This year, it was much trickier with a little baby. The festival runs from 10-6. Last year, we got there right at 10 and stayed until about 12:30. This year, we fed Cooper at about 10:50, and then left the house. We didn't get there until about 11:20, and then it took us almost 30 minutes to find a parking spot. This was NOT good when we had to leave by 12:45 to get Cooper down for a nap.
Because we had so little time, we had to just stick with priorities. Obviously, a pony ride was first on our list!
Goodness she has changed a bunch over the last 3 years!
Cooper just hung out (literally) with Mommy while LL rode the pony. :)
Next, we went to see the tiger that they had there. It was so cute - LL walked right up to the fence and just "roared" at him over and over. It actually irritated him a little and he almost roared back, but we left before he got too mad.
We ate lunch (gyros again!) and squeezed in a quick train ride with Gigi before we had to head to Grammy's for Cooper's nap.
We had a looooong walk back to our car, and Cooper ended up going down for nap SUPER late. While he slept at Grammy's, we took LL to a birthday party. It was another gymnastics party just like hers, and she had a BLAST. She also LOVED the party favors that they gave out (princess ring, princess watch, princess wand, and party blower)
We got back from the party a little after Cooper woke up from his nap. It was SUCH a beautiful day, so we headed outside to play for a little bit before heading home.
It's not the best, but I'll take what I can get. :)
I'm sure next year will run much more smoothly since Cooper will only have 1 nap a day and we can go up there much earlier. Even still, it was a great day with my little family!