Sunday, September 6, 2015

A Festibull!

Today we headed up to Schaumburg to see my grandma and mom, and to go to Septemberfest. Henry and Nick call this a "Festibull."

Despite the rides being insanely expensive, they were, as Henry described, "So awesome!" He especially liked driving this green truck, and was impressed that he was deemed old enough to "drive" it.

Even the thought of these things makes me nauseated, so I was glad Greg took one for the team.

Worth $9? To Henry and Nick, definitely.

 All of the ladies just stood in the shade and watched the spinning.

I liked the free things much better than the rides. For example, they had a firefighter challenge, and both of the boys took on this one with gusto.

I told each of them to "smile and look heroic" when they posed in their outfits.

They had to put on a firefighter's hat and coat and crawl through and obstacle course, following a fire hose under and over obstacles. The best part? They had dry ice floating through, reminiscent of smoke. Nick needed to be reassured that this wasn't real smoke.

Nick is crawling through a tube in his outfit.

The goal was to crawl under without knocking over the table.

Henry is short enough that he didn't even bump the table when he crawled under.

Our afternoon at the "festibull" wasn't as long as we would've liked, due to the extreme heat and humidity. We were all grateful, though, that my grandma likes to feed us well. Especially Henry, who ate his eclair with gusto and proudly showed off his chocolate moustache.

We all left with full bellies, and I think my grandma's puppy Lucy was tired out from the boys' energy levels.

Oh, and Nick? He didn't let me take his picture as much today, except for when he reached a major achievement: He tied his shoes by himself for the first time today!

He was happy to gie me his biggest grin after he successfully tied those sneakers!

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