Unlike the most recent couple years, we actually made it to the Renaissance Faire in Bristol this year. Last year Ilyana wasn’t at a good place to handle noise or crowds, and in years before the heat kept us away with a little one. Overall, we’re very happy to have gone back.
The only downside of this year is that we didn’t actually get to sit down for a whole show. We met up with some friends, ate great food, and headed out around 1:00. If I’d been able to handle the heat better (5.5 mos pregnant + heat + walking = tired mom), we would have stayed longer. Next year, if Ilyana has shaken her nap needs and the baby will sleep in her stroller, we will go in costume for a much longer day.
In the meantime, enjoy these pictures from the Faire!
Ilyana playing in the kids area – with her favorite “rawr” picture pose.
Story time at the pirate ship…..
…where Ilyana decided the sand was much more interesting.
Ren Faire Corn!
Food on the go – the wagon made Ren Faire doable with little legs.
Gotta have the snow cone. Not quite period, but very refreshing.
Ilyana’s favorite part – Dancing to music!
On the way out, the obligatory kids ride. She had a great time despite the heat.