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.