Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Oktoberfest Goodness...

Sunday was an adventure! We waited for Ben to get home from TenMile, then headed out for Mt. Angel, to Oregon's largest (and felt like most crowded) Oktoberfest.

Rob and kids came with us, we started as a group, and made it down food alley, eating morsels from different booths.  We had rainbow kettle korn, elephant ears, fondue with bread and veggies, bratwursts, soft pretzels, etc.  

While we were sitting on a curb away from the sea of people, a bee landed on Parker's neck.  He grabbed at it, not knowing it was a bee, and it zapped him on the finger.  OUCH!!  He was tough, iced it down, and off we went to the kindergarten.  

Tillee and Audrey went on a couple bouncies, while the big kids waited in line for a "harnessed trampoline ride."  After a half an hour, we finally talked the kids out of line.  Simple math says it was going to take 2 hours before Q & P were gonna make it on the thing, so finally they gave up and we watched the championship weiner dog race.. LIFE IS GOOD!!

We walked through the crafts, the kids got bracelets, fairy wings, and Ben got dill mustard.  I got some ornaments for the girls and one for a wedding present.  It was a beautiful, sunny day with a breeze.  We had fun!

Near the car, we saw a "home job carnival" with a couple bouncies and a face painter.  Paid for the kids to go in the jumpies and each one got their face or arm painted.. Well, when you're six and seven, they get snakes on their arms!!  Tills and Audrey got rainbows on their cheeks.  Super cute!!  

After a couple cotton candies, we were on our way home, super happy, sugared out day!  Then spent the evening with Traegered pizza and good friends at Rob and Shannons!!  I feel so lucky to have met them!  The best thing that came out of Greenstone Montessori!  They are so down to earth and true friends.  We both love hanging out with them and our kids get along great.  

Quincee and Tillee enjoyed themselves, and got to play at Rob and Shannon's until almost bedtime.  Quincee and Parker enjoyed eating a cotton candy at the same time.  Rob was a trooper and carted our kettle korn around in his backpack!  Sorry Rob!  hehehe  Next year, it is full on... Leiderhosen for Rob and Ben!!!

til next time,


  1. Hey Lacee -

    Didn't know you had a blog :)
    Give those sweet girls of yours a hug from Aunt Heidi. We miss y'all so much. I hope life is treating you well, and you're enjoying your hot summer that finally arrived.

  2. Hey there, found you through Heidi's blog...lovin' this bloggity world! Come by for a visit, I'd love to have you stop in for a chat.
    Oh and no worries about posting pictures and such, like a friend told me when I became worried that I wasn't "keeping up the blog"...its like your child and you just take care of it as you see fit and don't let them tell you what to do!
    Its all just fun:)
    I am now your second follower:)