Saturday, July 10, 2010

Schoeneck Community Day

Upon arrival, Dad is the most popular attraction, for about a minute, until he ran out of tickets.

Then we scattered and other things became popular.

For instance, the barrel train.

Mom despairs of ever again finding her other nine children.

Mervin's in the inflatable playhouse. Figures.

What a coincidence. So is Mercy.

And so is Martha.

You're getting the idea, right? It's a pretty popular place.

And guess who's in charge? My brother and a bunch of his buddies.

Conrad informs Isaac that personal possessions must be left on the table, not given to him.

Warning sign: "Trained operator must be on duty at all times."

(Conrad was a graduate of a three minute crash course at most.)

Hmm... Wonder how those boys are managing up there. Maybe I should go check on them.

The warning sign also said, "If unit begins to deflate, exit immediately." As far as I know, they managed to get everyone out. :-)

How many people does it take to get Dorothy's shoes off?

What about back on?

Some people have the do-it-yourself mentality.

This is all about getting the ball through the tire, and Joshua knows it.

The question is, does Mr. Raine? (Or does he by chance think Mr. Phero is the target.)

Here's something Mr. Raine definitely knows about. In fact, garbage removal seems to be his forte. (No, I'm not trying to trash his reputation.)

Candace looking a little out of place in the Have-A-Black-Strap-Over-Your-Shoulder club.

Hmm... These fries taste like they would have come from Denver Wholesale Foods.

Around here, people put vinegar on their fries. She's putting it on her arm.

*shakes head and thinks* That girl must not be from these parts.

It's not every day you go fishing and catch a horse.

You think children on leashes is something? You haven't seen anything yet.

I'm not sure which one the exercise was meant for. Both seemed to be getting plenty.

Can't catch me. I'm the -

But his brother thinks he can. After all, he's not really a gingerbread man.

The boys try to determine whether the car about to be ripped up is already dead.


Point and shoot - I guess the police would know all about that.

(Conrad says he holds it as if it were a pistol. If a point-and-shoot is the equivalent of a pistol, just think what the equivalent of an SLR would be. Scary, huh?)

"Stand back, everyone."

As the candy-copter appears overhead...

...excitement, as well as one of the children, breaks loose.

Click here to see a friend's impressive shot of what was going on up above.

For some, a hat is adequate to hold their candy.

Some have higher ambitions.

And some -- Hey, wait! I don't know that guy, do I?

Wow! This part gets more realistic every year. Don't know if that's a trend we want to continue.

Paul takes advantage of penny candy. Knowing him, he'll probably go resell it all for a profit.

My hands.
(Now, don't let me hear you say that I never show up on my blog again.)

Emma comes back with an order: one mixed, one half-and-half, and one twist. Until that day, I never knew that there were so many names for a combination cone.

My position on mixed cones is that they were invented to cater to the indecisive portion of the populace, those who can't decide between vanilla and chocolate. Some brilliant person was losing sales to indecisiveness, and so - tada! - the mixed cone came into being. (I had mixed feelings about telling you all this.)

Ah, here's the lady in charge, and she's not one bit indecisive: "Pile it on, girls. Higher."

No mixed for her. Chocolate. (Now, I have issues with chocolate too, but...)

Abigail, faithfully sweeping up the shadows at the end of the day.


firstwatchwarrior said...

Great post Carmen! I really like the picture and caption about the black shoulder straps, but hey, at least Candace is wearing a black shirt so she almost makes it. :)

Thanks for the link, BTW. :)

Robert Bird said...

What is the 2013 date?

Carmen M. said...

June 15th.