Friday, July 23, 2010

At the Carnival

We took a trip to our annual local volunteer fire company's carnival last night. Although Evy did make some spin art, both she and Brandon were really only concerned with one thing.

The fire truck parked at the end of the lot. Engine 104. A glimmering beacon of red, white and chrome.

It's actually the same fire engine that has been there in years past. It looks the same but Evy sure doesn't.
Evelyn by the Tire

She and Brandon each took a turn in the driver's seat. Fortunately for all of the other carnival attendees there was a no lights or sirens rule in effect.
Brandon Behind the Wheel

Maybe they'll let him take it for a spin next summer.

More carnival fun is on Flickr.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Kennywood '10

This past Saturday was our annual visit to Kennywood Park and Evelyn and Brandon had a blast.

By the Pavilion

Brandon rode the train and his stroller for most of the day. He even fit a nap into the afternoon.

Ride & Rest

Evy rode a real roller coaster for the first time. She was tall enough for the Jack Rabbit this year and was excited just to be standing in line. When we rounded the first bend she even put both hands in the air in preparation for the first hill.

That didn't last long. But she did have a lot of fun - she can't wait to go on another one.

We also spent a lot of time in Kiddieland and watched Uncle Thad and Aunt Stacey ride the Skycoaster. The evening ended with some cold ice cream on a warm night.
Ice Cream + Sprinkles + Summer

Everyone stayed up past bedtime to pack the maximum amount of fun into the day. More Kennywood pics are on Flickr.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fourth of July Weekend

Evy and Brandon packed a lot of fun into the three day holiday weekend. One or both of them did the following things:

Watched a parade
Ate giant slices of watermelon
Took a nap
Swam in a neighbor's pool
Enjoyed a picnic at the park
Ate Rita's Italian Ice
Attended a big family celebration
Chased a duck
Dripped popsicles
Made homemade ice cream
Ate homemade ice cream
Splashed in a kiddie pool
Stayed up past bedtime
Watched fireworks on television
Heard fireworks in our neighborhood while trying to go to sleep

At the Pond

More from our Fourth of July Weekend is on Flickr.