You and I both know that you don't want to hear about how I'll try again this next week, and I'll really push myself to lose a couple of pounds. When you know that I will say the exact same stuff next week, because I don't even have time to sneeze, let alone focus on my weight loss.
Besides, what I want to share instead is a little more fun. I think so anyway.
Remember how yesterday, I
Technically, I didn't lie. When I wrote my post, I had the absolute intention of doing everything I said I would. But shortly after finishing my blog, and getting some laundry started, I saw on Facebook that there was a festival going on in a town close to me. A big festival with crafts, kids activities, and a carnival. And I also remembered a little promise I made my kids last year when the county fairs were in town. Because I didn't have much money this time last year, I told them that as soon as I got a teaching job, I'd take them to a fair.
Well, the county fairs have been and gone. Being that I didn't get my first paycheck until the beginning of last week, I just didn't have the money to take them again this year. And, honestly, I didn't expect to get a check last week. I really didn't think I would get paid until September - and so I budgeted accordingly. Which means this last paycheck provided just a little extra...to have some fun with. Not only that, but the weather was beautiful yesterday. Cloudy and in the 80s.
One thing that has lacked a little since school started is family time. We've been gone so late each day that we haven't had any time to spend together as a family. So, I made the rash decision that I would put off my work and Hubby and I would take the kids to the festival.
We all had a fantastic time. We walked around the craft booths and I picked up the cutest sign for my classroom and a zebra striped pencil holder - with pink accents. It has my first initial in pink. LOVE IT! Of course, I didn't get to spend as much time as I'd have like browsing and shopping. The kids had only one destination they were interested in: The carnival.
I decided right off the bat that it would be cheaper spending $20 per kid on an armband than trying to buy tickets. The tickets are $1 a piece and all of the rides were 3-5 tickets. And the kids definitely made sure they got their money's worth. We were at the carnival for 4 hours!
I discovered a few things while we were there. One being that Jelly is a dare devil. She had an OK time on the kiddy rides - but once she got a taste of rides like the Tilt O' Whirl, Himalayas, and the Ferris Wheel - she had no more appeal for the baby rides. The faster the ride, the more Jelly laughed. I was terrified to allow her on the Ferris wheel. It was so high. I wouldn't get on it - because I'm terrified of heights, and I didn't want to be sitting and swaying at the top of that thing as it was letting off people on the bottom. So, Peanut took Jelly on. And they both laughed and waved the whole time...
|That's Peanut and Jelly in the yellow car|
Lastly, I learned that Butter has really come along way with facing his fears. He's never been much of a carnival ride lover. The first big ride he went on, yesterday, caused him to feel a little queasy. He's a little like me, I guess. As long as the ride is close to the ground - he's OK with it. He enjoyed the ferris wheel and the hand gliding high rides - but that was about it. Which is why I almost had a heart attack when I was on the Tilt O'Whirl with Jelly and saw that Peanut and Butter were both in line to get on Drop Zone. Peanut will ride Drop Zone all day long - doesn't bother her a bit. But Butter? Oh no. I was sure the ride was going to cause him to pass out - or worse. I got off the Tilt O'Whirl just in time to see the ride pulling them both up in to the air. 100 freaking feet in the air. I held my breath, pushed a lump down in my throat, and waited. The ride released, and they came hurling towards the ground. Butter's face looked exactly how I expected to - pure fear smeared all over it. I expected him to get off the ride in tears. But what did he do when he got off the ride? Let out a scream of excitement, and got straight back in line to do it all over again. He loved it! My kids are crazy, I tell ya. Unfortunately, the last thing on my mind was getting a picture of that madness. I wish I had thought about it, now.
All in all, it was a wonderful day. And I don't regret putting off my work, one bit. Of course, now I need to get it all done today. So, enough from me... but I will leave you with some pictures of all the fun we had...
|Jelly loved the inflatable slide|
|My favorite picture of Jelly - Look at that pure joy|
|Jelly on the mini roller coaster|
|Peanut and Butter are in the blue car|
|Butter's turn on the roller coaster|
|Butter and Jelly riding some motorcycles|
Till next time. ;)
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