Monday, July 2, 2012

Our First Family Outing

As some of my long time friends and readers know, I usually declare our annual visit to the Kutztown Folk Festival to be the best day of the year. But for the past two years, it actually hasn't been that at all. Last year I was too sick with my pregnancy to leave the house most days, and the year before, the Mister had a miserable head cold and my stamina was dead after battling an infection. Rough times. This year, however, we were forging ahead with our family tradition and including our newest member in the event. We also met up with some very fun friends at the festival, and despite some early challenges that morning (a storm that knocked out power the previous night, road blocks, baby fussiness, and missing our all important exit off the turnpike) we rolled into the scenic hills of Berks County, PA in the hot noon sun and bravely embarked on our adventure. 



Won't you join us? 

It's only ninety degrees. Stop complaining. Who told you to wear black?
Here's that llama who ignores me every year. But I hear the petting zoo animals are rescues from tough situations, and I am too, so I understand.
They really do bake bread in this. 

First place in the quilt barn. Garden Tracks. It's called hand quilting, folks.
Carolers.
I had never heard this proverb before...interesting!
The Mister showing our Little Mister some petting opportunities.

See you next year!

16 comments:

  1. I love it and I LOVE your pictures!! I hope they move it to Missouri next year in like October or November so I can go and not sweat. I think your Little Mister looks like he wants to get his hands on a goat ~ by the way, love the goat picture. That is a goat, right? Goats and sheep look a lot alike to me, but I think sheep don't have horns.

    I feel like I missed out on a very fun and special day. So awesome that you were all able to go AND meet up with your great friends there. I'm so jealous...again. ♥

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    1. It is a goat, a little goat and I took that picture just for you! It would be nice if just once they would have it in the fall because every time we go it's during a massive heat wave, but I guess they rely on a lot of vacationers and children being out of school.

      Don't be jealous...we're going to hang out when I make it down to MO next time.

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  2. Lovely blog! You always take the best pictures! I love your calf caption, too! We loved being able to meet up with you three! What a perfect little family you guys are!
    PS: I'm missing the smell of the bread baking in that oven. It smelled good!
    PPS: Not missing the smell of the animal exhibit. :oD

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  3. Great photos and funny captions... What a handsome lil fella ya got there.. sooo precious.. And thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello.. :)


    Jeannie

    aka The Barn Swallow

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  4. Nice family outing...looks like it was a fun time for all. Your little one is precious...blessings

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  5. I would love to get my hands on those Amish carolers.

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    1. Katie, they are made by Byers Choice. They have a website but I don't see the Amish carolers listed. But we know they do make them.

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    2. When I went to the Kutztown website (you can Google it) and look through the links, they have those carolers for sale. I didn't read the fine print but they had them on there. They were about $60-70 each ~ very cute.

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  6. Looks like a very enjoyable first family outing. I'll never forget our first family outing after Sailor was born. He howled on top of his lungs through the Laura Ingalls museum and house tour and I had to leave so the rest of the group tour could at least enjoy themselves.

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  7. I've never been to Kutztown before but I know they have some great flea markets there, and the drive is not very far for me so I really need to head over there at some point. Have a very nice July 4 folks as well, and a safe one. Richard from Amish Stories

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    1. Richard, you really need to get there before it all becomes houses and hotels!

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  8. Thank you for the photo tour of your outing - twas just the type I love complete with crafty goodness and farm critters.
    Have a great July 4 holiday!

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  9. YAY FOR THE FAMILY OUTING!
    Isn't is fun to say 'family'? :)

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  10. Hope that you folks had a very nice Independence day, and man is it hot or what! Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa

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  11. It looks like a delightful event, Monica! And trust me, the older the Duckling gets, the more fun it will be.

    Have a perfectly wonderful summer, my friend. :)

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  12. Oh Monica, thanks for including the quilt...isn't that a beauty!

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