Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Losers, Once Again!!

Yes, it's that time of year again. Time for the annual Melaleuca family picnic. Like always, we headed out on what always seems like the hottest day of the year to get our fill of fresh roasted whole pigs, nasty potato salad, and runny baked beans. Ooh, doesn't it make your mouth water? If that wasn't bad enough, we came home with nothing. Zero. Zilch. Can you believe it? This is our 9th year attending the party, and we've still only won once (a dremel that I think we even used once).
I guess I shouldn't say we all came home empty handed. The kids had a great time. They are finally old enough to enjoy all of the toys and games on their own (without me having to go on all of them with them). The best part of the party were the balloon animals, etc. We had to wait in line for about an hour, but it was worth it. The guy who made them was amazing. He made anywhere from monkeys in a tree to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Yes, Clay, that's right, TMNT. Leonardo was his specialty. He made Ellie a cute princess crown, Anna an adorable Daisy Duck, and Ogden a cute elephant.
Anna, Ellie, and Ogden on a ride; Ogden, Anna and Ellie with balloons; kids on a ride;
Ellie and Ogden with balloons; Ogden's elephant; Ellie's princess crown;
kids playing miniature golf; Anna's Daisy Duck; all of the fun toys, rides, and games.
When we got to the party, each of the kids were given a cowboy hat. I thought there was no way they would wear them, but they loved them. They've been playing cowboys constantly. When we got into the car to go home, Ogden put on his hat and said, "I'm a cowboy riding my horse. Yee haw!"
Ogden and Ellie riding their "horses" with their new hats.
In all, it was a fun day. I think the kids will probably want us to go back next year, win or not.


Anonymous said...

Ahh man! No prizes? (You needed lucky duck, Katie by your side.) At least the kids scored, eh? I've only been to that party once (didn't win either) and I know they give away AWESOME prizes. Sorry you didn't win anything.

becky ward said...

So disappointing! But the cowboy hats and balloon creations look fun.