When you enter the park of the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, one of the first things you see is the fountain. Every year, Sugarwings makes a beeline for it, and would probably be happy to spend a good part of the day right there by the water. As much as she loves fairies, she loves mermaids and water even more.
I nick named her Sugarwings before she was even born, I would have gone for a more mermaidish name, if I had waited to get to know her first. But as I've said before, there is just something very WRONG about "Sugartail".
(By the way, thanks for all of your concern about our little fairy. She is now settled back into the Montessori preschool she was in before we took her out and test drove Kindergarten. She is happy to be there, and is in a pre-K program, that should help a lot. )
Since we've had a grandchild, I go more than once a season. In the past, it was something I'd attend every two or three years. But watching it through a kid's eyes makes the magic seem so real, that I never get tired of going.
(although, I think this pirate looks a bit more like McDreamy in dread locks than Jack, don't you? Still pretty either way)
The petting zoo was pretty laid back, we were the only ones in there, so the girls took their time and made some friends.
My handsome husband enjoys going so much that he gave up a golf game to join us all. I think he went knowing that some opportunities for baby snuggles would come up. He can't resist them. (and he got to play golf the next day, so he didn't miss his weekly golfing fix)
This year, our Hippy Chick and I got out and danced with the fairies too. Luckily, I am the one with the camera, so there are no shots of me tromping and clomping around out there like an ogre. I'm not much of a dancer, but it was sure fun to do.
If you ever get a chance to come to Kansas City in the fall, I highly recommend a day at the festival. It goes for 6 or 8 weekends, starting on Labor Day. Each weekend has a different theme, and you never see the exact same thing twice no matter how often you go. Discount tickets are available at Subway and at local grocery stores, plus there are buy one get one weekends with a food donation. We bring in some snacks and drinks to save a little, but the food vendors have tasty treats too and are hard to resist.
Maybe I'll see you there? I'll be the one in the ginormous wings so my butt looks small by comparison.