We ended up having a very full weekend. Saturday started off with a bang at the Renaissance Festival to celebrate my niece’s birthday. The last time we went I think I might have been a little shell-shocked. The Renaissance Festival is serious stuff! This year we went early and didn’t deal with the hours of traffic and crowds. The kids were in a great mood and were happy to sit to watch many of the different shows. We saw some poetry reading, Celtic musicians, jousting and even some belly dancing. There favorite by far though was meeting Twig the Fairy. She was the cutest fairy that put a rock and fairy dust in their hands upon meeting them. She didn’t speak but giggle, smiled and did some sign language to say thank you. I haven’t figured out yet why she didn’t speak (fairies don’t speak? perhaps she’s deaf? saving her voice during festivals?) but her enthusiasm communicated everything. If you go, be sure to try the soup in bread bowls. We snacked on that during the jousting and it was the perfect lunch.
That evening we had dinner and cake to celebrate my niece’s birthday. By Saturday evening I was pooped! We did manage to get a round of Monopoly in and I have to say, the new electronic version using cards and the machine is pretty fun. All the swiping helps fill my need to run registers at Target.
Sunday’s theme was fall festivals! After church and lunch we went to my mom’s. But not before we had costume drama. About two months ago I bought both of them genie costumes at the consignment sale and made a grave mistake by letting them play with them in the meantime. Emma’s costume is completely missing. Not to be found anywhere. And since it was so cold, I had Lexi wear tights under her costume. Lexi and tights and layers don’t get along well. We eventually had to bag the genie outfit. They both ended up wearing dance outfits a family friend had given them and named themselves fairies.
My favorite part about the first fall festival was all of us playing a round of Bingo in one of the rooms. They had it rigged somehow that we all won at one time. It was hilarious when we all screamed Bingo together and realized what had happened.
Sunday evening we headed over to Scott’s parents’ church where we used to go. The kids had fun seeing their friends, eating a bunch of food and playing games. And it is always good for us to go back and talk to the members we miss seeing every week.
A very full weekend, indeed. I hope yours went well and you have a good start to your week!