Tuesday, October 2, 2012

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 30


What better way to brighten up a dreary day
than with a trip to a carnival?

 We took the boys to their very first parking lot carnival.

I grew up going to carnivals just like this
but was reluctant to take my kids
because we all know that the rides are just tossed up
and that some of the "carnies" smell like moonshine.

I mean that in the nicest way possible, of course.


I decided to throw caution to the wind
and be wild and crazy
and let my boys enjoy the insanity of a dirty old carnival.

It was one of the best questionable decisions I've ever made.

 The three of us climbed onto the Ferris Wheel
and as it lifted us high into the air
the boys squealed with delight!


At first I was freaking out about the whole thing
but then I let myself just enjoy
the sensory experience of being at the carnival.

The bright colors sort of sucked me in
to such a wonderful and fun world.


They had so much fun taking in all the sights and sounds.
I just love the loud Merry Go Round music that
blasts over the whole carnival.

I relished in watching the kids run
as fast as they could from ride to ride.


Sometimes a mom just has to ignore the fact
that some rides are patched up with duct tape 
and look at the joy on their kids faces instead.


My little guys felt so free and happy.
 I could see a new love affair was forming
with being spun in circles and lifted up and down
at fast speeds while mama watched on.


They had their very first carnival snow cone
and it was such a sweet taste of childhood.

It was a fantastic and wonderful afternoon.


Want to join me in my quest
to scout out happiness for a whole year?
Simply post a photo of something that
makes you wildly happy and tell us all about it.
Then, steal my button and include it in your post.
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angel shrout said...

Oh fall is the time for all of the parking lot carnivals around here. They center on festivals, like black berry or walnuts.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Those carnivals are so fun but so expensive. Your boys look happy.

Dina Lettre said...

Love, love, love a fair!

Kristy LifenReflection said...

looks like a well spent day

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Oh- what fun. Our carnival arrived this past week but we were not able to go.

Linda D. said...

What candy corn, cotton candy, and snow cone memories you made with your boys. Good job, Mom.

Pieni Lintu said...

I can't see the linky list??!

Here's my this week's happiness post:


Fairs are always so much fun. :)

Pieni Lintu said...

..and there it is!! ;) I must be blind. :D

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Looks so fun!! What great memories!! :) I've been missing out on all the Happiness Tuesday posts.. Been so busy, and always thinking about what makes me Happy, every Tuesday! But now I am back, and dog garnit! I will post my happiness from here on out :) Happy Tuesday!!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Andrea said...

Whoah, you even did the ferris wheel...You are a supermom!