I am grateful that:
I am here.
I have 4 wonderful children and get to spend my days with them.
I have a loving husband who works hard for our family.
I have family and friends I know I can count on.
Hoping that this year I can slow down even more and take it all in even better.
What a surprise to find that Mickey and Minnie were there as well. Harkin is fascinated with these characters. We have a plethora of them at our house ("the friends" as they are called) so he was in awe that they were actually here. He just followed them around wanting to keep hugging and chatting them up. Mickey even went on a hayride with us. Harkin kept asking my why Goofy or Pluto hadn't come. I didn't have the answer.
I was just about ready to go, buying some stuff from the stand when he comes running over to me in such excitement. Goofy had made it! And being Goofy he was dressed like Santa. So silly. We stayed another half hour following Goofy around and getting more hugs and pictures.
Issabelle loved Minnie, Daisy and Donald right away but it took her the whole time we were there before she would finally go over to Mickey. And Goofy, well forget about that. She was having nothing to do with him.
They did manage to break away for a few minutes and get their faces and arms painted, which was fun. It was such a silly little hour of our weekend.