Thursday, November 29, 2012

Vernal Holly Fair

In years past, I've always gone to the Vernal Holly Fair with a friend. But this year, she couldn't join me. I still wanted to go, but didn't want to go alone. So I invited my sister and the boys.
I've always known the community offers a lot, but I've only ever gone to Santa's Workshop to buy a few things. I bought my mom's birthday present and a few things for myself for Christmas.
Since we had the boys, we tried to find a few activities they could do. We had to be back early, or I'm sure we would have done much more. And already, I can't wait for next year.

One of the many things they offer is a pony ride. We got there while they were still setting up. They attach the ponies to one of those circular things so they just walk in a circle. A few of the ponies were saddles and tied up, so we decided to get a picture of each boy on a pony. Then we stood in line for a few minutes, but Valex decided he didn't want to ride one. He is such a cautious boy.

After that, we walked behind the library to find out what Bubble Mania was all about. It was the best part! They had a couple machines set up that blew bubbles constantly. The boys loved chasing them. 

Valex climbing the big rocks. 

Of course, that mean Daxsen had to climb them too. He does EVERYTHING he sees his brother do. 

We didn't ride the camels, but took the boys over so they could see them. That line was HUGE. 
The last thing we did was go ride the train. It just ended up being me and Daxsen because Valex wouldn't go with us. I hope he is braver next year and I hope Daxsen skips this phase. 

Before heading home, we stopped at Gandolfo's for lunch. Right as we pulled into the parking lot, so did a highway patrol car. (They were stopping to eat too.) The two officers got out of their car right as I got Valex out of his car seat. When he saw their car, his eyes got big and he started making the siren sound. Cutest.Thing.Ever.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Book Club - "Carribean Crossroads" by Connie E. Sokol

For October, Jessica got to choose the book. She choose "Carribean Crossroads" by Connie E. Sokol.
It made me miss being on our cruise ship. :( Which I am missing again right now, because my cousin is on the SAME cruise ship right now.
Jessica made a fun new treat, Sweet ' n Salty Caramel Moose Cups and also served hot chocolate. They were both delish and I couldn't stay out of them! It was a fun night. I love book club so much. Sometimes, we only discuss the book for like 5 minutes. But then we spend the next hour or so just visiting and I love that.
I'm in charge next month and can't wait!