Are you tired of seeing photos of Penny and Lulu on rides? I tell you, we have gone on some rides this summer. From Enchanted Forest, to Drayton Manor in England, to the county fair, to Oaks Park this past weekend, my kids are so used to rides that they are even patient waiting for the rides, which I highly appreciate. This amusement park visit was very sweet in that it was sponsored by Mr. Jones' work. We not only got to ride the rides for four hours straight, but saw lots of friends on the midway!
When I look back at last year's photos from our day at Oaks Park, and I see the girls riding the same rides, it makes me really wistful. It makes me think about these old rides, and how many children grow up on them, and how they wait in the rain all winter to make the kids happy. There's the stage, where Penny and Lulu pretended to put on their own show, with friends they had just met behind the plastic curtain. I hope they hold on to the memory of places like this for a very long time. I know I will. There was 2014 and 2013 here, too.
PS. I made their dresses. The pattern is vintage Simplicity 5241 from 1963, which I just happened to have in size 2 and 5, from a large stash I scored at the goodwill, years and years ago. It was a fussy pattern, but I like the result, especially in seersucker.