The last week or two I have found myself thinking, I should blog about that! Or, I should write that down and do a blog about it. So tonite, I'm finally sitting down with my feet up with the whole fam damily and we are watching the Olympic trials for swimming and here I am. Actually (surprisingly) getting back to the blog.
The third weekend in June is always our town's big festival, called Rose Festival. It starts on Thursday and runs through Sunday. We live in the Rose Capital of Iowa in case you didn't know. :) It's a busy, busy time for me especially working at the paper, so Grandma and Grandpa Burdorf are always nice enough to come down and help out.
Thursday nite you could go uptown and eat pizza, get a root beer float and decorate the sidewalks with sidewalk chalk for the weekend. Oh! And you were supposed to ride your bike uptown too - motorcycle or the kind you pedal. I thought the sidewalk chalk idea was so neat. It didn't rain so the sidewalks stayed decorated for the duration.
Bowen loved the petting zoo too. Not pictured, the creepy llamas....
And, because Aaron is finishing up his master's at UNI, he needed a picture too. :)
They had little trains that the kids could drive and I'm pretty sure the boys could have stayed there all day. They thought that was pretty neat.
Blake and Bowen
Brody, the thinker, with his goggles so he could actually see something.
Jenna, not so much...
Don't those turkeys look so much alike?! Blake is on the left and Bowen on the right. The funny thing is I didn't even think they looked alike when they were born. Ha!
Every year, I take a picture of the boys because Rose Festival is so special to us!