Well, here we are - mid-July, days of cicadas and katydids, watermelon and corn, of bugs and watching the sun go down like a big, red, hot ball. I love these summer days. Long days of daylight, of finishing up dinner AND the dishes and still having plenty of time for a romp outside. Brings back a lot of memories of being a kid!
Last night we took OUR kids to the county fair. We'd never been before, so we weren't sure what to expect. Jonathan sure did. We asked him at dinner if he'd like to go to the fair, and he could hardly contain himself - he announced that he'd like to ride the Ferris Wheel. Now I ask you, how does a 3 year old, who hadn't been to a fair or carnival since LAST summer remember a Ferris Wheel, especially since he'd never even been on one? Mark and I had a minor scuffle over who would actually take him on it, but luckily, they didn't have one - I don't think either of us is crazy about heights! But they had other rides, and Jonathan just loved the bumper cars, the carousel and the little trucks. He didn't much care for the roller coaster or the "Flying Dumbos" - which were these big elephants that went up and down. And Matthew had a blast - with blue cotton candy. I'm not sure which child arrived home dirtier or stickier, but they had a great time - and so did we! Thank you summer, for picnics and fairs, for swimming pools and cotton candy! Enjoy the pictures!