Friday, May 16, 2014

Tulip Festival 2014

We still aren't in full Orange City mode and therefore chose to be Tulip Festival observers again this year. Thursday was too cold anyway and Ryan and Adam ended up going to the district track meet with Abbie and Saylor instead of to the parade. But Abbie got this picture on the way of some of the only tulips actually blooming.

Friday was much nicer and Adam took the boys to the park in the morning since there wasn't school and they also took the opportunity to set up our lawn chairs for the parade since there aren't any free bleachers anymore.

We watched the Friday afternoon and evening parades and did a few rides after each parade.
Waiting for the parade (before getting soaked in the water troughs)

Cohen's first carnival ride with help from big bro.
I swear this ride is over 10 minutes long. Can't believe no one pukes!

Watching the night parade with Grandpa Boone.
Saylor and Abbie on the carousel while Ryan and Adam were on the ferris wheel.
Two boys enjoying the bumper cars.
Trying a new attraction-an obstacle course.
Up the shaky bridge.

Down the slide.
Slightly apprehensive and ended up getting turned around, exiting head-first, but conquered some fears!
We decided one day of the festival was enough for us this year and even though there were a few other food stands I would have liked to hit, decided I needed to not push it too hard two days in a row. Ryan seemed to have his fill though and Cohen (who threw a huge fit before the first parade) was not exactly the best observer, so it was a good choice to just chill out the rest of the weekend.

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