The festivities started Thursday night with Cinema on the Square where they showed Finding Nemo, but it started too late for my kids. They go to sleep at the start time I knew better than to try to fight them, but I am hoping that next year at least Noah will get to enjoy it! We started our Peach Festival with Ryan's diaper derby Friday morning! I woke up at 4:30 that morning so sick - but thankfully started feeling better after the diaper derby - I was not missing it! Ryan never learned to crawl, she just scoots every where she needs to go. Don't underestimate her - she is very fast! She won her heat, but decided to just be a spectator after that - she just sat there smiling and laughing at all the other kids crawling. At least she looked cute! Noah decided he wanted to compete too - he told me to put his sippy cup on the finish line and he would crawl to it. He cracks me up - not a shy bone in his body :) After the race we all walked around the square and checked out the vendors and got the kids a few things. Then came a downpour! I put my raincoat over Ryan's stroller so I got completely soaked - plus trying to get two kids in carseats and put a stroller and everything up in the rain is hard to do - I finally quit hurrying and just finished in the pouring rain.
|Ryan scooting to victory!|
|Walking around the Peach Festival|
Saturday morning was the terrapin derby! Noah and Ryan each had one in the race this year. We were #221 and #222! They had a record setting number of turtles this year - over 250! Our turtles didn't win, but they were close and at least came out of their shells which is better than last year! Noah said his turtle won and I didn't tell him any different :) We went home for Ryan to nap and Noah and I had lunch and cleaned house. Then we went to my nephew Greyson's 2nd birthday party! It was at a bounce house and I wasn't sure how Noah was going to do. I never mentioned the problems from the day before and he didn't either - he went down every slide there fearlessly thankfully! I am hoping he has forgotten all about getting stuck! He even has bad scratches down the back of his leg from the velcro and he says he doesn't know what they are from - I didn't remind him :) We left Greyson's party a little early to make it back to town for the Peach Festival parade! This was the first year they did it in the evening and I liked it! This is Noah's first time to actually understand the parade and he loved getting all of the candy - even though he won't eat any of it! In his words "candy is yuckty and dross" - I am not pushing it, he can think that as long as he wants - less dentist appointments!
We had a great time at the Peach Festival and I am looking forward to next year! I cannot wait until Noah and Ryan can do the greased pig chase, pie eating contest, water balloon toss, egg toss, bicycle obstacle course, frozen t-shirt contest and whatever else fun things are added. Good job Johnson County - The Stillwells had a great time!