Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Happiness Project :: Week 35

What could be better than a day
spent at a local carnival?

I love the excitement of walking 
in and seeing all of the brilliant colors.

Watching the sweet expressions
on the faces of my boys as they 
float up and down on the rides
is worth the trip alone.

 I love watching tender childhood moments unfold.
Like spinning hand in hand on a ride...

or skipping through the grounds in
anticipation of what thrill will come next.

Griffin built up all of his nerve
and rode this crazy ride with me.

It was super intense and when
I looked over at him as I shouted with glee,
his little eyes looked terrified
and I screamed "STOP THE RIDE!"
as we soared back and forth. 

The nice man let us off.
I've never seen Griffin so happy
to feel his feet on solid ground.

The laughter that echoes off the walls
of the fun house while the kids play in the mirrors
is the best sound to be heard.

My little guys couldn't resist the call
from the Carnival workers
"Hey kid, come pop a balloon and win a teddy bear!"

You can't escape their calls.

The carnival is just about the best place on earth!


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Dina Lettre said...

At 40, I still love rides! :) Fun!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Looks like it was a super fun time.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

These brothers are just too cute!

Pieni Lintu said...

Looks so fun!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the colors here!!! It makes me want to find a fair.

Angelwithatwist said...

Yeah see this momma doesn't do rides. I can't even watch them on the rides. At all. ever. My stomach rolls and my head gets light and spinny. I am glad ya'll had fun though..

Sue said...

I'm baaaa-aaack.


Sue said...

Such fun. We took our grandkids to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and they loved that froghopper ride. I think my granddaughter went on it four or five times.