Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fall Festival

Last weekend we officially felt like parents of school-age children, as we hiked the family over to Forest Ridge Elementary School on a Saturday to participate in the PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year, a carnival for all ages.

The very first thing Jesse spotted was the train ride. He was in hog heaven as he and Maren rode in their little train cars around the running track.

Jesse then tried his hand at throwing the football, and managed to get it in one of the holes in the target board. Later he checked out the basketball hoop. We got a little video of that, but I haven't yet figured out how to post those. Jesse (and Maren) also loved the apple basket toss and fishing game.

Maren was quite the expert at the tricycle obstacle course. She had one of the fastest times for her age group. She also joined the bigger boys and girls on the inflatable climbing wall.

Maren also got to do sand art, make a bracelet, and have a grasshopper painted on her face. She ran into Flash the Falcon, school mascot, along the way. Both kids loved winning prizes, including airplanes, tops, whistles, balls, and a few bits of candy.

We all enjoyed a lunch of Texas BBQ in the cafeteria. Surprisingly, we ran out of energy before we ran out of being interested in the carnival. We ended up coming home and playing Carnival on the Wii for the rest of the afternoon. I am already looking forward to next year!

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