Sunday, August 3, 2008

Rogues Hollow Festival 2008

Our town's street festival is always the first weekend in August, and its always a lot of fun.

The festival kicks off with a parade: Bennett was sooo excited for the parade to begin.

Here are Xavier and I, after Xavier finally stopped screaming long enough to enjoy what was going on around him.

Me and Xavier with my Dad and my sister Kelly.

Ben and Grandma dancing to the band. Grandma helps run the information booth at the festival every year, and is very involved in all the planning. (Love this photo!)

The next morning, we had a delicious pancake breakfast at the town firestation. Here are Aunt Kelly, Uncle Brian, and Bennett (who can't wait to go explore all the firetrucks and ambulances.)

Here's Ben, showcasing his new belt, which he is completely obsessed with. The obsession was cultivated by the fact that he insists on taking off Nick's belt as soon as Nick walks in the door after work (I don't know how that got started), and Ben has now mastered taking off and putting on his own belt too. So funny.

Xavier, watching the kids in the inflatable "bounce house" at the fire station.

Ben was freaking out with excitement about this giant fire hydrant.

Okay, this was hilarious. I had no idea running as fast as you can only to be snapped back by a bungee cord would be fun. But apparently, it is! Here's Ben, trying it out.

At one point, Ben walked away from Nick and I, which he knows is wrong. And I told Nick, "Lets just watch, and see how far he gets." Well, he wandered right over to the dunking booth (which was occupied by our mayor), sauntered up to the line you stand behind to throw the balls, and held his hands out for a ball. I think the man handing out the balls thought that was cute, because he gave him 3 balls, even though Ben hadn't paid (but really, would a 4 year old be carrying around a dollar? hehe). Anyway, Nick and I watched, suprised and smiling about the fact that every ball Ben threw hit the target, but with just not enough force to trigger the dunk. On the last chance the man hit the target at the same time the ball hit, dunking the mayor. Ben shouted, (along with his "Snoopy laugh") "I made the man ALL WET!!!" HA!

The end of a fun 2 days :-)


Rachel said...

I love the pictures! What a great time. Although Uncle Brian wishes you hadn't taken a picture of him picking his nose. JK! He had an itch! I bet this comment doesn't get posted, right?!!! Anyhow, it looked like a fun day!

Melissa said...

I love all the pictures, it looks like everyone had a great time at the festival and the pancake breakfast.

The giant fire hydrant is my favorite photo!

Melissa said...

I just noticed that you and Hannah have the same Mary Jane Crocs.

Nick, Kristy, Xavier and Bennett said...

I totally love Crocs! They're the most practical/comfy warm weather shoes ever made, as far as I'm concerned! :-)