Monday, June 17, 2013

The Children's Festival

Shayla really enjoyed the festival this year.
Tristan came with his Dad after he woke up from his nap.  He seemed to have a pretty good time too.  His favorite spot was the Fire Department booth.  Fire trucks and water hoses, what could be more fun than that!  It suited Clayton just fine as well.
And I really enjoyed myself too.

Shayla loved the performers this year.  We watched for almost 2 hours and then had to go back later too.  I think this was Shayla's favorite; The One Women Circus.  And her first taste at preforming... she was called up on stage.  Apparently this lady was absolutely hilarious!  She was pretty funny actually.

When we came back later the musician asked for volunteers to come up and sing any song.  It took some coaxing but finally a little boy went up.  Then he asked again and Shayla's hand shot up.  She got up on stage and sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  It was so sweet.  I don't have any pictures because I recorded it but I think it is too long to upload on here.  Darn!  Later when we watched it on the computer she said, 'I sung it so shy.'  And at bedtime asked me to sing Twinkle Twinkle... 'but sing it shy Mom, I'll show you how.
I must be pregnant because watching her up there singing made me tear up a little. 

The reptiles were a hit too.  When Tristan finally got up the courage to touch the lizard he shouted and jumped/stumbled backwards quickly.  It must have felt a little too weird for him.  So we decided not to stick him in the picture with Shayla, who wanted to hold the snake.

And then she was back up, preforming again, for the Zumba demo.

Tristan was quite content to watch.  He sat really nicely actually... even without the chips!
The kids had fun, we had fun watching the kids have fun, no one had a temper tantrum and the weather was fairly decent which, all in all, made for a really enjoyable day!  What father wouldn't want to spend Father's Day doing this... I mean really?!  :)


Corrine said...

OMG I thought you said Shayla held the small snake!!!! Gross but way to go Shayla!
I love the pics of Shayla performing with the circus lady, such big smiles! Maybe next year Kevin will want to go to this fabulous festival for father's day :)
Also I am the first comment!!!!! yay for me

Vanessa said...

Wow! What an extrovert! That's awesome Shayla was into performing, it looked pretty busy there too. I agree with Corrine (can't believe she's first to comment) holding a snake... :( gross, what a brave little girl. Did you touch the snake too? Or was she into it without you??
Tristan's such a little cutie, I can imagine his reaction to the snake! also very brave to even touch it!
It does sound like an awesome Father's Day... What a great choice Clayton! :)

Anonymous said...

That sounds like some festival for a small town like Bow Island! Way to Go..... Love those pictures of Shayla with the clown...her expressions are priceless. Brave little girl with the reptiles... good on you Shayla and you Mom, not to act worried or afraid. Poor Tristan... guess they are too creepy for him just yet.Lucky fathers in Bow Island a festival rather than boring fishing! he,he
LOL :)

Allise said...

Looks like Shayla has a little of her mom in her... the performing side of things anyways :)
I think a Father's Day that's tantrum free and spent outside sounds fantastic!
Looking forward to seeing you four this weekend!