Ren Faire!

 - by Gretel

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!

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Ilyana playing in the kids area – with her favorite “rawr” picture pose.

Ren Faire 2010

Story time at the pirate ship…..

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…where Ilyana decided the sand was much more interesting.

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Ren Faire Corn!

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Food on the go – the wagon made Ren Faire doable with little legs.

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Gotta have the snow cone.  Not quite period, but very refreshing.

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Ilyana’s favorite part – Dancing to music!

Ren Faire 2010

Ren Faire 2010

Ren Faire 2010

On the way out, the obligatory kids ride.  She had a great time despite the heat.