One my favorite parts about my kids getting bigger (and there aren’t many of those! STAY LITTLE!), is doing things with them that they get excited about. A few weeks ago, Kesler saw an ad for the Renaissance Festival here in Kansas City, and he could not stop talking about it. He is a little boy who is obsessed with knights, so when I told him that there is a place to go see real knights and real jousting and real armor, he was thrilled. I told him we would try and go for his birthday which happens to be this month. He patiently waited and this last weekend, we were able to take him. It was such a fun day for the entire family!
For those of you who don’t know, the Renaissance Festival is basically an event that transports you back into the medieval ages. There are rows of shops that sell everything from armor to dragons’ eggs to wooden swords and costumes. Our first stop was the armory, where we picked up a new wooden sword for each of the boys. My boys love to sword fight, and Knox was so happy to finally wield his own little weapon.
The very best part of the day was seeing the jousting. We only made it for tail end of the show, but the actors were literally on horses jousting, and then they sword fought to the “death.” It was well done and worth getting there earlier to see the whole thing.
We also stopped in at the petting zoo, saw plenty of street performers, and of course tried the food. Knox was happy with his own corn on the cob, and I was pretty amazed by the apple dumplings. And when I say amazed, I mean I ate two! While we ate, the kids played in the children’s area and got to make free magic wands. They even got to test them with a wizard!