Monday, October 26, 2009

Oktoberfest 2009!

This Oktoberfest was so much fun! It was completely different from last year, but in a very good way. Meaning, I didn't wake up with a raging hangover the next day. :) I sure was exhausted, though. Growing another person does that to me.

My cousin Delayna, her husband Jimmy, my uncle Rick and the twins, Jackson and Dillon, came up to go with us. We didn't get to hang out with them as long as I would have liked but it was awesome to see them. After Brenden got over his hissy fit (he did NOT want to share his toys and his dad had to talk some sense into him) it was really fun.

Finally playing nicely with Dillon.

We actually made it to Oktoberfest around 3:30 pm and just happened to park a few cars down from Mike and Connie. Great timing! Finding my mom inside was not as easy, especially since she wasn't moving so quickly. (She was pushing my grandma around in a wheelchair, which she is NOT allowed to do next year. It was too much!) We headed over to the kiddie section, which I didn't know existed last year, although I may have been a little distracted by all the free beer our VIP wristbands got us. Brenden loved all the rides...the carousel, cars, bouncy pit (you could stay in as long as you want!) and the big slide. I refused to watch him made me nervous! There were at least 15 kids in there and I just KNEW he was going to end up bruised or bleeding or something. Eventually I got HUNGRY and begged Tim to go with me to get food. I wasn't sure I would ever find them again.

We made it to the big tent and found the schnitzel booth, which was YUMMY, and poor Tim waited for 15 minutes for pancakes and apple sauce for Brenden. By the time he made it back Brenden had already dug into my grandma's funnel cake and was only interested in the apple sauce. None of that potato pancake for him! Tim was not upset and said it was pretty darn tasty. I'm amazed that Brenden didn't need more food since he danced for almost an hour straight. He would not let us sit down! And he wouldn't dance next to the table, he had to be on the dance floor! Of course he did the chicken dance, which was my favorite moment of the night.

By 6:30 pm we, as in Brenden and I, were getting tired. I thought Delayna and her group had already headed to their car so we did, too, thinking we could catch up to them before they left. Unfortunately they were still inside and by the time I realized it we were too late to say goodbye. Hopefully we can visit them in Oklahoma City, soon!

In completely unrelated to Oktoberfest news, our house is almost fully unpacked! We spent most of Sunday sorting boxes and getting things ready for Goodwill. We finally found our 2nd shower curtain (in the very last box, obviously) and I hope by this next Sunday we'll be completely finished. We really are enjoying this house. We have plenty of room, the backyard is great, and we are so close to everything we need. Braum's is less that a mile away! I really can't ask for much more than that. :)

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