.

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  17. OMG the kids look like they are having a blast! And now I want popcorn and cotton candy!

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    1. I never crave popcorn until I smell it. Then it seems like the best thing in the world.

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  18. Oh no! You succumbed to Room Parent guilt! At least it looks like you had fun. Those teachers can be so manipulative :) Way to pack healthy snacks. I just would have gone for the junk food. Bad me.

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    1. That's why I bring my own food. If I am hungry, I am eating no matter what it is.

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  19. What fun. (: I missed already the one fair this year hopefully I'll be able to catch the one in November. Such cute kids you have btw!

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  20. looks like a fun day! i bet you were utterly exhausted by the end though. and that double straw is all kinds of awesome :-)

    http://nuhasofiyan.blogspot.com

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  21. That's a pretty great looking school carnival! I do love some cotton candy now and then:)

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  22. Haha! This looks like TOO MUCH FUN!!! :) I love it that you and your sissy have the same kind of sunglasses. ;D I hope you are having a great day.

    xo
    purposelyathome.blogspot.com

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  23. what? my school carnivals growing up never looked like this. so very jealous! and how fun to have a rock climbing wall!
    xo TJ

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  24. You get ANOTHER Mom of the year award. Awesome! Those days are so much work and you LOVE LOVE LOVE your kids to do that. CLEARLY you don't eat the nachos because you are one hot Mama!

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  25. This looks so fun!!! You are so awesome!!

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  26. Carnival nachos? BLEAH! The cotton candy though... :)

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  27. This looks like a great time..... so nice that you are always creating good memories with your family!

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  28. I have the utmost respect for the room mom...it's the hardest job in the world! And I'm sure you're the best that teacher has ever seen.

    Love the apples...I have a similar snack with me almost all of the time.

    Crazy you had such good weather! We were freezing just a few miles up north from you. :)

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  29. It looks like the kids had a great time.=)

    http://kashaysblogg.blogspot.com

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  30. Looks like such fun. I love the kids taunting you with the soda, some day my son will be doing the same thing.

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  31. That was so much fun. Family day is really a precious one. Nothing beats the fun when it's shared with the family.

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