on saturday morning, we got to have ellie over while j & c went to the temple. we had waffles + eggs for breakfast and the girls had fun getting in the tub and playing together. i love that my girls live close to cousins and that they get to play with them often.
later that afternoon, james and i took the girls to check out the fairytale festival in centerville. we went not knowing much about it, but figured the girls would love it no matter what. it was a stifling hot afternoon and the heat nearly drove us away, but we braved it and we're so glad we did. we dressed the girls in their fluffiest fluffies and fairy wings and they fit right in.
brooklyn was a little nervous about getting too close to the princesses but kendall was willing to pose. it was so cute!
they did short storytimes where different characters would do monologues with positive messages. the characters did a really good job and it kept the kids entertained. it was in a decorated room with air conditioning that felt so good and made it my favorite part. we met up with ellie and having her there made brooklyn a little more brave to pose with the characters for pictures.
there were tons of fun booths set up, and we only chose to go to a couple. next year we'll be more prepared! the cutest one was a glass slipper fitting. brooklyn was in heaven! they had a 'prince' and everything. and afterwards, she got a cute little glass slipper to take home.
doing these kind of activities with my girls make me so happy. i know how much they love this stuff and when it's right in our backyard i can't help but go! brooklyn is already talking about next year and i can't wait for kendall to be a little older to really get into it.
james and i stayed up way too late that night, even way after the byu game had ended, but he took the girls the next morning and let me sleep in. i needed it! it was a fun filled weekend that ended with a nice relaxing sunday. we're looking forward to james' birthday, a new baby cousin, and pirate day at krispie kreme all in the next week. fall is in full swing and we're loving it!