Escape to Carnival
Last weekend we celebrated Eid, the holiday after Ramadan! It was also Father's Day and our nephew's birthday- happy times!
The last couple of years, there has been a summertime carnival popping up in parking lots around us anywhere from May-June. The Wright's Amusements carnival to be exact. Fortunately this year it fell on the perfect weekend for being festive and calling for throwing some cash away for smiles! I am a sucker for a funnel cake. They were suckers for the Fishing Game which produced TWO yellow Emoji face balls that came home with us. These places are total black pits for bills, and I don't take that lightly, BUT, since it was a celebration weekend, we did make an exception. Alternatives are, just avoid driving near the vicinity of a ferris wheel until it passes....
Thanks to my sister-in-law for sharing that it was even up, because we actually had not driven past the wheel and would not have known about it as it is not exactly next to us. We went on a gray, humid morning, and we did get sprinkled on, a couple of times! Loved that! But they had the rides to themselves, no lines, no HOT sun to scorch the seats, and a perfectly cool afternoon.
Arlo STILL talks about the ride, "What's that ride called Mama? What's it called? Freak out! I want to ride that when I'm big!" Never mind she was scared of the Monster Truck ride that simply went on a circular path and jerked a little.
They BOTH loved the Cuckoo House! They bumped their foreheads up against the plexiglass one too many times so we shuffled them to the side where they could take a direct route upstairs to get to the slide. The second time through, upon their persistence, they discovered the fun mirrors upstairs I am guessing. All we could hear below was BIG GIGGLES from them. They are STILL talking about going back to the Cuckoo House. I think they are blissfully unaware that they already live in one.
They rode the Helicopter ride, SO CUTE!!! They also road the boats, look at those smiles down there! They spun around in tea cups, and we really wanted to do the sack slide but sadly it was wet. We did the rides 2-3 times and even had to take a break in the car for a few minutes until the rain subsided, they say if you don't like the weather in Colorado, wait ten minutes, and that rings true! Ten minutes is all we needed to head out again and wrap up a few more rides and finally Snow Cones on the way out! Can't go to a Carnival and NOT get the food!
If you are in the Denver Metro area, this carnival is set up off Arapahoe Road and Parker Road in Centennial in the parking lot next to the Chinese Theater. This may be an excellent place to escape to this weekend! Or catch the Incredibles 2 next door at the theater! I borrowed the first flick from a neighbor, but the girls lost interest in it and wandered off pretty early on in the film, so that told me that would be a big fat, NOPE, on throwing away $50 on popcorn and seats to see the latest Incredibles movie. SO instead looking for more rides and cheap toys to spend it on. JK. Save some, spend some!
Have a wonderful weekend, giving lots of kisses to your babes, big or little, thanking and praising God that you are close to them and able to soothe and comfort them in the middle of the night, as I have been so blessed and fortunate to do when the girls have had nightmares the last couple of nights, and in the meantime praying hard for the displaced families near the border right now. We pray that the children are safe, warm, fed, and looked after until they are safely reunited with their parents. I know we live in very rocky times, but looking at the positive, focusing on my own children and what little I can control to the best of my abilities and means, and having faith, this is what keeps me going.
Wearing: Remy is wearing a heart rainbow romper from Target, and Arlo is wearing a romper from Etsy. A similar green floral romper here and only $12! Both are wearing Converse sneakers. I am wearing a vintage dress I picked up in Delta, but here's a VERY similar red Hawaiian dress from ASOS, and a hat from Columbia (similar).