My sister in law and her fiance got me one of those singing cards. It had a robot motif and played the chorus of Mr. Roboto by Styx. The boys and I had seen this card before, as we were meandering through Kroger one day. They were thrilled to now own it. On the way to Sushi Gawa we heard that chorus probably 60 times. T was especially enamoured and took the card to bed with him. It was out of batteries in the morning, of course. So youtube had to step in for the boys to get their Domo Arigato fix. This video is so, so crazy. (I guess Styx doesn't like their videos to be embedded to other sites. Showing their age, perhaps?) Apparently it's from a rock opera or concept album or something. The whole look is so hilarious. The violet turtleneck and jumpsuit? Amazing. We've heard this song a lot in the last two days, and I'm ready for a break. Thank you very much, Mr. Roboto.
T is suffering some mysterious ailment. Definitely has a fever and is generally clingy and grouchy. I missed my kickboxing class today because of his malaise. I also missed my normally happy little guy. Baby come back, you can blame it all on me.
I wanted to put up some pictures from the Pumpkin Festival today. They are a few weeks old at this point, but still worth sharing.
So, we signed S up for the big wheel race. Isn't that a fantastic idea for an event?
We were pumped all week.
We were pumped all week.
Before the races started, there were a thousand little kids whipping around the parking lot in a frenzy. It was crazy. It was right on the edge of what I can handle as a parent without freaking out about safety and whatnot.
Now, as I've said, I think the idea of a big wheel race is awesome. But it definitely could have been better organized. Five kids raced at a time, and there were a LOT of kids. The lady calling out names didn't have a megaphone or anything, and would often have to call out names 5, 6, 7 times before she was heard. So that took a while. S waited well over an hour for his race. I was proud of his patience.
As soon as he crossed the finish line, he disolved into tears because he didn't win his race. But then a lady came by handing out ribbons and made everything better.
Ackerman Farms is a cute little place on the edge of town. The boys and I went over there after school one day to pick up some fall decorations.
Opening night for the Pumpkin Festival carnival. I could not believe how crowded it was! T just barely came up to the height requirement line for this ride, so I watched him nervously the whole time. He didn't seem too crazy about it.
Here we are on the ferris wheel. He was not a fan of sitting on the very top as we waited for the rest of the seats to be emptied and filled. Once we got going, though, he enjoyed himself.
And, finally, Mario and friends took first place in the pumpkin decorating contest. Well deserved, if you ask me.