Monday, October 18, 2010

Dancing at the Fair

We had a toasty but great day at the fair yesterday. We have managed to avoid the fair for nearly 20 years of marriage, but when your daughter has a chance to dance there you have to go. She did a great job dancing and we had a nice time after with Hailey too! We realized it was both kids first trip to a State Fair! So even though we were all sweating it was a lot of fun.

The highlight for Athena though was probably when she saw Ms. Champ in the audience. She had no idea she was coming to see her dance.

It was really hot in the tent behind the stage that the girls had to change in. At one point when she came back for a costume change she told me "I am so hot and sweaty, I don't know if I even want to stay at the fair!" When it was all done though she had changed her mind.

My goal for the day was to have fry bread. So after she danced we headed to the food carts. The girls all had fry bread, but Shawn was a little more adventurous and decided on the Krispy Kreame doughnut burger! He claims his heart only stopped twice. We also shared a deep fired Snickers, not impressed. And of course at the end of the day even though we had spent about $100 Athena was still a tad upsett aht she didn't leave with a giant, stuffed, crappy rip off of some cartoon character. What are you gonna do, it's not a day at the fair without a little disappointment right?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hail Hath No Fury.....

I tend to have a lull in blogging this time of year. It must have to do with the transition from summer to school. Life around Casa de Evans is good.

Our baby girl Hailey has left the nest, moved into an apartment close to school. It should have been a big adjustment but I think we have actually had more quality time with her the past few weeks than we have had in quite a while. We still miss her though, but think this will be a great learning and growing experience for her.

Athena is thriving in 4th grade. She is in an accelerated math class, and I no longer can easily help her with homework. Thank you internet!! How did our parents help us with homework without it? She has also picked up a love of Harry Potter, which her sister and I are very excited about. She is over half way through with the 5th book and is really trying to finish all 7 before the movie comes out in November. And next week she is dancing at the State Fair. We made it 9 1/2 years without her knowing a fair existed, guess it's out of the bag now.

Not sure if we made the news in your town but we had some pretty amazing weather last week. Tornadoes touched down up north, and here is a video of the biggest hail I have ever seen, right in our backyard.

Thankfully we did not lose any windows like most of the houses on our street. The insurance guy is coming tomorrow though to look at our damage. Shawn thinks the roof is toast :(

Hopefully there will not be so much time between posts again. I should have things to blog about for a while now. Athena dancing at the fair, pictures of Halloween, Thanksgiving, then before we know it Christmas will be here! I'm thinking we will be doing something new for Christmas this year, it feels like time for a change.