Once all of the fair dances were over (video coming up on Monday!), the kids ran from ride to ride the rest of the afternoon. They also suckered a few games out of their parents; Riley and Alcee are now the proud owners of two huge inflatable bats. Which they promptly hit each other with 10 seconds after receiving them.
Rory discovered that he loves the Ferris wheel. He rode it with Nopsi earlier and kept pointing to it the rest of the day. So the four of us rode it together right before we left on Saturday. The sun was starting to go down; in fact, it was a gorgeous sunset that night.
We decided not to eat dinner at the fair and treated the kids to burgers, fries, and milkshakes at Mooyah instead. It was a great way to end our night!
We took it easy on Sunday, staying home and letting the boys nap before heading back out for the fair’s last day. We didn’t see a whole lot of Claire, but Riley loved playing with Alcee and Jack.
After about an hour on the rides, we took a break and walked over to hear Groovy 7 play (they were great!). On the way, we saw Mrs. Jean, the kids’ PE teacher, and Shuckey, the fair mascot.
We found a spot in front of the stage and plopped down to listen to the band and enjoy our funnel cake treat. The kids had a great time dancing and getting sprayed with silly string, until Riley decided to construct something out of a broken zip tie and the silly string remnants on the ground. I know he’s 5, but does he HAVE to pick up trash everywhere we go and insist on keeping it??? Lord.
Alcee eventually abandoned Riley in favor of dancing, but he kept on. He’s a determined little wonk potatoes. And yes, that zip tie is still in my car.
The Ferris wheel was the very last ride we did, and then we walked over to see Mrs. Allison, who was working the last shift at the food tickets booth. Riley insisted on introducing Alcee to her; it was really sweet. Allison also had her little boy Hayes out there with her; he is SO cute.
After that, we bid Mrs. Allison, Alcee, Diana, and Jamey goodbye. Our time at the 2015 SCR Oyster Festival had come to an end. We went over to Nola and Nopsi’s for Sunday dinner (which we hadn’t done the normal way since the beginning of October) and had a nice, relaxing, wine-filled evening.
Next year: two megabands will be purchased for my two school-aged boys, who are both sure to be over the moon ecstatic about attending their fair once again. I’m so happy we chose SCR.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!