Jason and I took the kids to the APPLE FESTIVAL over the weekend here in Johnston. Its a wonderful event at the Johnston Memorial Park that the town Chamber of Commerce sponsors every September. Its an event where local artists and crafters can get together to sell their items. I was hoping to participate this year but due to lack of time and money, I wasn't able to enter. Next Year though for sure!
Anyways, as we were walking around we noticed that the Johnston Insider. The local paper here in our town was hosting a raffle. All the items were wonderful but one in particular caught our eye. A handcrafted wooden Dragon to be exact. Those of you who know Emma, know that she is head over heals in love with anything related too DRAGONS, so it wasn't a shock to us when she asked us to buy it. How could we resist not entering? For $5 dollars we scored 6 tickets. The odds looked good as it was already the end of the first day and there were only about 5 tickets in the cup. So to put the odds in our favor we purchased 6 more tickets. Total cost $10 bucks. Plus we really love the Insider and they have done some wonderful things for myself and our girl scout troop so I was happy to help!!
This afternoon they called to let us know that we HAD WON!!! Yup. We are now the proud owners of this beautiful handcrafted dragon. I am so excited and Emma-James in as happy as you can imagine. Our original goal was to wait for her to get it for Christmas, but honestly, who could wait 3 months for that!! One of the ladies who was at the fair came to our house personally to drop it off. She even took a few pictures of Emma holding her new "pet" and a group shot of the kiddos. Here are a few snapshots I took myself after she left. Oh, and before I forget. We also scored a $25 dollar gift card to a local consignment shop that sells these handcrafted toys. So we made out pretty good!!
Emma-James and her new "pet" Dragon Cutie Pie
The Gang with the Dragon. Emma is looking less then enthused because Oliver was touching her Dragon and she wasn't having it