At the end of September we made our annual pilgrimage out to Springfield for the Big E, the New England States' Exposition, or the closest thing Massachusetts has to a state fair. This was Marcus's fourth time at the Big E and Samantha's first, and we all had a great day.
There were cheese curds and bags of mini donuts. . .
pot roast "sundaes" and maple whoopee pies. . .
friends and a petting zoo. . .
mascots and pony rides. . .
dancing and singing dairy products. . .
prize-winning sheep and vintage tractors. . .
naps and hand-made wooden toys. . .
piglets. . .
ferris wheels, giant slides, kettle corn, frozen lemonade, maple milk, maple soda, Maine baked stuffed potatoes, a sea lion show, a circus, and lots of time just to walk around and visit with friends.
The following weekend, we went to the Berklee Beantown Jazz Fest, right outside our front door on Columbus Ave. On a brisk, grey, muddy day, we all enjoyed bouncy houses. . .
instruments. . .
ribs. . .
and blue cotton candy.
September also has brought us more playground and outdoor time, as we take advantage of the nice fall days. . .
and also an open-house night at Marcus's school.
In the afternoons, Marcus loves playing with the big kids who ride the schoolbus with him--Kanye, Alex, and the others--and Alex sometimes gives him a piggy-back ride for two of the three blocks on our walk home. Marcus is loving kindergarten!
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