Saturday, May 29, 2010

Gaspee Days

It's Memorial Day weekend and my husband is at a soccer tournament with
my daughter so it's just me and the boys.
Patrick decided to stay home.
We went to the Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival.
You can learn about Rhode Island State History and the Battle of Gaspee here:

Tae was very excited to go because he knew there would cotton candy
and food I don't usually let him eat.
These shellacked Puffer Fish kinda grossed him out.
We didn't buy any.

He called them pricker fish.

Tae was so excited to enter the food court.
He was soooooo hungry.
After all-it had been nearly two hours since he had eaten.
He must be famished.
Fried Dough sounded good.
But they didn't have any with sauce.
Why wasn't there any with sauce?
We had to settle for cinnamon and sugar on ours.
We met our friends Kayrn and Gideon.
Gideon made short work of the fried dough.

But Kayrn treated us to some clam chowder and clam cakes.
They were delicious.

Thomas the tank circle the festival many times.
Several children almost lost their lives.
I think the driver may have been drunk.
Or wishing that he was.
We ran into our homeschool friends Romy and Clover.
Their mom Linda bought them these Colonial outfits.
As you can see-Romy looks delighted.
She was even more thrilled when Linda made her put on the bonnet.

Tae went down the balloon slide 3 times.
I know this because the tickets were $2.00.
For 3 slides.
Yep, Carnival life.
But he loved it and had fun.

Then he went in the bouncy balloon house for 5 minutes.
I know this because it cost $2.00 for 5 minutes.
The ride operator leaned his body against the door cause
kids kept falling out.
Then Tae remembered that he made a bottle with layered sand and
kept it in his pocket while trying to jump in the bouncy house.
And they were worried about him wearing shoes.

We went to see this magnificent view and a family
of Canadian geese wandered onto shore.

They had twenty six babies.
What a huge family.
I'm glad I don't have twenty six babies because
I was exhausted by the time I got home with one child.

Hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
Keep those in your heart that have defended and
continue to defend our country.

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