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May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

It's wonderful to have kids who remember and care to make their mom's day special. Ollie and Lyric were both extremely interested in how they could make today awesome for Darby. Ollie wanted to throw her a surprise party when she woke up, so we got party horns, and blew up balloons, and hits behind the couch and shouted surprise when Darby woke up. Ollie was so excited about the whole thing that he told me that we would have to wake up in the middle of the night on Saturday to get everything ready.

Lyric took a ton of time to write a bunch of really nice little messages to Darby.

Overall, it was so sweet.

What was sad was not being on the east coast to be with our own mom's in person. But I did send my mom a couple of Wii games, so I tried to make up for it at least a little.

One thing that stunk was that I didn't get much sleep last night. There were two parties, both of which made sense for me to go to (and I wanted to go to), so I was out late.(didn't get to bed until 2.30) and Ollie was up before 6... so... yeah.

We went to the California Renaissance Faire today. I prefer the Pennsylvania one. While it is smaller, it is also more charmingly designed, the building are permanent, and the surroundings are beautiful. It's also laid out much better, so you can easily get to any area in a fairly short period of time.

Conversely, CA's Faire has temporary, cheaper looking buildings, was set up on what was basically just a large DUSTY field, and was one long serpentine path that didn't even loop.

One the other hand, the CA Faire had an awesome reptile exhibit, more games, less "hmmm that guy is so creepy he could actually be a serial killer" factor, and a much better set up for watching the jousting.

But the PA Faire has an elephant you can ride. But the CA Faire has box turtle races you can bet on.

OK, they're both good. But I like the PA Faire better. And that's that.

Posted by jason on May 12, 2008 03:02 AM


I often stop and wonder if that elephant remembers me.

Posted by: Jason J on May 12, 2008 11:54 AM

The PA one also has food set out in front of the "shoppes" that is supposed to be for display. Unless your name is Josh Latshaw . . . then you can just take a bite . . . of the 8-hour-old pizza . . .

Posted by: Anonymous on May 12, 2008 12:22 PM

Latshaw's are famous for enjoying free samples-sometimes we can take this a little too far...

Posted by: jessica on May 13, 2008 01:26 AM

haha that was the funniest/grossest thing ever!

Posted by: Jenna on May 14, 2008 01:37 AM

this post made me laugh out loud...that is so sweet about ollie's surprise party! and after reading this post, i really want to go to the pa faire this year. collin always talks about giant turkey legs that you can eat or something...

Posted by: linds on May 14, 2008 02:05 PM

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