Monday, October 13, 2008

MIA

I've been sort of missing in action for the past couple of days, but it's been another hectic week and weekend. Thursday night we finally went to the fair, which, good grief, when did the fair get so expensive?? Wrist bands to ride all the rides are $18 a piece. And while that seems ridiculously expensive, it's still the best option since tickets were $1 a piece and the ferris wheel alone was 4 tickets. Here are a few photos, just because:


I promise that they were both having a good time, even though they look pretty serious in these photos. There was a fair amount of arguing over who got to choose the next ride, plus the want, want, want of every trinket and gew gaw on the fairway, but still we had a good time. I managed to capture this shot of the evening sky and it turned out much better than I thought it would.


Yesterday was the family reunion that I'm now in charge of. This is my third year and I have to say it wast he best one yet. In recent years the attendance had fallen off, particularly among my age group, but this year we were the largest group and I was thrilled. I saw some cousins that I hadn't seen in several years and they all brought their children. It took them a little while to warm up, but it wasn't too long before they were all playing together. THAT's the reason I took over the reunion, to ensure that my children know what it means to be part of a bigger family.

And today I'm home with Punkin. Her school is closed today for a teacher work day, so we're just going to hang out. Just us girls.

10 comments:

calicobebop said...

I love the looks on their faces! They are serious about having fun!

It's wonderful to hear about your successful family reunion. My dad's side has been trying to do one every couple of years but it's just not panning out. Sometime in the future maybe you can do a post on how you manage it? I know I'd like some ideas!

for a different kind of girl said...

Our fair was a money sucker this year, too! We really had to plan accordingly, even with the discounted (barely!) tickets to admission for off hours.

Enjoy your day at home together. I'm fighting the temptation to stay home today, too, by myself. Guilt may end up winning out, though, and I'll go work my measley three hours.

Burgh Baby said...

I stopped going to reunions because we were the only ones there in our age group, despite the fact that both Mr. Husband and I have dozens of cousins our age. Well done bringing the whole fam back together!

Enjoy your day at home. I'll just be sitting here stewing in my jealousy.

AmyM said...

Great faces! Beautiful sky photo too! I like the whirly-gig-thingy in the foreground.

Fannie said...

Fairs, ballgames, the zoo. It's getting to where we can't afford to leave the house!

Karen said...

I love the bigger family concept! My family doesn't get that, but Sam's family does - and does it right. Go, Madame Queen!

Lauren said...

I love that sky picture! Very cool with the ferris wheel. Glad y'all had fun!

Susie said...

We often avoid our state fair due to the CROWDS and the expense and the TRAFFIC and did I mention the crowds?

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I love family reunions! And it seems every year the family gets bigger and bigger. The girl kids have quickly outnumbered the boys.

Colleen said...

I keep missing our family reunions--mostly because they're over Father's Day weekend on odd-numbered years in Tennessee. I'm hoping to convince a few of my Yankee cousins and their families to make the trip down to meet me there next year. Hopefully gas prices will cooperate. ;)