While the first day of Fall has come and gone, Mother Nature still hasn’t taken care of her hot flashes. We had 90+ degree temperatures finishing off the week last week, and while the temperatures are finally starting to cool down, the humidity levels are still persistently annoying. Of course the endless torrential downpour of rain yesterday probably didn’t help the humidity aspect. I’m ready for the cooler weather.
I had trouble with my internet connection yesterday because of the bad weather – when I finally got online, I had some issues trying to leave comments on Blogger blogs. Anyone else run into error after error yesterday, or was it just me and my gimpy laptop?
Speaking of the weather, we spent Sunday at a Corn Festival. I know, excitement abounds in Small Town. But it was really fun, and Mother Nature decided to give us a break after threatening to rain on our parade, so the weather was actually really nice. Since it was overcast most of the day, it didn’t get too terribly hot, so wandering around aimlessly having fun was nice.
Just inside the entrance is the first photo op – of course Princess Nagger had to choose the horse just to annoy Dada:
There were a lot of fun things to do, especially for kids. There were hay bales to climb on and crawl through:
A giant tube slide to slide down on (and of course I forgot to take a picture of the actual slide, just of Princess Nagger exiting):
While Princess Nagger was sliding on the giant slide, the hubby and I were slightly distracted by Julienne Irwin (the runner up on America’s Got Talent a couple of years ago) performing on stage:
We also wandered aimlessly through the 8-acre corn maze with Princess Nagger in the lead:
We all had a lot of fun, the only disappointment of the day was the face painting. We saw lots of people running around with unique and elaborate face painting – cats, tigers, butterflies – you name it, they were cool looking. We even saw one little boy with a dinosaur painted so the little boy’s mouth was the dinosaur’s mouth. Princess Nagger immediately decided that’s what she wanted, too. So off we went and…
Um, yeah. More like a bad hieroglyphic than actual face painting, especially since no paints were used. And definitely not what we saw on the little boy. We must have waited too long and the gal that painted the dinosaur on the other kid must not have been there when PN went, because they all seemed baffled by the description. At least a second trip to the bounce house quelled Princess Nagger’s disappointment.
I’ll share the rest of the pictures tomorrow – don’t want to inundate you with all of them today!
Thank goodness we have a month until Halloween. Princess Nagger finally decided what she’d like to dress up as. Princess Zelda:
Since there are no ‘ready made’ costumes to buy, I have my work cut out for me to make this for her. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes. Meanwhile, since Picture Day is Wednesday, she wanted to wear a pair of Tri-Force earrings for her picture (in fact, she had it in her head that I could whip up the costume in two days and she’d simply wear it for picture day. I had to disappoint her that my magic wand is currently on the fritz, and that the school wouldn’t allow her to wear the costume to school, so she’ll just have to wait until Halloween.) So she relented to no costume, but wanted to know if I could make her some earrings to wear of the Tri-Force symbol:
I thought about making them out of clay, but decided to go a different route. Since Princess Nagger loves anything gold and shiny, I made these instead:
Princess Nagger was thrilled when she saw I made them by the time she got home yesterday (she had doubts that I would be able to pull it off before Wednesday morning…such confidence in her Mama!) and had to put them on immediately:
I think she’ll make a cute Princess Zelda, don’t you? It’ll be worth all the work that will have to go into making a costume for her to wear. Wish me luck.
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