Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Watermelon Festival

I took my kids for a "fun day" (in the spirit of DOING more things and being actively involved in their play) to the Watermelon Festival at Kitty Hawk Kites on Thursday. It was a free community event (although donations were being taken for a childrens' charity). They had a bounce house, watermelon-seed-spitting contests, a pie-eating contest, live music (Milepost 13 band rocks!), a dunk tank...seriously a good time. I dressed my kids and myself in matching tie-dye, which is probably geeky but effective, especially in crowd situations. (We also got tons of compliments on them.)
Here's what we did:

Katie resting on my lap listening to music.

Abbie resting on the porch.
Abbie hiding behind the pirate.
My sweet girly, being pensive.
Micah and Abbie made friends with a baby.
This is Pirate Pete (or so I was told).
Bouncy slide
"Hey, Mom!" "Yes, Abbie?" "Uhhh... I love you."
Action shot.
Abbie is REALLY afraid of heights, apparently.


Traci said...

Hi! Jenny S. suggested to some of the folks at NOBTS to visit your blog so I thought I'd check it out...nice to meet you!

Looks like you guys had so much fun at the festival. Love the tie-dye =)

Gretchen said...

Nice to "meet" you, too, Traci! Thanks for reading!

Melody Strayer said...

Looks like a fun day! Where's the picture of YOUR matching tie-dye, though?

The Mangine kids have matching tie-dye, too. Evie is jealous. Or at least that is what she said...