Riley’s class was scheduled to perform their fair dance to “Vacation” at 1:45pm. After just a few more rides, I took him to meet the rest of his friends behind the cafeteria, while Kenny took Rory to find our families. (They had all come to see Rory earlier in the day, left to get lunch, and then came back.) Riley and I unfortunately missed seeing Alcee perform since her class went right before Riley’s. But Kenny said she did great!
All of Mrs. Smith’s firsties got into their yellow shirts, put their sunglasses on, took some group pictures, and headed to the stage. They were ready!
Riley was in the front the second go round. The way he does the mashed potato move cracked Dana and I up. But he did great; they all did!
Riley came off stage and greeted all of our family who were there to see him and Rory perform: Nola, Nopsi, Aunt E, Uncle Jeff, Kate, Luke, Grandma, and Grandpa. Then I managed to get the three musketeers together for their annual “yay-our-fair-dances-are-over” picture.
It didn’t take the kids long to scatter and head off to do more rides. We spent most of the rest of the afternoon following them from the cars, to the jetskis, to the four wheelers, to the motorcycles. Over and over and over again. Oh, but we did take a short break to play games so Riley could win another stuffed crocodile, with which he is now obsessed. ($40 later and we are now the proud owners of 4 crocodiles that he could have caught for free during Mardi Gras.)
Then Kenny and I decided to go on a ride of our own. I had wanted to try the Rock It ever since I saw it the night before. A center pole with 12 seats at the bottom that does a complete 360 degree rotation high into the air? Sign me up; I love that stuff.
Dana graciously agreed to watch Riley and Rory while Kenny and I rode, and she got some pretty awesome pictures of us. It was SO fun. Happy Birthday to me, indeed.
Then I convinced Dana to conquer her fear and go with me. Again, SO fun!
Rory found some of his friends from school and had a great time with them. Then the four of us rode the Ferris Wheel as the sun set. It was just about time to call it a day.
The boys remembered that we went to Mooyah after the fair on Saturday last year, so that’s what we decided to do again. Dana, Dave, Claire, and Colin joined us. It was a great way to unwind and end the day.
Kenny had to work the first shift on Sunday, so I stayed home with the boys while he went out to the fair early. We had a quiet morning and Rory even got a nap before we met Kenny after his shift. We got there around 3pm and stayed for almost three hours before telling the fair goodbye and heading to Nola and Nopsi’s for Sunday dinner.
What more can I say. Fair weekend is always a wonderful weekend spent supporting the boys' awesome school. SCR Oyster Festival 2016, done. Until next year!