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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Fun at the Carnival

It couldn't have been a better day. We started the afternoon with another of Tatum's clogging performances. She did a fantastic job as always.

Then, it was on to the carnival. To use Rikard's words: "Charge!"

This was the first year Keeli could really participate on the rides and she had a great time. Can't you tell by her smile?Last year Rick must have ridden the carousel with her a dozen times. This year we only went on the carousel four or five times. She was up for the big rides.
Tatum and Rikard were very patient with thier little sister, taking her on several of the smaller, tamer rides. This year they both had other ideas in mind for thrilling rides. Rikard tolerated the dragon roller coaster.
Rick and his knees had a bit of a difficult time tolerating the dragon roller coaster. However, he'd do just about anything for that little blonde baby girl of his.Rikard took a courageous leap and rode the bigger rides with Tatum and Rick - with his eyes open this year.
Tatum is a bit of a daredevil. Much to her father's unease, she went on the larger rides with names like "GRAVITRON" and begged to ride the "ZIPPER." Thankfully she is still a bit too short.

I have to remind Rick that just a couple of years ago he was tired of the little baby rides and couldn't wait for his kids to be big enough to enjoy rides he could go on.

What would the carnival be without a stop on the midway for a nice, sugary elephant ear? It was the perfect way to end a perfect day.

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