We had a great summer visit with Legend, full of fun! When we left St. George we went first to Washington to visit with Brad. Along the way we stopped at the top of Chinook Pass. Some kids were there sledding and let Legend use their snow saucer. I think that must have been his first time sledding in July!
We spent a couple of days at Ocean Shores playing pirate on the beach, roasting hot dogs and making s'mores.
Legend and Brad also had a great time playing in the pools, indoor and outdoor, at the hotel!
Legend wanted to see a baseball game so we spent a Sunday afternoon at Cheney Stadium watching the Tacoma Rainiers (No, I do not do Seattle and the Mariners). The part he really liked was the face painting!
The King County Fair happened to be running while we were there. And it was convenient cause we were staying in Enumclaw where the fairgrounds are. We weren't sure what we'd find at the fairgrounds. We read about it in the newspaper and found that there were no amusement rides or games as in the past. They'd changed the fair to put the emphasis back on the 4-H animals, crafts, etc. We figured we could at least go to see the animals and, what the heck, there was no admission! It turned out to be one of the best fairs we've been to. They'd really put the emphasis on kids learning and having fun. They did have a climbing wall and a bungee ride. Legend did both. While he was waiting for the bungee ride, John asked him if he wanted to do a flip. He said "yes", so John gave him some pointers and told him to ask the lady that was running the ride how to do it, too. He was a natural and he loved it. He bounced all the way to the top and flipped over and over. He even let go with his hands when he was flipping. The lady said she'd never seen a kid do that before. She was amazed...and so were we!
Next we went over to the craft area for kids. Next door a western show was about to start. They were using kids for actors and Legend REALLY wanted to be in the show. But all the parts were filled, so we told him we'd come for the next show which was in an hour and a half. At the craft area he made a bear mask, a super hero mask (more on that later), and a bracelet for Mom with beads and foam farm shapes. Perfect for Mom to wear to work :)
And then it was on to the show! We were there 45 minutes before they started handing out the costumes, but there was no way Legend was going to be left out. He sat right in the seats where the kids were supposed to gather and he was not moving till he got a costume. The women doing the show saw him there and made sure he got first choice. He wanted to be the cowboy, but the costume was way too big so he decided to be a cow and was happy with that. The show required a male adult, too. They couldn't get anyone sitting in the stands to do it, so I told them to go ask the big guy sitting in the shade. John donned the duds to become Railroad Roland and the show started.
Legend had a great time in the show. Maybe there's a star in the making! Stay tuned for the Montana edition...coming soon!