Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It Starts Today :)

The Black Walnut Festival, the food, the rides, the fun, the silly traditions that we grow up with and would be so sad if we missed out on - it all starts today and we sure are excited at our house.
What - you don't think Taylor looks excited?

Schedule of events - and yes we realize we'll be totally worn out by the end of the week!!
Wednesday -
Tractor Pull
Riley did tell me she didn't think she would do this because "she'd probably wait until she was 4"
Edit - she did it and pulled 2'5"
Big Blow-up Slide
let's hope they have a try it for free so your kids get hooked hour or two like they did last year!
Edit - yeah not free and for $8 we could find some other entertainment - bummer
Thursday -
Terrapin Race
Yes we have two turtles and so far neither have escaped, unlike previous years, let's hope they are fast!
Edit - so we didn't win, but both girls got tickets, which is nice since rides are $3 each
Rides
Yeah for arm band night
Edit - Riley & Hope had a blast, Riley even rode a pony and went thru the petting zoo, she's not normally a hands on animal person by any means, they really freak her out and Mama has to hold her
Little Cedar Band performs
Wow - I work with a guy who has a new band and they'll be performing, how cool is that
Edit - they did great, Riley had fun dancing the night away
Friday -
Pet Parade
who doesn't love a kid dragging a cute little animal across the stage, especially when they are all dressed up in costume. We like to watch just to see what people will bring (seriously - iguanas & hedgehogs)
Edit - so my nomally fearful of animals girl not only walked with Hope and her puppy, but carried Hope's bunny named Splash - and the girls won 5th place - awesome (and another free ride ticket)!
Talent Show
Go Gabby, we hope you win!
Saturday -
Dance Performance
My baby performs with her dance class on the big stage
Edit - boy did she make us proud, she looked nervous, but she performed like a pro and loved the fact that so many people came to watch (thanks everyone!)
Parade
What better way to get a years worth of free candy then going to a parade
Dance/Tumbling Performance
Again - go Gabby go
Queen Contest
So we probably won't watch, but maybe we'll sneak a peek over there and say Go Stockton

2 comments:

Leslie said...

wow that is one busy time ....Taylor does look precious as always she looks sooo much like her sister!!!!!!!!

Hugs,leslie

Jenelle said...

We got so much candy today! I bet you all did too.