This weekend in downtown Lee's Summit there was an Oktoberfest celebration. Since Josh was there working a bit of overtime, I decided to take the girls to check it all out. The were in awe of the different rides and watched them spin, flip and twist all around. We watched a weenier dog costume contest and they were clapping with the rest of the crowd. They had big smiles on their faces seeing each dog dressed as a banana, chicken, cheerleader, and handyman (they were pretty cute for weenier dogs). Both girls enjoyed watching the little girls perform their dance routine to "Twinkle Twinkle," and seeing all of the people in the crowd walking around.
All of a sudden out of no where a flip switched and they were both incredibly grumpy. The were not happy with the balloons they were given or stickers from the D.A.R.E. table. They did not want a drink of water and they did not want to walk and be free from the stroller. They were not happy!
My friend Kylie came with us and was a huge lifesaver with two grumpy girls. We walked to go grab some lunch in hopes that getting out of the crowd and what little sun there was would help, along with some food. They were happier when they were out of the stroller and able to walk around the restaurant, but Claire's happiness was short lived. She had no interest in eating any of her lunch, however, Lillian chowed down. We rushed through lunch and I only ate half of my food because these girls needed to get home.
The rest of the day went pretty much the same way. Claire refused to nap and Lillian only slept for about an hour, a far cry from their usual 2.5 hour nap. Claire did not want to eat anything at dinner, but again, Lillian chowed down. Claire was finally happy again when we went over to Aunt Maggie's and she was able to explore and chase the cats around.
Once we got home they both fought going to sleep, but eventually Lillian gave in. Claire woke up multiple times throughout the night and they both woke up hours earlier then usual this morning.
It has been a very strange weekend in our house. I am hoping tomorrow brings bigger smiles and more sleeping. I have a feeling though that they are both working on their molars, so we will have to wait and see.