Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Children's Festival & Good Ship Lollipop

Tap, tap, tapping away!

The Cascade Children's Festival in Bend has been one of our favorite festivals for a few years now. I must confess that attending any festival in Bend sends me into convulsions. Terrible, I know. Because Bend has some fabulous events. But they are usually way too crowded for me and hard to find parking, blah, blah, blah. With three small children to try and keep your eyes on -crowded festivals just make me crazy.

The one exception is the Children's Festival every July. Now, it does get crowded, but for me, this festival is worth it. Not only does it support a great cause - Saving Grace - but it is affordable. Very affordable and fun! Tickets for the great array of children's activities are only 50 cents per activity!

Now the fun part....

And the activities are perfect for little kids - Mixing your own play-doh, making crowns, coloring frisbees, making bookmarks, Lots and LOTS of games, making masks, making wands, etc.....

Cuties Cooling Down

The food is yummy and festival-worthy!

Finishing up the shave ice and.....

Lots of shady trees and places to relax...

Peelu & Mama

...and some much needed, sweet family moments...

Ahhhh......

The Sailors!

Can you tell we had a great time? And this year, Hot Rod & Lil' Mermaid were asked to perform their tap dance routine from their June recital (Good Ship Lollipop) at the Festival.

Good Ship Lollipop...

Only one other little friend from their class of 6 could make it. I thought they might be nervous or forget it all (although they had a small practice the day before) but they all did fabulous and had so much fun. It was great to see several of the other groups from the recital as well.

Phew!  All done

All in all, a perfect afternoon with the family (but let us not forget the shave ice and crepes!)

Crossing the Bridge

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