Wednesday we traveled back up to the translation office where we camped out the rest of the week. The other workers had opened up the booth at 11am Wed. morning. Â I provided support from the office during the day and most evenings when Cal I arrived I went in to help at the booth.
Camping at the office had itâ€™s challenges. Mostly the “no, you may not touch” variety. Â (Why oh why are paper clips and staplers so much more interesting than toys?!?) But the boys responded wellÂ and it got easier. Â Kinsley even participated! Â One day when I was moving things he found a vacuum “my size!” Â He did quite a bit!!! Of course Rio had to try too!
Friday my mom and my niece came to see the fair. Â Our friend Juanita came with her to play with the boys so I could work a little extra. Â We also took the kids to the cultural activities. Â “Shawi” is a raccoon who speaks Choctaw. (Shawi is Choctaw for raccoon.)
They had animal balloons! Hereâ€™s Rioâ€™s Â â€™ofiâ€™ (doggie)
Kinlsey with his â€™kiÌ±taâ€™ (beaver).
Saturday Cal did some more office tasks. Â Such as hanging items on the wall:
We worked hard. Time to let the kids play hard too! While I was at the booth Friday and Saturday evenings Cal took the boys to the rides:
And Saturday evening they got to stay up late!! Last evening of the fair. Â Time to pack the booth into the pick-up truck and head back to the office. Â Kinsley and I rode on the back!
Hereâ€™s my favorite fair picture. Â Choctaw cultural activity for kids. Â Traditional rabbit hunting with a rabbit stick. The kids get to throw a real rabbit stick at felt rabbits. Â Our friend Jason ran the activity. Â Rioâ€™s turn!