Dev and I wanted to go eat the once-a-month seafood boil at the 44, but wanted to support the Good Ol' Days stuff going on so we we took the kids down to eat at the BBQ first. And then none of them would eat. They thought we were punishing them by buying them food when there were all sorts of gigantic bouncy toys to play on. They spent an hour playing on all the toys.
Lex kept going in the wrong direction and getting lost in them so we'd have to send in these two to find him.
Israel & Tyler battling it out.
Azia and Zoran decided to go a few rounds in the ring & they liked these better than the giant gloves. They are actually pretty evenly matched. Azia is a little bigger and probably a little stronger but Zoran has more determination. And more rage. He just saw me downloading these from the camera to the computer and told me to erase all the ones where it looks like he got knocked down! He pushed Azia off the first two times and then she got him down twice. After the second time he was about to loose it so they had to stop. He wants no photographic evidence of Azia beating him.
It was pretty cool though.
|Israel trying out some flips.|
|The little boys kept busy rolling down the hill (or in Lex's case, across it) while they were waiting.|
|Lex continued to glow for some time after he fell asleep and I brought him home.|
|Alyssa and Mom about half way done!|
After a couple hours of sleep I got up to take the ambulance to the Buffalo Run. One of these years I should actually run it instead of driving around and watching everyone else run, but Saturday morning always seems too early with how hectic the weekend usually is.
|But it was a nice morning for a run. Or a walk.|
|Gottfrieds have done this this the last few years. I love it! And I recognize a bunch of those old shirts. I am really old!|
|Because of all the construction going on at the school and the current lack of high school parking lot, they had to find a new line up location for all the floats.|
Since we were at the beginning of the parade at the end of the route we pulled over and let all the kids jump out so we could watch the rest of the parade. Zoran was fond of these "army guys" or maybe it was just the excitement of them almost taking down the powerlines with their flag poles.
|One of my favorite float details this year... The whole float was awesome, too, even if the running chainsaws strapped to the top scared me a little!|
|Gwen was encouraging my son to run in front of giant trucks to get piles of dropped candy. She was rationalizing this by saying she thought he was probably the only one in the little group that really was fast enough to get it quickly.|
|Luckily he is pretty speedy. Because that is one big truck behind him.|
|Azia & Lex helping out their dad in the parade.|
After the parade we headed down to the field again. The dog and the kids all got in on the fun. In addition to more giant bouncy toy fun and the games the boys won some money doing the races.
|Mia was the fastest little dog in town. She got a big blue ribbon and a big bag of dog food. She is pretty speedy. It annoys me every time I try to catch her! ( I rarely ever actually catch her.)|
|Azia's age group lining up for the egg race.|
|Azia & Addison doing the water balloon toss. They were the runner up team. And they didn't even drop their balloon--it broke when they caught it!|
|Israel ready for the egg race with his own unique technique. It must have been effective because he won this and the sack race, too. His age group didn't have a whole lot of competition, but he was pretty excited about winning some cash.|
|Zoran took some of the money he won and used it to go win this fire truck for Lex. He's such a good big brother!|
|Zoran was pretty excited to find out Saturday that you only had to weigh 30 pounds to do this! He even had a couple pounds to spare! He hardly had enough weight to pull the bands down but he liked doing flips & having them slingshot him into the air.|
|and of course Israel had to try it again|
After a few hot hours doing all the activities we split up into a few different groups and went swimming. When we got home I spent all evening...like hours and hours...on an ambulance call on the river over by Moiese. I had been planning to take a nap all day but somehow never fit it in. I was actually asleep before midnight and up again by 8:00 for the fly in.
|Israel and Azia signing up for their flight. Zoran had kind of a rough morning once he discovered you had to be 8 to go on the plane. He hates being left out.|
|The boys in line for the yummy breakfast: huckleberry pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy.|
|Boarding their plane!|