Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Bug Fair

Penn State holds a number of interesting events and things, one of which is an annual Bug Fair.  Oh yeah, the family with a whole cabinet full of tarantulas is all kinds of all over that one!  We'd heard about it last year after the fact so we definitely didn't want to miss it this time.

But it turns out, I like gave birth nine days before the event and strangely enough I wasn't up for leaving the house when the time came so Grant took Kendra for a little Daddy-Daughter Date.

They gave her a little green cricket toy when she walked in the door...

...and she proved that she has gotten to the point where her memory is quite acute.  The whereabouts of that plastic bug are still a top priority to her every now and again.  I'm pretty sure we're stuck with it until the end of time.

And is it just us, or is this guy totally blowing off and ignoring our kid who wants to hold the roach, too?  Are we just being overly sensitive parents?

Luckily, other presenters there were more mindful and accommodating.

She got to see and touch lots of interesting things...

She had a ball.  Apparently, it was crazy packed when they went, but they still got a good look around.  There are also a number of free bug delicacies served, I have a friend who tried the chocolate covered crickets, but by the time Grant saw that they were kinda spent and the lines were pretty long anyway.

I'm just going to give you a moment to let that one sink in--the line was too long to wait to eat bugs.

They did have a chance to hit the craft table, though, where she made a beeeeeautiful piece of art.

And the fun for her didn't end there--it was the evening of that we brought the slugs in to show her.

She has asked to go back to the Bug Fair several times since, so we'll definitely be putting that one on our calendar!

As much fun as it is to blog our lives, that last picture way bums me out a bit because those pants she's wearing that are sagging?  They're ridiculous highwaters on her now--she is growing up SO FAST!!

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Ha ha! The line was too long to eat bugs? Ew. Ew. Ew.