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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Midwest Kids Fest

On Saturday we got up and headed out for a day at Midwest Kids Fest. We have never been there before but it sounded like a good time, anything with the word Fest in it has to be fun right!? Yeah, we had a blast. Especially Alexa. It was cool because there was tons of booths where parents could get free samples and info about all kinds of kid related things and then there was a bunch of stuff for the kids to do too.

I was totally floored at how 'big' Alexa acted the whole day. Like doing this...

She would have never tried that a couple of months ago but she told me she wanted to go jumping and didn't even look back when I left her to get all strapped in. She about died laughing and had so much fun. I think the guy next to me thought I was a little nutso because I was laughing so hard too. Part was out of shock that she was doing it and part was because she was having so much fun. Isn't it the best seeing your kids have so much fun!?

Here she is petting a crocodile.

And a snake. Again...totally new for her.
She even told me to 'come pet the snake because she was really nice.'
Ummm, no thanks.

She also got her face painted like a butterfly. She sat so good as the girl did it and then wanted me to take pictures of how cool she looked.

Pretty cool! :)

Braden found a stand with balloons at it and sweet talked the lady into one.
That was all he needed, he was good the rest of the day! :)

Too bad they don't do this every weekend!

22 comments:

Tyler said...

Looks like tons of fun! I love Alexa's butterfly.. they did a great job. Totally precious pic of Matt and B!!
Glad you guys had a fun weekend!

Sonya said...

Looks like they had an amazing time! Wow Alexa has impressed me yet again...a crocodile AND a snake!! NO THANK YOU but she was a big girl, way bigger than me!

Cop Mama said...

Wow, look how high she got! What a fun event!

Kelly said...

Too cute! Abby jumped on the same type of trampoline at our state fair and she loved it! Looks like fun had by all!

Lourie said...

Wow Alexa is one brave girl!!! I have petted a snake before. They are surprisingly soft.

Bethany said...

So cute! I want to live where you live...in the summer. :) I'm glad you had fun as a family.

Jen said...

Laura, what a great family afternoon. I agree about how fun it is to watch our kids have fun. this summer my girls did a bungee jump like this and I swear we laughed as hard as they did. I love that face painting, bet she didn't want to wash it off. and, um...I'm with you, NO on the snake petting. :)

Uncle Phill said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!

Michelle M. said...

Wow- that looks like so much fun! My kids would love that.

Carrie said...

What a fun day! I wish we had a Midwest Kids Fest closer to us. So glad you had such a wonderful time. Alexa's face paint turned out awesome and don't blame you one bit for not petting the snake...yuck! But as long as the kids are having fun and learning as they go, I am all for it!

Katrina said...

It looked like so much fun!!
Minus the snake-- that just scares me haha.

He & Me + 3 said...

That is so neat. I wish they had something like that around here. I can't believe Alexa got on that jumping thing. That is a big girl. My girls see that thing in the mall and want to jump, but it is $10 for 3 minutes. Love the face painting.

Katherine said...

Jeez I would've been terrified jumping that high (and to touch an alligator and a snake too)! You're going to have our hands full with her!

I loved your comment of laughing like crazy just because she is. When my boys really get going I laugh so hard I pee a little EVERYTIME!!! Kidding... kind of :D

Kate said...

Looks like a really fun day! I love the pic of Braden holding his balloon!

You have such beautiful children, Laura. You should have another one. Seriously. Three's a great number. ;-)

Kate said...

Looks like a really fun day! I love the pic of Braden holding his balloon!

You have such beautiful children, Laura. You should have another one. Seriously. Three's a great number. ;-)

Tina Fisher said...

Wowza! I can't believe she went on that! I would have been laughing to so hard too!

Love the expression on Braden's face reaching for the balloon!

Cutie Pies!

What a great day!

I bet they were wiped out that night!

Gramma said...

Alexa!!! I am so stinkin impressed with you!! I have to admit that I think, outside of the face painting thing, I would have SO been as happy as Braden with just a Balloon!!! Looks like you had So much fun...when is the next field trip? I want to come...

B-Dub said...

SUPER FUN!!!!!!! I need to find one of those around here, only Charley just left yesterday so I will have to go it solo. Not sure I could handle all the excitement plus two punky punks- but I am willing to give it a go!

And I still covet your daughters hair.

Helga said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!!! Alexa has the most beautiful eyes! In the picture where her face is painted her eyes POP out at you! Beautiful!

Brianne said...

Looks like so much fun!! Love the butterfly and the trampoline! I remember doing that as a kid and it was insane!!

Yay for a great day!

mrs. b. said...

oh my gosh, FUN! dude, we totally should have gone to that! i can't even believe how brave alexa is...WAY braver than me that's for sure! and as always, adorable pictures, mama. :)

Lindsay said...

That looks like tons of fun! And great pics : )