I know, wasn’t I just at the renaissance festival? Yes, it’s true, but this time I dragged Josh and the kids along wit me, and honestly? I could go again. There’s so much to see and with each weekend being a different theme there is always something new to see. We all got dressed up and had a fairly decent time, all things considered. The kids getting older, is such a huge plus and makes outings so much easier. I think we may have to ditch the wagon next year, however, because they are outgrowing it and there were too many “She’s touching me” outbursts for my liking. Truly, though, the kids had a magical time and I love seeing how kind everyone is to the kids. Phoebe was so excited about seeing mermaids and Enzo, while not quite as enthusiastic about such ventures still managed to enjoy himself quite a lot.
We go to Fairy Forest every time. The kids rushed past the fairies this time… mostly because Phoebe really just wanted to wait in the very long line to see the mermaids. Haha!
We didn’t see any unicorns, but Phoebe found a unicorn horn that she just had to have. I indulged because… hello? Unicorn horn?
We ran into so many nice people. I think all of us had our photos taken by random people at least once, if not more for the kids. I love the overall atmosphere of the festival because everyone is generally just there to have a good time and indulge in some imaginative fun. One girl (who didn’t work there) was dressed as Ariel from the Little Mermaid and she could not have been sweeter to Phoebe who recognized her and asked to say hello. She gave her a big hug and it was so sweet!
You can see how excited Phoebe was to finally see the mermaids and more importantly, ask them their names.
Someone gave us the great idea of having Josh wait in line for the mermaids while I took the kids next door to play dress up… which they didn’t care about. Tough customers, these ones.
The kids were intrigued, but a little nervous around the dragon. Enzo opted to stand back with Josh while I held Phoebe’s hand.
Josh and Enzo went on a swing ride – the one thing Enzo requested to do as we were walking around.
I tried to take photos with Phoebe while we waited for them, but she decided to be pouty. Ha!
The kids were getting tired, so we took Phoebe over to the elephants and Enzo and I tried to get a glimpse of the joust, but alas, there were too many people ahead of us and we couldn’t get a good spot to squeeze in as we were dragging the wagon with us.
All in all, a very good day. We got in the car, drove to get ice cream and collapsed when we get home.
Don’t you love how both the boys have similar expressions, whereas Phoebe and I could have kept going? So weird that Phoebe is so much like me and Enzo is so much like Josh. Phoebe and I love our excursions and could generally be out of the house all day on a weekend, but the boys get tired and would rather play video games at home. Not this time, boys!