Monday, May 24, 2010
We had some family fun at the local Tulip Festival this past weekend. Lots of Dutch food, wooden shoes and tulips. A good time was had by all. Enjoy the cute pictures!
These types of events are great. They are local, so money stays in the community, and we don't have to use as much gas as we would if we drove to a bigger city and a bigger festival. Lots of local craft people, making stuff by hand and selling it to other locals, I love supporting that kind of thing. We bought a frog shaped iron door knocker from a local guy who had his forge set up right there at his booth, Rowen was very intrigued by the whooshing of the bellows and the bright fire and banging of the hammer on the anvil. We ate delicious brats made by a local meat shop there in Orange City. And pigged out on Dutch pastries. Rowen of course has inherited a sweet tooth from every side of the family, and since he's only got 6 teeth... :-D
There was music of course, Rowen and I danced a little bit, he loves dancing as much as I do. The parade was cute, Rowen liked waving at the people as they walked past. What a little charmer. He fell asleep before the fireworks started though, which was nice too, as Dave and I got to snuggle a bit while we watched them.