Saturday, June 22, 2019

Fairy Tale Festival

Andrew loves princesses. And the word 'love' is an understatement. He spends hours with his dolls role playing. So this year I decided to take him and Stella to the Fairy Tale Festival at Thanksgiving Point. My friend Ashley Funk joined us with two of her kids also.

It is always delightful to see the expression of excitement in a child's face when they get to meet a character they adored.

We began our excursion at the pirate ship. Andrew was not interested in even getting close to it. I eventually coax him to get in line with us. It was a slow line. By the time we got to the front he was willing to get into it.

Our schedule was limited, and there were a lot of things to do, so we rushed from place to place to see as many princesses as we could. We were able to see Elsa and Ana, Jasmine and Ariel and Aurora. Red Riding Hood was also roaming looking for her grandmother's house. She stopped to ask for directions, but none of us knew where she should go. I hope she made it there eventually.

By far my most favorite experience was meeting the mermaids that swim in the pool inside the Secret Garden. The line was slow and long, but once we got up to them, I loved the amount of time they spent with the kids. One of them allowed the kids to tickle her fin.

  She also showed them how to make a wish on a seashell.They both took pictures with the kids and were adorable in the way they interacted.

I am glad I took the time on Saturday to take the kids to meet some of their favorite people!