We split the boys up on Saturday morning, with Bill doing a Lego event with Ben, and Ian with me. Given that the poor kid's lip looked awful by Saturday morning we opted for a quiet morning of library story time, trip to Target, and playing outside.
*Note our weekend as captured by lots of crappy i phone photos.
Sunday I took the boys to the Gotta Be NC Festival. It's like the State fair, but a 10% of the size with 10% of the crowd. It still has the best of the kiddie rides and if it can be fried and/or put-on-a stick food. It looked like rain so once there we blitzed rides, ate hot dogs and ice cream, and
Calling it a "show" is a stretch. Basically it was a bunch of vendors of dog and horse feed, a family showing a horse with choreographed moves/tricks to Gospel music (only in the South), and a sad, sad display from local FFA and 4 H organizations.
I *tried* to take a picture of a invigorating trifold board display about the Short History of US poultry, but alas with no one around I didn't want to give the impression I wanted to talk about chickens with my two boys in tow.
I did take this awesome picture instead while the boys were fighting over a choice of free erasers from the NC Sheep society. Fill in the blank: I love North Carolina because _______________________. (Did you say, "informative displays about RECTAL MUCOSA BIOPSY while eating a double corndog"?)
On the way out we checked out the BMX bike stunt show. Needless to say you know you are a boy mom when you have out your phone videoing for future viewing by one if not both children. Even more awesome was the blaring Beastie Boys and 90s rap for the crowd's enjoyment. At one point Ben looked up and said, "you KNOW this song mom?" Also, why was there a clown making balloon animals within feet of crashing bikes. Aren't hardcore BMXers and people that enjoy a good balloon animal two separate audiences?
* Note ride name: "Kick Bootie"
*note amazing butt shot of Ben! Also, am I a bad mom for
NOT wanting him to win a giant Rasta monkey?