Monday, April 11, 2011

Bluebonnet Festival - Chapel Hill, TX

I love springtime in Texas with the bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrushes, warm weather (not too hot yet), and it's a great time for family outings! Saturday after Katherine's soccer game, we picked up one of my friends and drove to Chapel Hill for their annual Bluebonnet Festival. Chapel Hill is a small historic town about 1 1/2 hours from where we live. The festival was held in it's historic cute little downtown with the vedors lined up and down the streets.
On the way to the Bluebonnet Festival, we stopped in a field to take pictures in the bluebonnets, a great spring time Texas tradition. This year was hard to find bluebonnets due to the drought we are in. We found a small patch, but the grass and the bluebonnets were pretty dry. But we got some good pictures even though they weren't out in full force.

At the Festival, there was so many vendors! It was fun walking around and looking at all the neat stuff, it got a little hot (we all got a little sunburned). I bought a shirt, the kids got some toys, and I bought some "diet" margarita mix made with real fruit juices instead of all the sugar of the sweet & sour mix. The kids got to do a petty zoo and pony ride. Katherine was rode the pony but was a little hesitate about it, Colin was loving it, trying to make him go faster. Katherine enjoyed feeding the animals at the petty zoo while Colin loved chasing them down. And of course we participated in festival/fair food.. Sausage on a stick, sno-cones, funnel cake, Kettle Corn, hot dogs, and of course beer and margaritas. After all that walking, food, playing with the animals, and the sunburns, the kids were passed out snoring on the way home once we dropped off my friend.

Sunday we had a nice relaxing day around the house. We went to the park and I turned the sprinkler on for the kids to play in the backyard. When I turned the sprinkler on, it was nice and sunny, after about 30 minutes, it clouded up and got windy. I had to bring the kids inside as Colin's lips and feet were blue and Katherine legs were cold. So we put on a movie instead and I got a nap.. I think that worked out great.

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