In our small tiny town we have a very large event. The yearly fireman's carnival. Our town does not have a stop light but we have a brand new nice size fair ground, go figure. Our little main street town for the past week has been filled up with cars lining every street, ally even parking in peoples yards for what I heard last night $5 a vehicle. The roads are nearly impassable as everyone is enjoying the festivities.
This year we went to the carnival two times and my husband three. Not at all that he wanted to be there that much but in order for a small town to host such a big event it means everyone in the town has to do their share and work it for some amount of hours. Wednesdays was his night. He along with others were running funnel cakes. When Wednesday came along we watched excitedly as the sunny warm weather turned to a cold very stormy night. There was such thunder and lighting that it canceled the rides and the games and yup they decided to not have open the funnel cake stand. He was relieved and home early. This year I was exempt from "volunteer" work due to the having just birthed.
We went on Sunday and the boys rode rides for 3 hours! Dad, me and baby watched them go on the same things over and over. We had to pull them away kicking and screaming. They wanted to stay longer and keep on ridding.
Last night was their big fireworks night. The kids had saved up some loose change in order to play some games. We went down a little early and they first played the fishy game. Both boys threw little ball at bowls and Evan was the lucky winner. A new pet. His request has been answered. He won a goldfish!
They then went to a familiar water race game. They tried hard and competed against a bunch of people but it was Gregory's turn to win. He beat them all and won a frog.
We settled down for the fireworks and enjoyed the show.