On Monday, my friend called to invite us to a “country family fair” that her kids had decided to create and run. Her kids were so creative! They came up with old-fashioned fair games (bushel basket toss, potato sack race, and apple bobbing just to name a few) and put together some fair displays (a regular country fair might have livestock and produce, but we got to experience a coins of the world collection and a little boy’s brand spanking new stamp collection — all 3 of them!). The kids even decided on food for their fair: watermelon and lemonade. What could be a more perfect event to hold at their farmhouse??
Well, of course we went and the kids all had a great time! They played games until one of the biggest thunder-and-lightening-and-hailstones-can’t-see-across-the-street-storms-EVER hit. That’s when we hurried all the kids inside and they easily set about keeping each other busily playing. It was a perfect way to spend an afternoon!
That night I also managed to finish off a very late Christmas present for my brother-in-law. This was my first attempt at freezer paper stenciling and I think I did okay though I probably need to work on my technique a little. Sorry the photos are such poor quality — that’s what happens when I photograph here at night… Oh, and context for the photos: the kids refer to him as Uncle Meatball.The other exciting news of the day was that I won a family pack of tickets to Mont Cascades so we’ll definitely be trying that out sometime in August!