A holiday is never a typical day, but I figured it would be more fun. I also decided to just use my phone and had Josh take pictures as well. Funnily enough I thought I would take more photos if I just stuck with my phone, but I think I usually take more photos for these posts when I pull out my big camera.
While it could have been earlier, I still wasn’t thrilled to wake up before 6:00 on Monday, so I decided to let the kids crawl in our bed and watch some TV while Josh and I dozed on and off.
The kids went to the store with me the day previously and Enzo had picked out donuts, so we had those for breakfast. It turns out the kids don’t like cream filled out donuts, so more for Josh and I. 😉
Knowing it was going to be a late night and that the kids needed naps, we nixed anymore TV and I tried to keep them occupied with random activities throughout the morning while Josh and I did a little tidying up in the kitchen.
The kids had some fun with perler beads. Enzo decided not to keep his truck design, but Phoebe decided to keep her ice cream cone. The bigger beads are perfect for tiny hands, and let’s face it, me too.
Josh’s sister and her husband had kindly offered to feed us before we all went to the carnival, so I decided to quickly make a cake. You know, I think from now on I’m going to just always throw whipped cream and fruit on all cakes. It’s the perfect amount of sweetness so you aren’t in pain after the normal amount of sugar in icing.
Also… time for more coffee.
At some point the kids had lunch and then it was time to try and settle them down for a nap. It took a while.
While Josh napped with the kiddos I decided to take a few moments for myself and read a book. It’s not often it’s that quiet in the house when we’re all there at the same time!
The kids woke up a little before 2:30, so I woke Josh up as well and he jumped in the shower while I got the kids dressed and tried to pull all of our stuff together. We were out of the house a little after 3:00 and the kids ran around like crazy with their cousins. By the time we sat down to eat their faces were red and I was starting to wonder if Enzo and Phoebe would make it until the fireworks.
And then, a little after 6:00, we were off!
The kids were a little tired, but mostly excited. Josh and I ended up taking turns on rides that needed a parent. My least favorite? The ones you have to crawl through and climb up stuff. No thanks! Of course, those are always the kids’ favorite.
They also both love the games, and we managed to find a few where it was pretty much guaranteed that they would win a prize.
Ignore my weird face… Enzo ended up loving this ride and was laughing hysterically. Phoebe insisted on going and wasn’t a fan.
There didn’t seem to be as many kid rides this year, so it seemed like it was harder to stay busy while we waited for fireworks. There was a playground, but can I just say how stressful that is when you have a ton of kids running all over? I try not to hover, but when it’s really crowded with strange adults and kids of all ages, I tend to be on high alert. Anyway, the kids didn’t mind riding the same rides over and over again.
Eventually, the skies began to darken and the kids fought over who could ride in the carrier on my back first (despite having the wagon). As you can, Enzo won the first ride.
Josh braved the crazy long cheese curd line while we all waited and the skies darkened more. All of the kids were ready to call it quits.
We headed back to the van and then finally it was time for fireworks.
We got home a little after 11:00 and put 2 sleepy kids and 2 sleepy parents to bed.
If that wasn’t enough, here are my snapchat (dinosandbunnies) clips for the day.