Monday, May 3, 2010

Mayfest 2010

This weekend we went to Mayfest - a huge festival in Fort Worth. It's really just down the street from us and we've never been. (Sacrilege to most Fort Worth residents)

Luckily, I am friends with one of the main coordinators and she encouraged us to go and even let us use her family tickets. How sweet was that? We took the whole family and had a great time. We weren't really sure what to expect, but it was really geared toward entertaining the kids and adults at the same time. There were lots of bands, shows, shops, activities, food stands, and various vendors. Plus it takes place in a huge park with several different sets of playground equipment so the kids are always entertained.

They even have this cute board where the kids can measure themselves every year. I thought that was super clever and subjected the kids to pictures.

Not sure Luke understood the exercise.

The kids tackled the first bounce house/obstacle course they came across. You can see them at the top.

Meanwhile, George wandered away from us. I hate this age. He wants to go everywhere by himself.

He totally thinks he's as big as the other kids (and us).

We also got to meet Borden's Elsie the Cow and her little calf. The kids got to pet the calf. Elsie apparently got loose that afternoon and there were helicopters and news crews all over the place. Here's the news report with video. So funny! It took hours before they were able to catch her. I didn't realize cows were difficult to catch. Guess that's the city girl in me. A mounted policeman finally lassoed her.

We spent a few minutes watching a little girls dance team performing dance routines. The girls were cute and the kids were fascinated watching them, but I couldn't take my eyes off of this sweet sight.

This is, without a doubt, the sweetest thing about siblings.

Then we wandered over to watch a show with dogs catching frisbees.

This was incredible.
You can tell by Luke's face.

Cracking me up. He looked like this when he saw the stuff on that I caught on this video and this video. (These videos are a little loud, so beware.) These dogs were incredible.

And, again, my children were sweet.

We finished out the evening with a romp in the playground . . .

. . . and Luke playing air guitar as we passed by a rock band playing in the park. He's in front of a beer sign because we're classy that way. This kid cracks me up.

The night was nice. We'll definitely go again next year.


Cowtown Camera Girl said...

How fun! I saw George walking into daycare this morning. So sweet! :0)

Fattie Fatterton said...

Those pics of Luke and Evie together were sooo cute. And George!! I just want to scoop him up and hug him!!

Theresa said...

Thanks, Ms. Fatterton!