Once again, the weather has been beyond gloomy, and we've been stuck in the house. Fun things like this are a good break in the monotony...
June 27, 2011
This past weekend was our small town's annual celebration...called "The Egg Days". Everyone in town goes all out...they have a coronation ceremony for the new "Egg Queen", a parade in town, a pet show, and a carnival sets up on the school field.
It's all a big deal over nothing, and it's pretty funny. Who wants to celebrate eggs anyway? But besides otherwise ignoring everyone's craziness, on Saturday some of us took advantage of the carnival and spent the afternoon having fun.
The huge slide was pretty exciting...
Then John rode one of those sit-on-a-motorcycle-while-it goes-in-a-circle rides...sometimes I think I could have invented these things...
Then there's darts...
And the Ring Toss...
And the "Fun House", which looked like I could have built it myself. Not very impressive.
Andrew was sweet as usual...the whole thing was more at John's level, but he played along and made it fun for his bro.
(taken by Andrew)
John's first roller-coaster ever. His face says it all.
(taken by Andrew)
You gotta love those baby roller-coasters...they're the only kind I can ride and not basically die from fright on.
Then the three of us went on the Ferris Wheel. It was so much fun...I loved being so high up and being able to see so far!
I had wanted to go on a Ferris Wheel for a long time...and despite being a small one, it was still really fun.
June 25, 2011
On the last day of our jam-packed visit, we decided to head to Seattle for a new adventure, and we dragged Elizabeth along with us.
Of course we had to relive our first ever trip to Seattle, so we dressed in the craziest things we could come up with in 30 minutes.
Anabelle and I dressed as young Moms...which is waaay more awkward than it sounds. Here she is with her "baby".
And Amanda, MaryAnna, and Elizabeth dressed as...crazy little girls. I'm not sure what else to call it...
We snapped a few shots of our adorable matching socks, and we were off!
The drive was hilarious...we were in crazy moods, had music on loud, and we were waving to guys...a couple even waved back.
Our first stop was Pike's Place Market...soo many people there and lots of cool things to look at.
And yes, people thought she was holding a real baby. "That baby must be brand new!", "How old is she?" and "Congratulations!" were things we heard as we walked.
Here are the three crazies.
And us mature ones. =)
And yeah, I was supposed to look pregnant...but didn't notice that I'd made the tummy too small and now I'm realizing...I just looked like I was having a weight problem. No wonder I didn't get any comments like the others...
It was a horrible feeling...being pregnant. So fat and wide. I was constantly soo relieved that it was completely fake, and taking off that fat suit was one of the best feelings ever.
Then we stopped at Whole Foods and picked up dinner, and dashed off to the theater. It was time to relive one of our most special and embarrassing traditions.
Tutus to the theater.
And that was the end of a momentous, crazy, wonderful visit. And we are already looking forward to the next one...