Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Oktoberfest - kind of

On Monday, Keara my friend Crystal and I went to Ft. Bragg's Oktoberfest. It was okay. Very small and hard to appreciate after having been to many Stuttgart Fests. We did have fun though. Keara got to play her first fair game and won a blue whale. She also had her first ride, the Carousel. That was the only ride she could go on. Everything else she was too small or they didn't let parents ride with kids. I did get my first schnitzel since leaving Germany and it wasn't bad. My grandmother got me a monkey backpack leash for Keara and I used it. I have a feeling Keara will be a roller coaster rider. She kept running to the more wild rides and even tried going up the steps to one. It seems kind of mean to put a kid on a leash, but she doesn't mind and I don't have to worry about her running off from me so I can let her walk around. She really enjoyed getting out of the stroller and being in charge of where we were going. Next weekend we are off to a pumpkin patch and hayride.







3 comments:

corinnea said...

I know I keep saying it but she is so flippin cute!! Glad you guys had a fun day.

Personally, I think all children should be leashed! Ha ha just kidding. Safe rather than sorry is a good idea...

Kelly's Korner said...

First rides! Awww! That's so fun! Hey, wasn't it you who made fun of me for using a leash on Ethan? LOL! I can't remember if it was you or not, but leashes can be so useful... IF your kid doesn't scream bloody murder when they lay eyes on it!! :)

Jenny P. said...

I don't know if you remember or not but we have that exact same monkey leash. I had EMily wear it when we took the train to Luxembourg. It was a must becasue of walking between trains and the crowds. I have no problems with it. I of course did before i Had kids becasue usually you think you know everything before you have kids and are super judgemental:) Not you, me! I think I got a lot of looks when she wore it but I remember thinking, this is my kid, my life and it's not cruel so look the other way chuckers! A stroller is a type of leash too. Anyway, she looks adorable in it. I'm sure when Ava gets to walking I will use it more since I will now have two people to watch out for.