Wouldn’t You Like To Be A Carny Too?





Last Friday was the elementary schools Fall Carnival.   A bake sale, school store to gear up in blue and a wide variety of booths for all ages and skill levels we put on by the teachers and grade levels.  All the money earned goes directly to that classroom or special.   I still don’t know what a flaming chicken is.  (Name of one of the booths.)





Thanks to a generous donation of food from the local grocer, the P.T.A. was able to supply dinner for the masses and use 100% of the proceeds to improve the school and various programs like the Library, P.E. and Music departments.




David and Devin had been prepping for months learning and practicing their balloon twisting skills.  The line went on for what seemed like forever.  Devin was our sword man, he couldn’t twist them out fast enough.  Dave was left with the other critters which were mostly flowers, dragonflies and monkeys.  By the time the evening ended, they had made over 160 finished balloons that were paid for and countless others he twisted for fun.  Apparently, twisty balloons were a big hit and they plan on tying up the Spring Fling.  I guess we’re carnies now. 


There was also a raffle that night with some really cool prizes.  Lucky me, I won two of them.  The first was a family fun night at a local restaurant (like Chuck E. Cheeses) including free pizza, drinks, rides and game tokens.  The Farmers are totally stoked; I just might save that one for a rainy day – to save my sanity when cabin fever gets to be too much.  I had my fingers crossed for the second prize, a $25 gift certificate to a fancy-pants salon.  I figured I could use some pampering, though I have know idea what to use it on.    A haircut maybe?  Dye?  Mani-pedi?  Eyebrow wax?  Facial skin peel?  On second thought, that doesn’t sound so relaxing.   Anyway, score one for the G’s at the carnival.




See, we’re looking like a bunch of cranies already!


  1. Connie said...

    Yep, looks like Miss Iz with that tongue hanging out, sugar!! LOL

    Are we happy to have been released?!?!?! Squeeeeeeal....


  2. Lora said...

    We could be the freak show, or do they call it something different now. Tayler could be pretzel man and the rest of us would have to work on something ;)

    Looks like you all had fun, I think the twisty balloons are the best part of carnivals too.

    You got released????