On Friday, Beth was away doing Girl Scout training and I had the kids for the evening. The girls had been pushing to go to DragonFest all week, so I figured that it couldn’t hurt to bring everyone out.
DragonFest is a local festival of sorts. Our local high school team is the Dragons and DragonFest is held right before the first home football game of the season. It is a chance for the community to come together and support the local teams, meet with neighbors, and have some great fun with the kids. Cheerleaders, wrestling teams, etc were all out to raise money for their upcoming seasons.
We had heard about DragonFest for a couple of years, but we have always had the little ones that make it tough to go out to crowded events. Since the kids are starting to get a little bigger and able to listen a little better, I figured that this was a good time to head out with them.
Grace really wanted to go this year because her teacher was going to be the one sitting in the dunk tank. She was very excited to watch him get wet! I just love the expression on his face as he goes down!
As soon as we got there, Matthew knew just what he wanted to do! He saw bounce houses and was not shy telling me over and over again just where we needed to be. Grace bounced too, but was content to wait patiently for her brother and sister to get finished. She really is growing up too fast!
One of the big highlights this year was when the parachutists came down onto the field with the game ball. It is always pretty cool to see the skill of these guys to land so cleanly and the kids were very excited to watch. I kept getting told about how much practice it takes to come down from the sky like that. It’s so neat how their minds work sometimes.
Do you have any small local festivals in your area? I’m not talking about the regional street fairs, but the ones that are special because they are so small. Leave us a comment and let us know.