Hubby decided we needed to go to the Renaissance Festival this year. Before Grace was born, we went every year. The last time we went, was when Grace turned three. Light was a newborn and she stayed home with Hubby's parents. Hubby and I went with my parents and my Paternal grandfather (who wanted to add this to his list of experiences).
I didn't think we needed to go this year until it occurred to me that we have not taken any vacations this year so I guess going to the RenFest is okay.
The first stop was the petting zoo where we saw this rooster.
The only souvenirs that the girls got were some balloon creatures made by this gentleman. He made them for no charge except for his Tip Hat.
We watched the jousting.
We let the girls choose one paid for activity. Grace chose to ride this giant rocking horse. Do you see the man who operates it? He and another guy rocked this giant horse. You should have seen the size of his calves.
Light chose to ride the butterfly merry-go-round.
The girls really liked petting the snakes. They weren't so sure about this baby alligator.
I did get any photos at our favorite show. It used to be called the Dew Drop Jugglers but a change of members lead to a name change and they are now The Danger Committee (they added a knife thrower). We watched them twice and the girls wanted to see them again (all the shows are free admission).
Another favorite show of the girls was this story-telling event at the Children's Stage. It featured a baby dragon being born. The costumes were excellent and the story was cute.