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Monday, May 11, 2009

Oh What a Weekend!

The Poultry Festival has come and gone. Sad. We made the most of it, and we're sad to see it go, but it's a whirlwind when it's here!

Thursday night we took Andrew down the street (literally) to see the carnival rides, just to check them out to see if there was anything Andrew could ride. And yes, there was. There was a cute little carousel just for kids, that Andrew enjoyed. But the crowning moment was when Andrew spotted...drumroll please...a choo-choo. Just. For. Him.
Since we weren't really prepared to spend the whole evening riding rides (and buying tickets) we let him ride the carousel and the choo-choo once, with the promise that his Nana and his Mimi would both let him ride more during the weekend. In fact, I called my mom (Nana) and told her she'd better bring her piggy bank! Nana and Bampa came over Friday night and took us all down to let Andrew ride some more "choo-choo, peas." He rode that choo choo more times that I can count. In fact, the last couple times, when the attendant came to unbuckle him, Andrew pushed his hand away and said, "NO!" to the poor guy. I had to drag him kicking and screaming. He was way overtired and way overstimulated (I mean, Nana AND a choo-choo, in one night?!)

Saturday morning Mimi and Terry came down for the day, just in time for the parade. Nana, Mimi, Andrew, and I walked down the street to watch the parade, then ran home to watch it again, as it went past our house. We had a nice little cookout, and spent some good time with our family and friends!

Andrew in between Nana and Mimi...every little boy's dream!

Andrew and Mimi waving at Cocky, the South Carolina Gamecock Mascot.

Riding the Carousel with Mimi.

We love the Poultry Festival, and look forward to it each year. But man, when't its over, we're glad. It'll wear a soul out!

1 comment:

Pogue Family said...

I loved your description of the parade and festival~ it makes me miss being further south :-) It all sounds wonderful, and it looks like Andrew had a blast on that train! Thank you for your kind and uplifting words to my vent; they made my day! I'm feeling better after going to yoga class, and tomorrow is a new day.