This past weekend was Apple Blossom here in Payette. Ty had the weekend off and was able to enjoy the town's festivities with us this year which was great! They have a fun parade where the kids loaded up on candy. Vanna was an absolute sticky mess by the end of the parade - she couldn't shove that taffy in her mouth fast enough.
After the parade, we received a sweet invite to a bbq with friends and enjoyed the entire afternoon with them. We thought for certain the kids would be monsters while we were there as we were already getting passed their nap times but they did great and couldn't have had more fun playing with all the kids that were there. When we finally loaded them in the car to go home, they fell asleep within what seemed like seconds. They enjoyed a late nap which we thought would be perfect because we still had the carnival and fireworks to go to.
Well, we should have known better than to plan that much fun into one day because the monsters DID come out as we left the carnival. :) Cash had a complete meltdown because as we were leaving, he came across a glow-in-the-dark sword he'd seen and NO amount of convincing (that he'd already had loads of candy, played with friends, rode rides at the carnival, etc.) could persuade him otherwise. Needless to say, we left the carnival frustrated and determined not to go back next year. We also figured we'd skip out on the fireworks (my favorite part of the festivities-tear) as we were approaching the kids' bed times and weren't about to encourage more meltdowns of the same magnitude. We defintely had over-exhausted kids by that time already. Oh, but it really was a fun day and a great time we had together as a family. I've often thought, "what would we do if we didn't have kids to entertain or kids to entertain us (yes, even meltdowns can be quite entertaining and comical)?" We definitely have a good time with them.