Oh, and Grampy shared a bag of hot mini-donuts. Do I even need to say "Yum"? Because I think that's pretty much implied when someone says "hot mini-donuts". My mouth is watering as I type this late in the day. And I just did the 30 Day Shred workout. But still. Yum.
Finally it was time to go home. The kids did really well on the way out. No crying because they wanted another ride, no longing glances at the mini-donut stand (um, that one's for me. Yay me!), and generally just a happy mood.
Oh, on the way out, Katie climbed onto a tall ledge and Jake saw that and of course thought it looked like the funnest thing EVER so he climbed onto a bench and from there, onto the same ledge. I was
trying to keep up with him so he wouldn't plummet the 4 feet to the hard cement ground helping him, so that was fine... except he was walking away from the parking lot and back toward the carnival. Not good. He wasn't happy to be "redirected" and ended up getting a little feisty.
Thursday was the city parade. Grammy and Grampy, Grandma and Grandpa came over for dinner. We had hot dogs and beans and the most delicious dessert ever. Rhubarb crunch. (And I had to wait till AFTER the parade to eat it... but it was worth the wait.)
Walked over to the parade and settled in.
The kids were great!
I expected that Katie would be fine and have fun watching everything. And she was... after eating about 10 pieces of candy. I slowed her down after that because I didn't know what the sugar would do to her! This is pretty much the only time (aside from Easter and Halloween) that she gets candy in bulk. Otherwise I store it in the cupboard and end up tossing it when I find it the next year in the same place I was planning to stash the *new* bag of candy.
Jake did pay attention to the bands and the candy and the floats and, well, pretty much everything else about the parade! But after that first hour, he started loosing interest and started to run around. We were sitting at the end of a driveway and knew the people. So the fact that Jake did a lot of running (into their yard, up their front steps, up to them to pet their dog) was kind of okay. Funny to see my dad running after him. But you didn't hear that from me.
Oh, a highlight for Jake: He had his first sucker at the parade... he loved it (but that's pretty much a given) and it was very messy. But it did keep him still for a bit while Grandma held him.
Friday was packing day for a weekend at the lake!
So, yes, a very busy week!