We went with Melanie and her kids to the Riverton Carnival a few weeks ago. It was $1 ride night, so a super cheap night of fun for us cheapskates. We gave a bunch of tickets to the older kids and let them go off on their own and then took our little ones on the kiddie rides. They really enjoyed themselves.
And then I waited with the little ones while Melanie took Eli and Ava on the Ferris Wheel. Man, those things take a long time, with the loading and unloading. But they all seemed to enjoy themselves and while we were waiting, we ate cotton candy and drank some sugary drinks.
Just living it up in the summer time!