Oktoberfest 2019

 This past weekend was Oktoberfest in downtown McKinney and while we’ve never been to Germany and don’t like beer, we are HERE for a festival!  Give us a carnival ride, midway games, and a funnel cake and we’re all in! 

My top is from Amazon.  I think it runs true to size.

First up we stopped over at the Weenie Dog Race Stand.  There were zero dogs in sight so we improvised.  🙂  Can you spot Ebby Lee and Bowen racing?


The faces of four kiddos excited about Oktoberfest!

Bowen volunteered as the tribute to ride the rocket ship with Britty.  We didn’t realize there wasn’t a way to control if your ship went up high in the air or stayed low to the ground until they were already on ready to go.  Thankfully, it didn’t matter-Britty didn’t mind the height one bit!

Love this girly of mine so much!

The fun house is always a good time!  However, my kids tend to RACE through fun houses.  I might have been shouting, “Enjoy it!  Take your time!”, right as this picture was taken.

We played all the games.

On the bumper cars, Ebby Lee drew the short straw and her car would not move.  She basically sit still in a braced position and was an easy target for those two brothers.

Look who we bumped into after that…ASHBY SHULL!  {And family but I didn’t get a picture with all of them.  Don’t worry she wasn’t Oktoberfesting alone.}

The four big kids took off to ride The Orbiter.  Shay, Andrew, and I were certain one of them was gonna get off sick but they were AWESOME!  And oh, so proud of themselves.  This ride was pretty fast!

We decided a food break was in order for the Slaughter crew.  We had popsicles, corndogs, lemonade, and spatzle.  It happened to be a rather warm fall day here in McKinney, Texas, so the popsicles were definitely a hit!

See what I mean?

We made our way back over to the rides for just a couple more before it was time to leave.  Ebby Lee and Nixon put on their brave pants to ride this one.

We could see and hear Ebby Lee SCREAMING the entire time.  Britt thought this was hilarious!  She’d throw her head back and laugh and laugh.

I’ve said it before but here I go again…it’s events like these that make our big town feel so small.  Walking through Oktoberfest, we bumped into friends from school, teachers from school, friends from church, friends from the baseball team, and on and on.  I love that our town hosts events like this.  It is such a fun time!

Happy Monday, Everyone!

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  1. 9.30.19
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Other than the crazy heat, it was SUCH a fun Oktoberfest!!!!!

  2. 9.30.19
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    We've never been. I don't love a ride, but my gosh do I love a funnel cake. Cute pics!

  3. 9.30.19
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    What a fun Oktoberfesting weekend. So glad you all had a great time!

  4. 9.30.19
    Kimberly said:

    That picture of Ebby Lee and Britt feeding each other popsicles! 😍😭 So sweet!