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Super Fun Saturday

After a little running around this morning – doing some last minute Fathers Day stuff – we headed out to the Oak Ridges Community Family Fair just before 11 am.

We had never been to this fair before – we’ve never really been to any fairs before, but my husband drove past it Friday on his way home from work and though we should check it out.

I have to say, it was AWESOME! So much to see and do, and a lot of it was free!

Ryan had a great time, and Tanner, well, he’s just happy to do anything, so I’d say he loved it too!


After walking around a bit our first stop was to watch a clown make balloon animals. Ryan wasn’t too sure what to think of the clown…she didn’t mind him from from a distance, but was not interested in getting too close. In the end, she did not want to get a balloon animal.


Next, we headed over to the petting zoo. Ryan had been talking about seeing the bunnies at the fair ever since we told her we were going. Dylan and I weren’t sure there would be bunnies there, but what was first thing we see when we head over to the petting zoo…yep, bunnies! Ryan loved them. We seriously spent twenty minutes to half an hour just looking at the bunnies!


The we spent the next half hour feeding the goats. They were eating leaves right out of our hands!


Next, we ventured over to the pony rides. We weren’t sure if Ryan would actually go on one, but she did. It was her first time ever on a pony…not surprising since she just turned two in February! I think she was a bit nervous, but seemed to enjoy it and was all smiles for the camera.


As we headed down to check out the booths, we ran into Elmo. Ryan went crazy when she saw him, she actually took off and b-lined it right to him. However, once she got close enough, she got a little nervous again. Elmo was collecting money for The Purina Dog Guide Program, so we convinced Ryan to give Elmo some money as a way to get her close enough for a picture. With mommy holding her, she was pretty comfortable around him, and actually posed for a picture and gave Elmo a few high 5’s.


Time for some arts and crafts…which I now realize we forgot to stop and pick up on our way back…oops, hopefully Ryan doesn’t remember that! Anyways, she had a blast making a puppet….we actually had a hard time getting her to continue on, she probably would have stayed all afternoon and added more paint to her craft if we had let her!


Next up was The Fireguy. He was awesome! He was super funny and put on a great show. Oh Yeah!


It was getting late, so we headed over to grab some lunch – I had a Chicken Burger and Dylan had French Fries. As we ate Ryan and Daddy played in the park for a bit while Tanner and I chilled in the shade. Maybe a bit too much walking for someone in a boot cast…

Ryan then had her face painted…the girl no did it was amazing!


We finished off the day with a few midway rides. First up…the caterpillar roller coaster. Not sure this was a great place to start, especially since neither Dylan or I were allowed to go on the ride with her, but it was the first ride we came to and Ryan wanted to give it a try. I’m not sure who was more nervous…Ryan or Me…but she did it. Thankfully the ride operator put another girl in with her, so at least she wasn’t all alone. She made it around one time, but was bouncing around a lot, so the guy stopped the ride to see if she wanted to stay in or get out, she chose to get out.

Next up…the fire dog slide. Ryan was a little nervous to climb up the ladder, but loved sliding down. So much so, she actually went down again after a turn at the cars – which she really wasn’t too fond of…thankfully a group of girls was having a great time and she was distracted by them. We managed to get a few smiles out of her!


All around today was a great day! We will definitely be going back to the Oak Ridges Community Family Fair again next year! If you are in the area, you should check it out!


WooHoo! It’s the Weekend!

I am super excited that the weekend is finally here! Other than heading out for a long run tomorrow morning, and to an Attack class Sunday morning it’s going to be a weekend full of family fun!

I totally missed out on family time last weekend since I was away doing my BodyAttack Instructor Training, so I am really looking forward to it this weekend. My husband works a lot…I mean A LOT! He rarely makes it home before the kids go to bed during the week, so the time we have together on the weekends is very special.

So the weekend line-up looks a little like this…

Tonight – Dylan has some kind of date night planned, at least I think he does anyways. He has also hinted that I should try to sneak in a nap today, which makes me think I might be a bit of a late one! I hope he has lined up babysitting!

Saturday – I will be up and out the door by about 8am so my sister Cathy and I can go for an 18K run. It will only be my third time running outside, and really, only about the third long run I’ve done in all of my half marathon training. Our race is two weeks from this coming Sunday, so this will also be my last long run before race day! Yikes! Totally not feeling prepared! Oh well, we’ll see how it goes!

After my run I will probably only have time for a shower and some lunch before the kids go down for a nap. I’m thinking family nap time is looking like a pretty good way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon!

Also on the schedule for Saturday is a trip to the park. Daddy bought Ryan a kite yesterday and she I super excited to try it out. I’m hoping the rain holds off so we can at least get out for a little while and have some fun!

No idea what saturday night looks like… maybe a beer or two with my sister and her family (obviously no beer for the kids!)…thats if I’m not in bed by 6pm!

Sunday – Mother’s Day! I was totally hoping for a bit of a sleep in, until I remembered that I need to go to the 8:15am BodyAttack class! So, in lou of a sleep in, maybe I will arrive home to a yummy breakfast instead???

As far as I know, there have been no real plans made for Sunday. I’m hoping for great weather and more family time! Maybe another nap, and a yummy dinner to top it off!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! I hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend!

What does your weekend look like?

Any special Mother’s Day plans?