(this was the first time Ben has been on any type of carnival/fair ride) There was a motorcycle ride next to the jungle train and Ben LOVES motorcycles so he wanted to go on that one. This one Jim couldn't go on with him so Ben had to go alone. He started out ok
But that changed very quickly
I just wanted to jump over the guard rail and save him. My baby was terrified and needed his mommy. Jim came to the rescue by asking if the attendant if he'd stop the ride and let Ben off. The guy said that was fine. We tried a safer ride next.
Still not too sure with it
But any ride that Jim went on with him was fine.
He played one of the carnival games. The object of the game was to throw one of the balls into a red cup to win a prize. The cups were floating in water. 90% of the cups were white. The woman running the game said it was 5 balls for $5. She initially gave Ben 10 balls and then she just kept refilling his basket. (She said he'd get a prize even if he didn't get one in the red cup.) But he did!! So he won a stuffed dog.
Then she told Jim if he played she would upgrade the dog to the bigger size even if Jim didn't win. Jim didn't win but Ben still got the bigger dog.
After that we went over and saw some birds. Ben was a little unsure about having them on his stroller.
Will and Ellie did great. They basically slept the whole time.
Ellie at the fair
Poor little Ellie Belly. She got a mild sunburn on her nose. I didn't think to put sunscreen on the babies because I knew they would spend most of their time in the stroller. Well Ellie wanted to be held for a little while and she burned. So many people stopped us to tell us how cute Ellie was. I think someone even took her picture.The little girl already has the paparazzi after her.
The only hard part was nursing in public. I'm not very good at it. I ended up giving them both a bottle because neither would nurse for very long. They just kept getting so frustrated. It's really hard to keep them covered and nursing. I guess I'll just have to practice more.
Overall it was a great day. I love spending time together with my family.
** I have to show you a close up of his sunglasses because they crack me up. I got them at Target. The lenses lift up. Ben will open them and say "Hello" then close them and say "goodbye!"