The first year we took Lewie, it was easy peasy. Being 8 months old, he sat comfortably in his stroller watching the hustle and bustle as my mother and I whisked him from one vendor booth to the next looking for beautiful treasures to take home. His reward for being such a good baby was a homemade baseball cap with his name on it and some of mommy's ice cream.
Now it's four years later, and I had to plan our festival visit a little strategically. I volunteered my husband to come to the festival so he could take Lewie on the rides, while my mom, girlfriend, and I had time to look at the arts and crafts. My husband's "reward" of course was his own set of tickets to go on rides with Lewie and an opportunity to buy a steak sandwich among other things in the food area--a grand concession tent that has over 50 food items to choose from! My husband had never been to the festival before, so it was fun to include him!
I'll admit that this year I was the one who was spoiled the most. Not only did I get a chance to spend valuable time "shopping" with my mom and friend, but I had a chance to skip over to the ride section to see my "boys" in action too. It was a wonderful, wonderful time, and in the midst of it all, I was able to capture some daffodil photos of my little guy too. Here's my four year old, and his many "personalities."
|Lewie, the Philosopher|
|Lewie, the Angel|
|Lewie, the Bold|
|Lewie, the Entertainer|
|Lewie, the Superhero|
|Lewie, the Dreamer |
(He looks like my dad in this photo.)