Mommy Monday: Atwood Fall FestivalOctober 06, 2014
As a tradition we've been going to this particular fall festival for over a decade now. When I explained it to Joshua, I told him my mom has a Christmas ornament that didn't include my 13 year old brother's name on it, and that she had purchased it at the fall festival. When it comes to family traditions, this is definitely one of the top ones I think about.
This was the first year we decided to go on a Saturday, which meant the first time I've been in about 3 years. As well as the very first time for Joshua and Penelope. The weather had me all sorts of concerned. Not for us, but the fact I was taking my 7 month old out in it. It wasn't until we arrived at the festival that I saw babies MUCH (as young as 6 weeks) younger out in the chilly weather. Needless to say my "I'm a bad mom," thought was vanquished quickly.
(Hat, Blanket, and Gloves from Target. Coat, Carter's).
I kept warm as well in this super comfy cable knit sweater from St. John's Bay, and a red crochet scarf I found at Walmart for $4! It's not your typical horrible Walmart quality either, it's super thick and warm.
The festival had great food. I'm not talking your average fair food with the crappy collapsible metal stands and ridiculously over priced food, I'm talking real food. You know this girl likes her some good food. Most of the booths are set up by schools, churches, and small organizations that are all very local. Which eliminates the typical carnival feel. This is honestly just a wholesome community coming together for crafts, food, and music. I got this loaded baked potato for $3, and we all shared these $4 deep fried Oreo cookies.
Penelope snagged a few licks of my aunt's cream of chicken sandwich. She actually loved it.
(My sister, mom, and I).
(For those of you who love Dr. Who, my mom is super fan).
We had an excellent day, full of memories and delicious food. Joshua and I picked up a few Christmas odds and ends that I'm going to hold off on sharing until it gets closer to the holidays. I live for days like this where the air is cool yet fresh. I love being surrounded by friendly faces and just genuinely wonderful people.
Have you been to any fall festivals lately?