Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Such a Ton-o-Fun for Such a Small Town

Last weekend we made our annual homage to the small town of Afton,Wy to visit Cory's Grandma Wilkes.  This is something we look forward to every year because it means lots of fun walks in the country to look at cow, horses, deer & ducks.
We also get to get out any enjoy fun time in the Burger King playland, which was great this time because it was mostly empty and the kiddos could play and do what they wanted without bigger kids running them over.
Since we went this year over Pioneers Day weekend, Afton was having their annual Crazy Days celebration which involves chili cook-offs, bull riding & a fish scramble. We participated in the fish scramble which included sandbagging off the Main street of the small town and flooding it then pouring in 200 9 inch tiger troaut for  kids if all ages to catch with plastic bags.  This turned out to be a bit of a disaster for us for many reasons.  1. it was at2pm, nap time 2. It was really hot and they were late getting going so we had to stand around and wait 3. Phoebe didn't want to catch a fish with her bare hand, but instead of a plastic sack and we left ours in the car 4. We had to walk a way s to get to the event and our kids have a very short stamina for walking  5. The water was cold and our kids have no tolerance for that. Other than that it was a fun event and maybe someday when he kids are older they would enjoy doing it more.
At night we made our traditional camp fire for our kids to roast mallows & be eaten by mosquitoes. I m not sure it is possible to go to grandmas and come home without someone having at least one bite.  Josh enjoyed his GIANT marshmallow, the girls were mostly into just he roasting part and eating the chocolate & graham crackers.  As you can see Josh got a bit messy and sticky with his treat and our kids do not enjoy being messy or sticky so they quickly bailed on the campfire and went inside wanting baths.
We weren't at grandma's long, but the kids still got to enjoy lots of fun and partying with their great grandma Wilkes & aunt Carolyn.
Thanks for another fun trip family!

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