Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I'm a Renaissance (Wo) man, huzzah!

First I'd like to say that this post is extremely picture and video heavy! You've been warned. :D

I know that this post is running a little late as we took our first trip to the local Renaissance Festival a couple of weeks ago but in my defense, it took You Tube that long to upload all of the videos. Every year for the past 6 or 7 years we've gone to the Renaissance Festival for my birthday. I enjoy going so much and if you've never been to one, you are really missing out! So many talented performers and artists milling around, it is awesome!

Here's Toot and I before leaving the house. I'm wearing my vintage 50's hat that is covered in acorns.

We usually eat first thing when we get there and Chris got his usual fare: the Scotch Egg. (A hard boiled egg, wrapped in sausage and then deep fried)

My mom and her best friend dressed up for the occasion.

We watched some Royals dancing in the street:

It's was pretty cold that day but luckily Toot did not mind her hat and mittens.

She loved watching anything with music. She liked the harp:

And she really loved watching the belly dancers (who actually had bellies thank you very much! In your face Society!)

Here's my mom with Toot.

We saw Dexter Tripp juggling a chainsaw:

Then he balanced on a rope:

This little guy was in the petting zoo and apparently he loves getting his picture taken because he jumped right up on the fence to pose for me.

Toot enjoying her lunch with Nana:

Here's Toot and Nana doing God only knows what but it made Toot laugh so...

We all had a great time and it was much better than last year (Toot was a month old, I had brought her formula but no bottle AND I wasn't able to breast feed to needless to say, Toot did NOT have a good time!) lol But this year was fun and I'm already looking forward to next year!


Jackie said...

Maggi I really love the post....all the pictures are fabulous! I really like the one of you and Toot!

I want to also thank you for the well wishes, it means alot ♥

Danielle said...

Great pics Mags!! Finally, a pic of you and Toot.!!!

Looks like you all had a great time!

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

I've always wanted to go to a Renaissance fair but have never gotten out to one, they look so fun though. I'm glad you and Toot had such a good time :) Great pictures!

Jocelyn said...

Looks like FUN!!!! I love your Acorn Hat!! What fun pics and video........loved them all!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

why am I soo far behind in reading your blog? I don't think your updates are appearing.. hmmm.... got to see what's going on here.
Love this post! Soo much fun and what a fantastic pic of you and Toot with you wearing that fab hat! Dont tell the hubby about the Scotch eggs, we don't have those at our Ren Faire! Soo glad you had a good time!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Great pics and videos! Looks like you had a wonderful time and I can never get enough of Toot. Can she have her own blog please?!

Toot has the hand wave dance move down...hysterical!

Carmen said...

Loooove scotch eggs. That one looks so tasty, not like the mass produced ones in the chiller cabinet of the supermarket ;)

What an amazing day - lucky you getting to go to that. Your Mum looks like so much fun :D

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Keith said...

Wow. That was an incredible post. I loved it. It was full of great pictures and videos. Awesome post.

Blakelyn said...

Toot's hat and mittens are so adorable!! Did you buy those, or make them? Looks like you all had a great time!

Anonymous said...

I love Toot's hat and mittens!!! I want some for myself ;-) lol

laterg8r said...

it looks soooo fun! love toot's hat and mittens too :D

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I LOVED this post. I wasn't going to read posts just know, but I saw Toot's pic and just had to click.

The first clip she looks like an angel, sooooo beautiful.

I love her hat and mittens so much and your mum looked fabulous so did you and your cute hat!

So pleased you all had a great day out.

Bella said...

I LOVE Toot's hat and her little mittens! They are sooo cute. And I love going to the Renaissance Faire, too. Glad you enjoyed it this year.

Anonymous said...

Oh man, what a great time. I would have loved this! Toot looks way to cute with her hat and mitts!

thatgirlblogs said...

what fun! I love your Mom's coat ;)

Denise said...

I Am Denise Katipunera

oh your baby looks so cute. And wow your mom really looks so young.

They say if you want to know what you look like when you grow older, look at your own mother. You are very lucky.

I Am Denise Katipunera

Jessica Cangiano said...

What a delightful post! I've always wanted to attend a Renaissance fair, but alas they are nowhere near as commonplace up here as they are in the States. Perhaps I'll have to head south of the border one day to satisfy my longing to relieve the days of yore.

I adore that you're wearing the acorn hat! I smiled ear-to-ear the moment I saw you in it - super adorable!

Huge hugs, honey!
♥ Jessica

Tracey said...

Your daughter is soo cute. She really looks like she had a fun time with you and your family. What fun!! love your hat and the fact that the belly dancers did have bellies (i belly dance) love this post!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

belly dancers are supposed to have bellies....i have studied it before and "back in the day" the bigger the belly, the better dancer u were considered....i remember when shakira first came out and she had a little pooch on her...and people were giving her crap...and i'm like....ummmmmmm she is a trained belly dancer..she is supposed to have one.....grrrrrrrrr to peeps....anyhoo....love love love love love the photos and videos....toot is just soooooooooooooooooooooooo dang adorable...and i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your hat! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Blakelyn said...

There's a surprise for you at my blog today!

naveen said...

beautiful kid looks so sweet

daylily777 said...

Wonderful pics & videos! Looks like you had a wonderful day. I have wanted to go but have never been, maybe, definitely next year.