Yesterday we went to the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts. Weather permitting, we like to go every year. This year, for the first time in a few years the weather was exceptional: mid 80’s and no wind (for those of you who don’t live in Oklahoma – “no wind” happens very seldom). The art is always fun to look at but what really draws me is the food (which of course does not lend a hand in my losing weight; but man, is it goooood – if you happen to go I would highly recommend the Strawberries Newport AND the Fried Peaches). Plus the fact that the Arts Council really makes the whole event very kid friendly, makes it a fun family outing; which is why we take Nana and Papa with us every year.They have tents set up for the kids to paint pottery and do other crafts. They have a large grassy area where they always set up PVC pipes in one shape or another (this year it was a dragon) and then they have scraps of fabric that the kids get to tie onto and between the pipes. The boys really love this part. They even have a tent where kids venture in by themselves (no adults allowed – I guess that’s so you don’t sway your child’s decision in which piece of art to choose) and pick out and buy their very own masterpiece to take home. Jack of course chose a piece of art from the regular vendors which cost more than anything that goes into a child’s room should. But Josh said, “That’s what he wanted” and Josh never tells that kid no; so here we are with a piece of art signed by the artist that will now hang on a four-year-old’s wall. Geesh!!