Saturday, we went to the Harvest Festival at the nearby park. It was perfect weather outside (about 68 degrees) and really enjoyable. One tiny problem is that we waited until after Christian’s nap so we didn’t get there until around 4:30 or 5 since he didn’t go down until later and it was a little dark. We went on a hayride around the very expensive neighborhood that is on the outskirts of the park. It was pretty funny/interesting as they had a recording about the various houses there, when they were built and some interesting history. It reminded me of the tourist who pass by the houses in “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” in the carriage. They also had a guy play the guitar when the recording stopped which was interesting too.
When we got back to the the other stands for the festival it had gotten pretty dark. Christian went into the fenced-in area for the petting zoo. It was a different petting zoo than I’ve ever seen because they just had all of the animals in there together: goats, pigs, calf, chickens and bunnies.
There also were pony rides. For having a mother who’s only had one pony ride and has never even been on a horse Christian has already had at least half a dozen pony rides and ridden an elephant and a camel. He has no idea what a spoiled boy he is!
After that we went to the bouncy houses and Christian was happy about that. They also had a cake-walk where you really did win a cake (okay a cupcake). Jared won and Christian was happy to eat his daddy’s cupcake while we watched Jared climb the rock wall (Christian really was upset that he was too small for the harness).
All-in-all it was a really fun evening and even though we had our child along it felt a lot like a date. Which was nice. I really love my two boys!