It took all of my willpower not to shop today. It was so hard to resist. Thankfully, Aunt Sarah and Uncle Dennis invited us to the Renaissance Festival, which helped distract me from the skipping-a-sale ache in my heart. I know it's not really a deal if you buy something you don't need, but the frugalista in me dies a little bit to pass up a 60% off sticker.
The very first 'people' we met were these trolls. Their costumes were AMAZING! The he-troll even had these giant troll feet with huge black toenails.
There are some situations to which the only appropriate response is laughter. Like when an enormous troll is sticking out his tongue and growling right in your face and his troll girlfriend is trying to club you.
We walked around for a while and saw this guy - who happens to be the World Champion Jester (that title really exists and he really won it) - eating fire.
And we met the queen! I almost had to just leave when the queen said "Oh, huzzah" to Carly's curtsy. It was just a little too much...but Carly thought she was super awesome.
Post-jousting, Carly got a photo with a knight. She was the only little girl in a sparkly princess dress...everyone else who was dressed up had plain dresses...no tulle or glitter. Carly was like, "But why would you wear a princess dress without sparklies?" and I have to say I wondered the same thing. All the characters walking around would bow really big to Carly and for a while Carly would do a little curtsy back - it was totally cute.
Some random weird guy with a costume and a weird English accent told Carly he was going to take her snack....this was the face she made:
And then. I allowed my children to eat a deep fried Snickers bar. All the relatives that were there (Aunt Sarah, Uncle Dennis, Uncle John and Aunt Janet and their three sons) and Lilly and Joey all had a bite so there wasn't a whole lot for Bree and Carly...but still. A fried candy bar. If you want to take every single thing these girls are normally not allowed to have and roll it all up together and cover it with powdered sugar...they LOVED it.