Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Fall Festival at the School


Getting ready to go to the Fall Festival




The entire week before it happened, the school touted the upcoming school festival.  They said there would be games, and food, and a book fair.  And my son was excited!  A festival meant Ferris Wheels, rollercoasters, and The Scrambler.  Right?  Wrong.  :)

He was a little disappointed when pulled up to the 'festival' to see that it was none of the above (except the book fair, of course).  But!  Sometimes the best kind of fun comes from unexpected fun, and that's exactly what happened at the school festival.

The first thing he did was try his hand at miniature golf:


He moved the ball with his hand to get a better shot, and I told the guy running it that that's how 'dad' beats 'grandpa' at golf.  Everyone thought that was funny...except one person (which made it even funnier).


There Was Face Painting

And there was bowling...with pumpkins (not real, of course).
                         
There was also a bean bag toss.

See that face?  This was serious stuff!

There were a lot of things to do, and there was a big turnout!  A LOT of support going on...for the school.  I love that.

The very first thing my son said when I woke him up for school was, "Gueeesss what, today is the festival!"  And the last thing he said that night was, "The festival was sure a good idea."  I'm really glad he had fun.  Kudos to the school for a fun Fall event.


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  1. I love when those could-be duds turn out to be gems. Glad you all had a great time!

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    1. It was fun, and it was our first school function for the kindergartner, so to him it was a REALLY big deal. :)

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  3. It's good that your son was able to try his hand at something new :). Now he has a broader concept of what fun is :)

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    1. He does, and he got his first basket (at the pint-sized basketball hoop on the wall). lol :)

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  4. I love the fall festivals at school. Ours is next week. Who knew I could get so excited about these things still? lol. Yours looked like a ton of fun. Love that bowling game!

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    1. The kids keep us young, or so they say... Could be true. Have fun at your festival. :)

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  5. This looks like quite a few events around my neck of the woods. No ferris wheels, just fun!

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    1. Cheaper than a fair with rides too. :)

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  6. I love this!! Looks like there were some creative ideas all around!!

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  7. There were a TON of ideas, and they were in the classroom, hallways, cafeteria, and gym. We stuffed a 'pinata' that we made; played dress-up for a photo; and perused a bazillion books at the book fair (which was made up of students donating their very gently used books for the school to sell to other students for 50-cents a piece). I wish I would have taken more pictures, but we were too busy playing too (yep, they let the parents in on some of it). :)

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  8. Christopher's fall festival isn't until the last Friday of this month. That suits me fine but it still feels like summer. BLAH! The bowling pumpkin was a great idea.

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    1. Today's our first warm day in awhile...mid-70's. Woo hoo! Have fun at your festival, it'll be here before you know it. :)

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  9. Our sons school does a Harvest festival every year that is so popular the kids that have graduated come back for the festival.

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