Welcome to the Marysville Strawberry Festival 2008!
Now, I love Strawberries and I'll celebrate fruit just as joyfully as the next girl, but this town goes all out for their strawberries!
We went to the carnival on Friday and the kids rode lots of fun rides.
Bummed that she was not yet tall enough for the big kid rides, Bren really enjoyed herself on the roller coaster and various airplane/helicopter ride rip offs.
There were plenty of thrills and chills for the big kids too!
My babies are in there!
At first I kept telling Zach that I was too old to ride this ride and I had kids to raise, couldn't risk dying while Dad is deployed...blah, blah, blah.
But, when you are challenged by your persistant 16 year old son,
you gotta rise to the occassion or lose your standing as "cool mom who jumped out of an airplane on her 30th birthday".
So, in an effort to not lose my standing, I risked losing my dignity and allowed myself to be locked into this crazy ride.
Do you know how creaky the bolts are on these things?
One little loose screw and our cage would be coming to a crash landing a few blocks away.
I'm proud to say though that Zach and I did a record nine flips in a row.
I know this because Zach counted them loudy as they happened while I closed my eyes tightly, held my breath and tried to find my happy place.
Cool mom standing in tact.
The following may be offensive, surprising, shocking, foretelling, cause for concern, or hilarious depending on where you are in your life.
Please close your eyes if you do not yet have teenage boys....... or if you think they'd never do something like this...... or if you think you'd never photograph it.