So of course we stopped. This is one of the things I love about living where we live-- these small-town festivals. Anyway, we got out and wandered around a short while, listened to some of the music, and then hopped aboard our local train for a ride around the park. We happened to get on the train when it needed to take on water and blow out steam, and we were right up front-- so the kids watched everything with great interest. The train is 100 years old and runs on diesel fuel (as it always has). Here's Casey posing in front of it:
After the train ride, lunch, and a nap, we had a birthday party. So Casey, Marcie, and I headed over to Casey's friend's house. Marcie was the only little girl there and got quite a bit of attention. There was a bouncy house and ice cream cake and a pinata, which both kids took some swipes at. After all the candy fell and Marcie went around picking it up, she'd pick up a piece and sniff it. If it wasn't chocolate, she'd put it back on the ground and move on until she found another Hershey's miniature.
Later on, after dinner, we went over to Jimbo's to get Casey some "special green apple juice." You might know it as Green Machine by Naked Juice. We're hoping Casey will like it and drink it because it actually has quite a lot of greens in it-- and he just doesn't eat green vegetables. He asked if he could wear his Dash Incredible costume. And really, who are we to stifle his creativity? So we let him. Here is is:He was dancing around the store when he lost his shoe. He's such a goof-ball sometimes.