Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Foothill Fall Festival

Friday was the annual Foothill Fall Festival (at Eva's elementary school). It is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year!

Marc was out of town shooting a wedding, Max was in Salt Lake at a youth symphony rehearsal (not that he's interested anymore), and Lucas had been invited to the Haunted Forest with three girls! (I did see lots of people from his grade at the Fall Festival.)

Eva's friend Riley came with us, since her mom has a new baby and didn't want to brave the crazy crowds.

Max had the car, so we walked to the school. They decided that this rock in someone's yard was the perfect place to pose for a photo!

Incidentally, the theme this year was Going For the Gold, so Eva decided to dress in her most athletic attire, with a starry headband for good measure.
They had girls from a local hair school on hand to do hairstyles or spray color.  Eva hates getting her hair styled, but she was all about the purple stripes.

At the face painting booth, she requested an American flag. What could be more Olympian?
She finally had her first pony ride! She wanted to do it two years ago when she was in kindergarten, but chickened out at the last second. Last year was rainy, so they had to cancel the pony rides. She had already determined that, at the next opportunity, she would do it no matter what. This girl loves horses.
She noted that even though we had to wait in a long line and it cost 4 tickets, the pony ride was definitely worth it. (Riley rode a horse, and that wait was about 4 times as long!)
Another favorite attraction is always going on golf cart rides with the teachers. I think this is the school librarian.

Other events I did not get photos of (because my arms were laden with two-liter soda bottles that they had won in the soda walk): dunking booth, cotton candy, mini golf, soda walk, cake walk, making and shooting paper rockets, silent auction. I'm sure there were lots of others that I'm forgetting.

For treats, the girls both had a soda and Riley chose cotton candy, while Eva had strawberry gelato, so they were both sufficiently sugared up.
Cute photo.
Crazy photo.
Victory photo.
We didn't leave until well after dark. After walking to the school twice that day and being on my feet for 3 hours at the festival, I was exhausted. We started trudging home (and me lugging those blasted soda bottles), and then I heard Max call out to me. He had returned from Salt Lake and come straight over to drive us home. I don't know that I've ever been so happy to see someone in all my life.


Tasha said...

That Eva is quite the firecracker. I have loved "watching" her grow up!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Like Tasha, it's amazing seeing her grow up. I think I remember the too-scared-to-ride-the-pony year, at least if you blogged it I remember it.

Do your knees still give you problems?

Hearing about everything you were carrying was funny. Moms are one big bag.

Melinda said...

This is quite the carnival! Ours is pretty lame, nothing fun like this. I have never heard of the golf cart ride with teachers, very clever!

Jill said...

You're a champ to do all of this, especially since you had to walk back and forth AGAIN this time with the bottles. I'm so glad Max came to pick you up!

Kim Sue said...

Soda give away? That's a new one for me.

jenn said...

I'm afraid to ask why you haven't posted since Sept. 26th. Hope all is well.

Your book list was seriously impressive and I love Lead Kindly Light.

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