The mermaids at the Renfest have a new grotto. Last year, they were plopped into a sad tank of water.
Now, they have a magical pond along a woodland trail.
Complete with a treasure chest filled with baubles to share with princesses who come to call.
As always, the Renfest provides the perfect backdrop for Sugarwings' fertile imagination. It is a beautiful location in a hilly wooded area, with a fairy tale village amidst the trees.
With fairies to meet.
Who like to frolic with guests.
And queens who love to dance with with visiting royalty.
We spent a lot of time playing a board game with the hand blown glass marbles.
And visiting the livestock.
This pony was named Sugar. That seemed to be a good fit.
I'm afraid I didn't catch the name of this lady.
Poor Sugarwings always ends up poisoned by some bad apple, every where we go.
Luckily, she felt better and was able to have a turkey leg for dinner.
Her Daddy was there, selling hand made magic wands and alchemy pendants.
In his free time, he and Miss Tree did some acrobatic yoga.
Sugarwings joined in.
I did not. But I did share the turkey leg.
There was dancing around the maypole too.
And pirate wenches in pink.
The only thing missing? Little Dewdrop. I hope to get a chance to take her this year too. She and Sugarwings have matching gowns, and she is just dying for a chance to rock hers too. (These pink gowns are from TJ Max and only $29 each. What a steal. Knowing Dewdrop, she will be wearing hers nonstop till it looks more like the "before" version of Cinderella's dress instead of the one the fairy godmother gives her.)
Sugarwings' dress already is heading that way....