Milly’s had three straight days of more fun than usual.  On Monday she went trick-or-treating, Tuesday she went to see Yo Gabba Gabba and today she went to the Cape Fear Fair.  Last year when we went it was just me, Amanda, Milly and Karen, and Milly was too small to ride anything but the carousel.  This year we met most of our small group there (the Stufflebeams couldn’t make it this evening and David had to work) so Milly got to hang out with Jacob, Rosa and Noah.

On top of that she rode every ride she was big enough to ride, which I think is awesome.  It’s not a huge surprise given how she likes me to throw her around.  Well, there was one she missed out on, but there wasn’t any particular reason.  Jacob had just gotten off of it and we didn’t all want to wait for it to start up again.  I think Milly’s favorite rides were the giant slide and these trucks that go around in a circle.  They go up a ramp then hit a really bumpy part.  That one was my least favorite because it was so small that every time we went down the bumpy part I felt like I was going to hit my forehead against the frame of the truck.  Monique was in the car behind us with Rosa and Noah.  We were gesturing our complaints about the ride to each other.

The only thing Amanda went on was the Ferris Wheel at the end of the night.  She’s not big on anything that spins or violently jerks around.

The Johnsons left around 7:30; Jamie, Noah and Aaron left a little bit after them, so we finished making the circuit around the fair with the Hausers.  I didn’t get a chance to ride any of the big, crazy upside-down rides, but I had more than enough fun riding everything with Milly to make up for it.

Milly was a lot of fun overall today.  She was awake a little after 7:30, which is surprising given yesterday’s activities and lack of sleep.  When I went in there she was playing with her zoo and invited me to play, so we played upstairs in her room for a little while.  When we came downstairs we played with her dollhouse and with some of her cars.  It’s awesome to see her imagination budding.

We got home after 8:30 and Milly was in bed right around 9:00.  After that we settled down on the couch to watch last week’s and this week’s episodes of American Horror Story.  I also read up on Duke’s exhibition game versus Shaw.  The general consensus seems to be that Austin Rivers is pretty good, post scoring looked good, but free throws and defense are going to take some work.  Duke won, of course, 80-66.  The margin was wider before Coach K put in a few more freshmen to finish out the game.

Zach Dotsey