Sunday, October 28, 2012

Renaissance Festival

We had a fabulous weekend, I'm sad that the fun has come to an end.  We actually got some Fall weather, and it has been wonderful.  Friday evening we embraced the cold by going to our favorite Cajun place and filling our bellies with gumbo.  YUMMY.  It was low key evening which ended with some wine and recorded shows while lounging in comfy pants and warm fuzzy socks.  It was a good relaxing evening.  Saturday morning we had Dane's soccer game, and then headed to the Renaissance Festival shortly after.  This is what Kevin wanted to do to celebrate his birthday this year.  It had been many years since we had been.  Kevin is really so easy to please.  Never wants anything fancy...usually just wants to go somewhere fun and get his seafood fix.  Tuesday is his actual birthday, so his celebration will continue until then.  
We had a blast at the festival.  The weather was PERFECT, couldn't have been any better.  We did it all, and spent the entire day there.  We watched some shows, saw the knights do the jousting competitions, played games, ate some really good food that included turkey legs and funnel cakes, walked around looking at everything, rode a couple rides, and did a lot of people watching.  People go all out for this festival.  It's crazy some of the costumes that you see, and the people really take this whole thing pretty seriously.  We had a great family day.  We got home just in time to watch the Aggies spank Auburn, which obviously made for a good ending to the day.  
Sunday we went to a Halloween festival... more on that later. 
Dane wanted to get his face painted... he chose a Batman mask. 

Hmmm...turkey legs.  They were soooo good.  

There were a lot of crazy looking people with some elaborate costumes.

Dane has forgotten how to smile... below is his newest smile... it's so weird.  He does it every single time we tell him to smile. Fake Fake Fake.  I prefer his real smile, the one he does when it's natural and we aren't telling him to smile. 

Renaissance brings out the freaky people as well.  This person/fairy thingy was just hanging out in a tall tree.  Just chilling, like it was normal.  It's like he/she was like oh I think I will go to the festival and just hang out in a tree. No big deal. 
Shrek and Fiona were in attendance
Dane refused to get in the picture with them because he said they weren't the real Shrek and Fiona, as he rolled his eyes.  Too bad the girl that took the picture couldn't get Shrek's head in the picture...

Dane normally isn't really into petting zoos, usually refuses to touch animals.  But, he was all about this baby goat.  We had to pick him up and drag him out of the pin... odd side for the little man.  It was a cute little goat.  Dane sat there with him the whole time, never going to the other animals. 

I was a little disappointed with the face paint... By the end of the afternoon it was already starting to crack and peel off.  It was a little pricey to not stay on the whole day. 
See there it is again.. the fake smile/weird thing he does with his top lip and teeth. 

My knight and shining armor... love this little dude

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