Saturday, the town of Madison, Alabama, officially welcomed fall with the annual Madison Street Festival. A gorgeous early-fall day brought out thousands of folks to shop arts-and-crafts booths, eat that tempting fried festival food (funnel cakes, anyone?), catch up with their neighbors and be entertained by folks like Older Daughter, who performed with her Huntsville belly-dance troupe. She is an awesome dancer (and that’s not just maternal pride speaking), and the group’s repertoire included a piece she had choreographed herself. Even 18-month-old Capt. Adorable seemed to recognize his mom onstage. At least, he sat still and watched in his stroller for about 15 minutes. Or maybe he was just fascinated with the balloons we tied to the handles. Balloon-decorated strollers were everywhere, as you can tell by the line parked outside the festival’s raptor show — balloons and pets were prohibited, although I guess young children were considered safe! Capt. Adorable almost came home with a pet, since he made friends with the oh-so-adorable puppies at the animal-shelter’s booth. I’ve got a feeling there may be a new addition at the Captain’s house soon. Read more about the festival at http://blog.al.com/breaking/2009/10/madison_street_festival_draws.html and http://www.madisonstreetfestival.org/
I love funnel cakes! Sounds like a wonderful time. I hope the Capt. gets his pet!
I too enjoy the food at street fairs and always hope an animal finds a forever home xoxo Keep us posted!
I love town festivals. They are so “Americana” and it gives people a boost of optimism in a world where the news is almost always negative. I love those balloons tied to the strollers, and Capt. Adorable is just that – ADORABLE!!!
Also, your daughter is very pretty! Wish I could belly dance, only I’d scare people.
Oh how fun! Looks like such a great time, and you have a beautiful daughter!
Thanks for such lovely comments about my lovely daughter. I pretty much am in awe of my children.