Sunday, August 3, 2008

Corn Festival Weekend!

What a fun weekend we've had.....the 17th Annual Olathe Sweet Corn Festival was yesterday. It was a long day, but it was filled with friends, family and much laughter. It was hotter than I like it (around 100 degrees!), but somehow we pushed through that to really enjoy the weekend. It started on Friday night, with a street dance in downtown Olathe (remember the pictures I posted last week of our downtown area?). James had a blast, meeting up with several of his old classmates! Here he is with Kylee! They had a wonderful time, dancing the night away to the live band!! They were so cute to watch!!

We were so glad that Dusty's daughter was able to drive up from Denver to join us for the weekend! It was so much fun to be able to share "our" special weekend with her and she really seemed to enjoy herself!!

Here she is with her Dad! Thanks, Lori, for giving us your weekend and letting us share our small town experiences with you!! We love you!!
Once at the festival on Saturday, we enjoyed wandering around and looking at all the vendor boothes. There were over 200 different vendors there, selling food, crafts, services and other stuff! It's amazing how many people I saw that I knew! I guess working at the grocery store in this small town really has helped me meet A LOT of people!

Here is James enjoying the "bouncy house"!! He loves to do flips and I managed to catch him in midair, though it's not a great picture as it was taken through the netting side!
And, of course, it wouldn't be a Corn Festival without eating large quantities of corn!! My boy took a moment to peer out from behind his cowboy hat for Mama to take this picture! But you better be careful not to interrupt him for long, as corn eating is serious business!!
James had to proudly "brag" that he had actually eaten 4 ears of corn!! OMG!! The thought of that makes my belly hurt!! I only had 2!!


Helen said...

Gosh this comes round fast! I will have to get my top out....a bit chilly, but just so I am in the spirit of it all. Looks like you all had fun - stunning photo of Lori and Dusty. Glad you all had fun.l

Wendy said...

Looks like James enjoyed himself!! So glad you had fun despite the heat! Loved the photos!

Melissa S said...

ooo yum....4 ears of corn...I ate 2 on Saturday and could have eaten way more:) Go James!

I didn't know Dusty had a daugher..she is pretty! Love the photo of you 2 too:) Are you going to scrap it????

mosbarger said...

Looks like so much fun...and so yummy!!!!! Great photos!!!!!