Mom has been going to the Renaissance Festival for years. Three years ago, she (and Edmee) took Gemma for her first visit. Gemma went in costume and LOVED it! Last year mom wanted Spencer to go too, so David was the driver while Gianna and I stayed home. Well, this year, mom wanted all three children to attend, and she even invited David and me too!
Mom was determined to get the girls hair braided. I wasn't sure if Gianna would sit still for it - she doesn't like having her hair done. It's a daily battle we have.
And the final product was two cute french braids complete with flowers.
Gemma is an old pro at this. She quickly picked her hair do and took a seat.
Here is the final product. It literally took no more than 15 minutes for the hairdresser to do this! And the good thing is it will last 2 to 3 days!
Now Spencer finally feels complete with his rubber-band shooter. He calls it a cross-bow. Whatever! Either way, he was heavily armed and dangerous!
Gianna and I watching a side show.
Spencer eating lunch and me sneaking a quick self-portrait!
Meet the camel that David and the girls rode.
Originally the girls were going to ride alone, but Gianna was too young and required an adult. I don't think he minded too much!
Meet the elephant.
This is the only photo of Spencer and me on the elephant. The line was fairly long, so David wandered away thinking he'd have a few minutes. However, we were brought to the front of the line to ride with another two-some. We only did one turn in the ring, but it was still fun. I'd do it again!
Resting. We arrived just after 9am and this is about 3pm. If you click on the photo, you will see how dirty we are. The tip of my nose is black. I know, really attractive!
After the "show" I asked if one of the characters would take a photo with his fellow "actors". He kindly obliged!
As we were slowly working our way to leave, we stumbled upon juggling school. I took some photos and even laughed at the kids a little. I decided that wasn't very nice.
So I decided to try my hand at juggling. It's hard! I never thought it looked easy, but after trying, I have a lot of respect for the crazy people we saw earlier in the day juggling knives!