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This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 7 and 2 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Italian Festival 2011

Sunday we hit the road for McAlester and attended our second Italian Festival! It is a 2 hour drive each way out to SE Oklahoma, but we have a great time so it is worth it! This was Brad's first time with us, and it was my job to sit in the back and keep him happy for 4 hours in the car...


My dad drove to our house, then he rode with all of us in our PT Cruiser from there. Him and Nick sat up front and talked about guy stuff, and Brad and I sat in the back playing, snacking, and looking at the Sunday paper. It was overcast and warming up when we got there, but after awhile the clouds cleared off and it heated up quickly to the mid 90's!

At the entrance there were several Panteras and a Lamborghini on display, so of course the guys had to go over there and gawk at them!



By then it was around noon so we headed straight for the Italian food tent and got our trays filled with delicious pastas, salad, bread, meatballs, and sausage! Brad sampled each thing we had and his favorite was the meatballs!




After eating we walked around the fair to see all of the different vendors and rides there. It seemed there were a lot more food vendors there this year than last! Gourmet Italian food, gyros, BBQ, corndogs, funnel cakes, ice cream, etc. I told dad that next year we may have to forego the food tent and just go around sampling the different vendors!

There were several carnival rides there but of course my little boy is still a bit too little for most of them! We decided on the carousel and his daddy had fun riding it with him!



After that, we went the building with all of the different craft booths and wine vendors in it. Right before we left, we had to get our usual--Nick got a homemade ice cream bar and I got an extra long corndog for the road! Brad enjoyed sampling each of these from us.

I expected Brad to nap on the way back because it was already 2pm and he had been up way longer than usual. He had a different plan! He only napped maybe 20 minutes of the trip halfway thru, but thankfully he was in pretty good spirits for me. I on the other hand was very tired and could have used a nap!

Yesterday was my sister-in-law's birthday so we all 3 hit the road again and headed out to Foster for a cookout and birthday party. There was road work on the usual highway we take so a 1hr drive there turned into a 1 1/2 hour drive. We took a different route back to avoid it, but got stuck behind a slow semi so it took another 1 1/2 hours to get home! We were very ready to be out of the car by the time we got home. No more roadtrips for awhile!

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