Anyway, the fair! Only 12 miles from our house, so I packed the kids into the van and decided to "visit" daddy at work and see what the fair held.
How convenient, the table next to Hubby's was a face painting group. Of course the older girls wanted their faces done. Youngest was a bit hesitant so she had her hand painted instead.
The kids l-o-v-e watching Pink Panther cartoons, so when they spotted this character, they went nuts! Of course, Youngest was a bit hesitant and didn't want to go near him, until he offered his bucket of candy to them. She gave him the two pieces of candy she had in her hand, thinking she was supposed to give them up, not get more candy. Just about every table and vendor there had candy and little prizes for the kids. We left the fair with bags full of candy, pencils, rulers, popcorn balls, stickers, crayons, balloons and (thankfully) toothbrushes and toothpaste!
After saying good-bye to daddy, we headed back home, and the girls proceeded to dump out all their goodies on the floor in their room. I didn't realize how much candy they got until I walked in and promptly confiscated most of it, to be doled out little by little, later. I was a little too late, though, because the rest of the afternoon was spent with them bouncing off the walls.
Their room was a mess (Oldest and Middle share a room) and this is what I found when I pulled the bed away from the wall. Good lord! What a mess! This is what I found:
hundreds of loose puzzle pieces from more than 3 puzzles
tons of little barbie accessories and clothes
a sock cut in half (what the...?!?)
my nice backgammon game case without the game pieces (!!!)
the jacket that I asked Middle several times to hang up and put away
naked dolls (why are they always naked???)
and other bits and bobs
The whole room got cleaned up, swept and moved around. Hopefully my threats of no trick-or-treating will help keep the room clean, at least until after Halloween!