Saturday, May 26, 2012

Carnival Night

Last night after dinner, Tony and I took the boys to the little carnival at our local fire station. We had been once before with Zoe and Landon many years ago and thought it would be fun to try it out again. (Zoe was working.)

I couldn’t believe how packed it was when we got there, and the lines to buy tickets was extremely long, but we were there, so I waited. Once we bought our tickets ($50 for 56 tickets!!! Robbery!!) we were off. Harper noticed the Ferris Wheel from the parking lot and was determined to ride it. So, that’s where they headed first.




Harper loved every minute of the Ferris Wheel and wanted to get right back on, but we lured him away with promises of other rides.

Landon saw the funhouse and decided he wanted to use some of his tickets on that. He noticed that it was mostly younger kids running around on it, but I knew he really wanted to do it so I told him what the heck, just go for it…and he did! Unfortunately he’s entering that time where he’s not sure if he wants to be a little kid or a big kid. It’s a tough age to be.



While Landon was busy running around the funhouse, Tony and Harper were riding the choo choo train.



I guess Landon saw the dunk tank from the top of the funhouse because the second he got off the slide he wanted to head over there. I gave him the money to try his luck at knocking the guy in the water, but unfortunately, he missed. He was terribly close though!


Right next to the dunk tank was a shooting gallery.


And then we found this ball game…


He managed to knock the top two off the platform but missed the third. He was rather disappointed.

Since Harper hadn’t really been able to do anything for a bit, we made our way to the Merry-Go-Round. He was so happy to see all the animals, and couldn’t believe it when we put him up on the back of a horse!


Landon was being a good sport and found an elephant to ride.



He was also a good sport about riding in a flying puppy with his baby bro.



But after that, it was time for the Rockin’Tug!



And then Harper needed one more spin on the Merry-Go-Round, this time on a bunny.


By the time we were done with all of this, it was close to 9pm, way past Harper’s bedtime. So, we packed up and headed home. It was a fun night and I’m hoping we’ll be able to catch another carnival this summer.

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