Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bikes, Blues & BBQ.

My boys, like most boys, are motorcycle fanatics. Especially my Connor. He can spot a motorcycle from a mile away. Last year we brought the boys to the local bike festival, Bikes Blues and BBQ, and figured we'd start making a tradition out of it with them. So we packed up last night and headed down to Dickson Street.

Connor and Brayden were SO excited about it. I had told Brayden earlier in the day we would go when Drew got home from work. Several times throughout the afternoon B would come up to me and dramatically say "WHY is it taking Dad SOOO long to get home?!?!" haha.
This is about the best I can get at getting them to both look at the camera at the same time. It made me so sad when I looked at last year's trip to BBB and realized how much they have grown :(
As we neared Dickson Street Brayden said "look at that huge cup up there!" Drew and I both laughed. Then Brayden continued "hey mom! When I am 5, I can drink out of a cup just like that!" haha!
No idea why he does that with his teeth when he smiles
At one point we just set up so the boys could watch the motorcycles go up and down Dickson. They were both mesmerized.
pretty sure he would have sat there all night
this picture makes me want to jump up and down. There is a photography technique called 'panning'. It involves focusing on a moving object and taking pictures with your camera moving with the object. I've tried it several times before and failed. Last night I took this picture completely unintentionally and it turned out pretty good for not trying. Especially considering it's a handheld shot with the shutter speed down to 1/50s.
not gonna lie. This freaked me out a bit (it's the storefront of a local business that makes custom bath stuff)
we've officially hit the age where Brayden understands food vendors. So we got a lot of "can I have that" while we were there. Thankfully funnel cakes are mommy's favorite, so we stuck with tradition and shared a giant funnel cake as a family.
waiting with me for our funnel cake. This particular vendor had all kinds of different flavors. We wisely picked out chocolate :)
look how ginormous that thing was! We all ate a ton of it and still had to throw some away because it was just too much! Also, please notice Connor's shorts are soaking wet. He found a puddle and decided to play in it. Oh the joys of parenting boys!

I love making memories with my kids like this... we spent $6 on the funnel cake and that was it, and the boys LOVED every second of it. I asked Brayden what his favorite part was and he thought for a second, then replied "the motorcycles were loud. And the chocolate." He's my son, that's for sure!

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