This weekend we went to the Marshfield Fair. It was crazy
busy. I’m pretty sure that the fact that it was opening weekend and a beautiful
one to boot weather-wise brought everyone out for a good time. This year was
much better than last year. Last year Rebecca was only 6mos old so there was
not much for her to do and also if I remember correctly it was hotter as well.
This year she was able to go on a few rides and I didn’t realize that there
were 2 more rides that she could have gone on, but she still had fun going on
the carousel. She was mad that she couldn’t go on the car ride with Aiden which
was the same exact car ride that she went on at the Southwick Zoo. Different
places different rules.I was going to
take her on the train ride until she threw a fit about waiting in line so that
was the end of that. She enjoyed playing her first carnival game though,
picking up the ducks in the pool. Aiden’s favorite ride was the giant slide
that you sit on the potato sacks. I’ll admit that as a child that was one of my
favorite rides and I could do that one over and over again, but somehow now
that I’m older I wasn’t so sure about the ride once we got to the top. However,
if it wasn’t a long line I would have gone down it again with him if we could. Both
kids had a lot of fun, but alas we had to call it a night. Rebecca was starting
to get cranky since it was getting late and of course Aiden was bouncing off
the walls from a sugar rush from ice cream we bought on the way out.
Seth and Aiden are in the car between the blue and yellow lamp.
Everyone know that time goes by fast. It seems to move faster once you have children and once they start getting more active and into things, then you can just forget being able to sit down to relax because life is just on permanent fast forward. You'd be lucky if you can get one moment in regular play never mind a pause moment. So in trying to keep the kids entertained so that once the weekend arrives I don't hear, "what are we doing today?" I've already planned things out all the way to the end of the year. Maybe I'm creating this habit of always having to do something because I don't want the kids to be bored. Yes they need to learn to entertain themselves at some point, but they are still young and I want to be able to do things with them. There are a number of weekends that are blank and we'll just play it by ear as far as if we do anything or if we're just homebodies for the day. Not that I want to always be in a constant fervor of "Go, go go.", but I like to look at the calender and see the things that we have planned out. I get excited and then once I tell Aiden he gets excited. Its an all around win. So what does your calender look like these days?
So my trusty Panasonic point & shoot (P&S)
camera met its final match at the beach a few weeks ago. I had been having issues
with the motor for the lense and would have to turn it off and on a few times for
it to focus right even work. The straw that broke the camera’s back was salt
water. Now I do have a DSLR, but for some every day picture taking I would
rather just grab a smaller camera then get the camera bag, unwrap the shoulder
strap and finally get it ready to take the coveted picture that was done 2 minutes
ago. I received an email from Onesaleaday.com and while for the most part they
never have anything that I would use, there are the moments that something
comes along and I snatch it up. Case in point they had this camera.
Fuji Film FinePix JX580
16 Megapixel Digital Camera
It also came in blue and I was tempted to get it in blue,
but opted for the standard black. It’s a little more basic then my old Panasonic.
It only has a 5x zoom as opposed to the 8x that I had, but honestly the 5x is
fine for me because unless I had the camera on a table or a tripod anything that
I sot at an 8x zoom came out all blurry and grainy. I don’t need anything
fancy. That is what I have my other camera for. I just want something that I
can take out to the park or to a friend’s house. Something thatI can just put in my purse. And the best part
was that I got it for only $65.