The Balloon Dart Board.
I like the intensity Hallie shows. Every kid loved this one. "Wait, I get to throw something really sharp as hard as I want"?
A very creative "bear hunt".
Tin can toss.
Jess and I ran the fishing pond, let me clarify, the pretend fishing pond. When the kids realized there was a REAL fishing pond on the other side of the grass, we were out of business. We didn't stand a chance.
What more could a kid want??? Hmm...maybe a wagon ride?
The carnival was amazing! Thanks to everyone that organized it and pulled it off!
The big kids modified the carnival games to their liking. The winner of each event wore this snazzy "Sheriff" badge.
Bryan basking in his glory after popping THREE balloons while throwing darts going down the slide.
Yep, he's A-L-L mine. :)
My favorite modification was the football toss. The contestants had to throw at the target while being pulled across the lawn on the wagon, next came the "long bomb" over the canopy, followed by a boot-leg play. Bryan is responsible for all of the football terminology, I sincerely thought he was making those up.
In the afternoon, the world's largest "slip-n-slide" was set up.
My niece, Katelyn, being brave and going head first!
Another cute niece, Aubrey, slidin' down with Luke and me.
Luke enjoying the slide in his own way.
I loved this slide! I'm still trying to think how and where we could do this in Colorado.
We had quite the surprise in the late afternoon when this guy buzzed overhead.
It was the candy bomber! I grew up attending a family reunion where candy was dropped from an airplane for all the kids to collect. It was so fun as a kid that when I realized what was going on I had to keep myself in check and remind myself that I was now an "adult" and needed to step aside while the "kids" ran for the candy. How I missed those "good ol' days" in that moment. :)
The true surprise was when the airplane looped around for another "bombing". We weren't planning on that...TAKE COVER!
All of the fun and family togetherness is because of this incredible woman, our grandma.
Her and our grandpa have always set a great example of the importance of families. She is one amazing lady.