Monday, May 9, 2011

Kid Central Festival

One thing I hear myself say a lot is:  "We didn't really intend to stay in Maine for this long, but it's such a great place to raise kids."  Case in point:

Saturday was a new event in downtown Bangor, the Kid Central Festival, where each downtown shop offered an activity for kids.  We started with shopping at the kids' book store, and free comic books at the comic book store, and then...

Giacommo's for cannoli making.

We hung in the park for a while, and the big kids climbed trees.
Brady, Ella, Skyler.

My beautiful friends Ange and Suzanne, and Ange's brand new baby Beckett tucked in there.

We went to the tattoo shop for face painting and waited for a loooooong time.  The guys that work there said they thought that parents wouldn't let their kids in the tattoo shop, so they expected only a few customers.  Instead, the line was out the door for the whole day.  We were not afraid of the tattoo shop.

The kids were actually incredibly cool.  See?
And it was worth the wait.

This guy was incredible.  Patient, sweet, and talented.
Reed asked for a super hero on his (grubby little) hand.  Done.
My favorite photo of the day:  Reed taking a break from the action to check out his comic books.

We ended the day with chocolate ice cream cones with rainbow sprinkles.  And iced coffee.  It was a good, good day.


Lisa said...

Love it, love it, love it! What a cool face painting Skyler got. And that picture of Reed is fantastic! <3

moondogfarm said...

I wish I had known about this! I'll have to find out if its happening again... looks like a great time!

Carly said...

What a cool event. We just tried Giacomo's for the first time the other day. Somehow I missed out on the canolis...

Anne-Marie said...

Love the faces. :) I feel like a mean mom for refusing to wait in the long line. Rachel was all ready for the tattoo shop ("I'll tell them not to use the PERMANENT ink")