Saturday, June 16, 2012
Monday, October 17, 2011
We went again this year to Grapevine's Butterfly Flutterby, a celebration of the monarch and little girl heaven. We had a blast again, and I think this year was an even better experience than last year, if that is possible.
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Sure the parade is fun, but the best part of the flutterbye for us is the butterfly release. Each child gets a monarch in a special envelope, and at the designated moment, hundreds of butterflies are released into the air.
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Addie's favorite part of the whole day was that after the butterflies were released, a lot of them looked for somewhere to land and warm their wings up. They landed all over the place, but the best part for this little girl was that some landed on her butterfly costume! They even stayed there for a long time, even while she was walking around!
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Saturday, October 15, 2011
An important first for us was achieved last week. We went to the State Fair of Texas! This is the biggest fair in all of the US of course, because it's Texas after all. We did our best to take it all in.
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The Texas State Fair doesn't just do regular fair food, they do it big! The food vendors here have gone to such extremes in the last few years, that the yearly offerings usually make the news around the country, and the fair now gives out the Big Tex awards every year for the top ten newcomers, the best new taste and the most inventive. For us Spanglers, this was what we came to the fair to do!
I figured "go big or go home," so I selected the koolaid pickle. Yes, you read that right, koolaid pickle. A big 'ol dill, soaked in koolaid, then sprinkled with koolaid powder.
It was pretty much what you'd expect.
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