Sunday, August 09, 2009

H Fest

Ahh another Harvest Festival done. This year was fun.. the boys are at such a good age for stuff like this. There is nothing quite like a small town festival. At least nothing quite like H Fest.
We took on the parade like every other year on my Aunt & Uncle's driveway... it has never felt quite complete since we are missing important family members.. but we have fun anyways :(
This year's parade was on of the best yet... not too many farm tractors or weird random mini vans with people waving. I felt there were even more floats than usual. The candy of course was good and what would a winkler parade be without farmer sausage burgers hot off the grill at 10AM.
The boys were so excited I thought they might pee their pants. Ari was right in the action holding out his hands for piles of candy while Noah was more content to either sit with Daddy or Grandma taking it all in from the comfort of being held.
We hung around and had lunch with the Loewen's. After quick naps we were up and at em to Fair Grounds with Grandma and Papa. The boys rode the ferris wheel.. thankfully not with me :) although I was that mother yelling for them to sit down from the bottom. They LOVED it. Me not so much.
Noah rode the train. They both took on the lady bugs and had a great time!

We met up with Jenelle and wandered to the petting zoo and the reptile trailer.
Ate delicious Mini Donuts and had lemonade.

After a quick stop at the rodeo we called it a day.
The boys stayed with my parents while Dave and I went to a good friend's birthday party.
An enjoyable great day.
Sunday we met with friends at the Fair Grounds for the Community wide worship service in the park. Nothing like a few thousand people worshiping God together in one space. Our church was actually on this year for Worship and they did a great job.
After lunch and naps we ended up back for another ride on the Ferris Wheel, more ladybugs and a carosal ride that almost made me loose my lunch. Another stop at the petting zoo and the rodeo and we were festivaled out.
We ate supper with friends at A&W and ended the evening playing outside in the backyard.
I was reminded over and over this weekend how blessed we are to live in a great community with family and great friends. Blessed.. I feel blessed.

See ya next year H Fest!


valerie said...

So glad it went well this year. We had a GREAT time too...our guys just loved all of it :)

Eva said...

Aww...makes me sad we missed it this year. You're right..the boys are at a great age for it now. Looks like a blast! :)

Marcy said...

ah yes... can not pass up the mini donuts!!

Tam said...

Love your perspective. We are so blessed to lived in a wonderful community!