Come on girls! It's time to go to the Student Days at the Waxahachie Renaissance Faire! Stop spinning in that chair and let's go or it will be over before we get there.
Wow! This is great! Our first friend? The town crier...
Dumpling was pretty offended for most of the rest of the day after she found out this jester named his dog, "Blockhead."
We stumbled upon this merchant selling psalteries. It was more of a financial commitment than we were willing to make, but she let each of the girls play with it for a minute anyway.
Cuddlebug stopped our conversation cold as we all heard a real song coming from her turn at the instrument! She quickly correlated the strings to piano keys and enjoyed a nice moment outside her sister's musical shadow.
Here we are waiting for the Birds of Prey show which turned out to be one of our favorite moments of the day.
On to the joust! The girls were concerned that someone might die.
And this moment was pretty spectacular!
Now to try her own hand at the rings. Uh...Dumpling...you might want to
l e a n out a little and reach for the ring.
This was her 3rd try...or her 5th...but isn't she sweet?
Cuddlebug rung them on her second try...
...it's what she does.
There were exotic animals to ride; Cuddlebug chose the elephant.
Dumpling picked the camel.
Fifi's dress kept her feet on the ground, so she visited the bows and arrows booth and ended up buying a pretty nice set up from this Christian man. His wife makes the arrows by hand.
Where to now?
Of course! The costume shop! Fifi sewed that dress she's wearing (that's another post entirely) and was intrigued by the professionally made costumes that were for sale. Well, she was interested until she discovered that they were for sale for many hundreds of dollars.
O.k....time is short girls! We had better move fast to fit it all in before the closing cannon boom!
Double time--here's a picture to prove that Mommy was there too...
Everyone but me riding the Crow's Nest...
Cuddlebug gets her brain tightened. Thankfully, when he finished, she was able to correctly answer that 2 + 2 = 4! *Whew*
$1 sanctioned opportunity to hit each other with big, padded sticks...
Cannon blast! Time's up! Get out!
King someone or other. Fifi could probably tell you who...along with his marital and blood lineage for generations in either direction.
And finally...the nobility bade a fond farewell to the common peasants. And home we went to the 21st century.