or at least, that's what you'd think looking at our pictures!
YES! We're outside. This was from one of our campfire evenings. Mark gets a fire going and we usually end up roasting (ahem, I mean scorching) marshmallows.
This kid is getting so big!! :( :) :( :) So many different emotions go with that sentence.
And this baby girl is getting sooo big! Honestly, I love having a baby around. It is a lot of work and you aren't as free to pick up and go anytime but it's worth it to get a big special smile that says you're MY mommy.
The Outagamie county fair took place this last week. We loaded up the jogging stroller and strapped Victoria onto Marks back and off we went. Can you see Reuben's legs under Vienna? He's under there and actually very happy. It's about 1.5 miles from our house to the fairground,s but they were happy riders. Sometimes Mark's patience amazes me. Maybe he stores it up all day long…?
She loves her ergo. It's her favorite place. Honestly, other than the 15 pounds strapped to your back, you wouldn't even know you had another child.
The kids were all about the rides this year. Crazy kids…don't they know the fair is all about the food??!!?? Anyway, they got to ride a few rides. Since we've discovered Bay Beach Amusement Park, and the amazing rides and prices that they have, the fair rides have lost their sparkle. Well, they've lost their sparkle to me but not to the kids.)
Reuben on the first ride.
This ride went around in a circle and the arm would raise the car up and then literally drop it to the ground.
So, the second ride was similar to the first but it JUST went around in a circle. Pretty non-scary. Vienna started out OK but every time the ride went around her frown got bigger and bigger until she looked VERY MISERABLE. I think it may have been because she was riding behind some girls she didn't know. The ride was very full so that's where she ended up. Or maybe it's because the ride would shut down every few seconds and the girl would have to flip a bunch of switches to start it up again. Who really knows though. Maybe she just decided she didn't like this anymore. She wasn't crying or screaming but her face was torture to look at. The attendant stopped the ride and went to let her off. All of the other kids started climbing down then, mistakingly thinking the ride was over. It was a little crazy.
Here's Reuben on that same ride. He hopped up onto a motorcycle, said "hi" and shook hands with the kid next to him and they had a great time driving their "bikes" around while whooping and grinning. Reuben and Vienna are so very different, but they are both very special.
Reubs did the third ride solo.
Well, that caught us up to this week. We've got some trips and a wedding coming up and then summer will be winding down and we'll be thinking about Thanksgiving/Christmas before too long. This year has flown by. It's been a short summer too but wow! it's gone fast.