It was no huge ordeal. Just a couple hours' worth of free games and activities in front of the courthouse. But it was quaint and cute, and did I mention, FREE? I'm all about free fun for my kids. Oh, plus I got a BBQ sandwich and a hot dog for $1.50. Total.
There was a live band playing on the street, elderly women cuttin' a rug (no, really), three jump houses and free games galore.
Let me add how amazing big cousins are... I mean, I'll-take-Eden-to-do-every-single-game-so-you-and-her-daddy-can-just-stand-here-AMAZING.
But Eden's favorite part of the whole she-bang, hands down, was when her cousin Jett arrived, and they made up words, noises and games together.
They are so wild. And so exactly alike.
One of the nice things about small towns is that Eden will finish high school with the same kids she's now playing, going to festivals and making up games with. In 15 years, they'll think back and reminisce... "Remember when we used to have those fall festivals in front of the courthouse?"
And their mama will have photos (ready and waiting to go on their senior pages in the yearbook) to prove it.
This is the second post in a new series I'm starting called "Small Town Life." I hope to continue the series on the last Friday of each month. See the series' first post here.