Is there anything better than a summer evening at your local carnival? There's something about the kiddie rides, the cheap prizes you win at the games, and the greasy food that makes it the perfect family activity. This was the second time going to our local "expo", and this year Noah specifically requested that we invite his best bud to come with us. It was so much fun to watch Noah run around with his friends and have someone to go on the rides with. We lucked out with a warm and sunny evening with low humidity (which is key to beautiful weather in New Jersey!). We made the most of our two hours there by going on all the kiddie rides, winning a few prizes, and eating our weight in pretzels, zeppoles, and italian ice!
One of the most amusing parts of the evening was watching the dads "compete" at the different carnival games. It started when Chris won Noah a stuffed zebra at the water gun game. He then won a stuffed cookie monster for JP, the very next round! While Chris will tell you that it's really rare for him to win, so far this summer, Chris has won 3 times! On our way out, JP's dad decided to try his luck at the dunk a cop tank. He was successful at dunking the cop, which led to Chris having to give it a try as well. We finished the night with the men seeing who could throw a faster pitch. While neither of them will be trying out for the majors, they did win the boys some inflatable swords ;)
shirt | chambray shorts | cross body (in brown) | leather slides (in black) | sunglasses | bracelets
You know it was a good evening when you need to brush your teeth a few times just to get the red italian ice stain off your teeth and lips! And to top it all off, when we were discussing our favorite thing from the day, Noah couldn't narrow it down to just one thing. Instead, he had a top 5 list, including riding on the train ride and watching the man get dunked. And honestly, I couldn't agree more :)