The Future Farmers of America held a little ho-down tonight at the fairgrounds. Determined to get there on time, we actually arrived about 10 minutes too early. According to Kodiak time, that equals about 40 minutes too early. Which worked to our advantage to allow the kids to thoroughly investigate everything before it got too crowded.
Megan ran into some friends. I'm not sure if I was ever the squeal-and-hug kindof girl. These three definitely are. Megan, Jordan and Ava are three peas in a pod. Jordan and Megan are in Sunday School together and Ava and Megan are in ballet together. Between the three of them there is a lot of pink, giggling and hugging. I absolutely love that all three of us moms have very similar parenting philosophies, so the girls not only share pink giggly things in common, but all three are very polite and kind-hearted and generally pretty well-behaved as far as 3 year old girls go. I really couldn't ask for better friends for her to be around.
Aren't they all beautiful? They are so fun together. They are all going to break a lot of hearts in a few years.
The FFA has a cow for it's mascot. The kids got to go inside the pen to pet the cow. I'm surprised Daniel got right in there, too. He was a little hesitant at first, but he warmed up to the idea after a while.
We decided to support the fund raiser by having dinner there. There was a lady walking by as I was helping the kids settle down and getting things opened and fixed up for them. Joshua held up a Cheeto and said 'what's this, I've never had one of these before, is it any good?'. The lady laughed and asked him how old he was and if he had never really had a Cheeto. Actually, we buy the all natural white cheese Cheetos if we really have a need to have Cheetos in the house, but I can't really remember when the last time that was. Who really needs Cheetos, anyway? After about 3 minutes of the kids eating them, I remembered why I don't like them. Very few things are naturally that color orange, and they are wicked messy.
I'm not sure if there were other things going on in town tonight, but there did not seem to be a large amount of people out at this event. Which worked out nicely for us, and allowed the kids some freedom to go sit and listen to the folks that were playing the music. And they had a little extra wiggle-room to dance around.