At the end of every summer our town holds a church carnival. I remember being a kid and looking forward to the last "hurrah" of summer at the carnival. You got to see all the friends you haven't seen in ages...
We haven't been to the carnival since we had the girls but decided that this was the year. They had never been to a carnival before so what were we waiting for. We didn't decide until dinner that night that we were going so they were STOKED when we told them to go get ready. It was fun to surprise them!
Within ten minutes of being there Abby had already won a prize! She chose a purple and pink doggie she names 'Fluffy'. Grace started to mope a little but we explained that not everyone wins at the carnival. We coaxed them into putting a few coins on those games with the long panel of numbers and they spin the wheel. It seems like no one ever wins at those but WE DID! Grace won and they told her to pick a prize. It was a candy prize so I told her whatever, thinking she would get a small pack. She chose gummy bears and they handed us a THREE POUND bag of gummy bears. :D You can just imagine her elation!
They had a snack (or three) and saw some friends and family. We left and everyone was happy, even Jack!