FTF: Tiny Town Carnival


There’s no carnival like a Tiny Town carnival! Our sensational nursing home (seriously, they’ve won awards) put on their second annual Tiny Town Carnival this week.  We enjoyed 1 1/2 hours of

Amtrak rides

Gourmet sugar-coated grease

Fake cheese and chips washed down with grape-colored icy corn syrup

And tons of games where the rules could all be broken and the prizes were plentiful.  I don’t know who enjoyed this FREE event more… my children or the residents!

Or maybe it was me.

Bridging the  (multi)generation gap with a fun-filled (FREE) community carnival is a Finer Thing in my book! What Finer Things are you celebrating this week?  Please link up and let us know!  Link to your post, not your homepage… and please leave a link back here so others can join in the fun.

1. Hannah @ Mulberry Spot
2. A Simple Walk (wild flowers from my kids)
3. Joy @ Five J’s (Poolside with the Kids)
4. It Feels Like Chaos
5. Lenetta @ Nettacow (Watermelon)
6. Better is Little (Mom’s space)
7. JenPen – Lemon Pie
8. Alea @ Premeditated Leftovers (Flowering Tea)
9. Mary Ann (newborn babies)
10. Tracey @ Girls to Grow (Daddies & Daughters)
11. Hoosier Homemade(5th Grade Graduation)
12. Peace and Quiet (?)
13. Sharon @ Good, True & Beautiful (the simple things)
14. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet (Watching Twins is Fun!)
15. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove (Surprise gifts to myself!)
16. Leila: Make Philly Cheesesteaks!
17. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace
18. Raise Them Up(A Little Rebellion))
19. Abbi @Proverbs 31 Living (cooking over a campfire)
20. Because I Must (going home)
21. Tara @ Feels like home (homemade ice cream)
22. Audra Laney

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  1. How awesome!!

  2. What a great day!

    My kids really enjoy the activities put on at my Grandmother’s nursing home. At the last one my kids had a blast swing dancing with as my daughter said,”people who really know how it is supposed to be done”.

  3. That is a fantastic idea! I know first-hand how much the different age groups benefits from each other. That is a GREAT Finer Thing:-)

  4. Looks like you all had a blast! Thanks for hosting!

  5. I don’t have a contribution this week but enjoyed reading yours. What fun and great pictures!

  6. Love the little train! And ooooh, funnel cakes!! 😀 Can’t get better than that! 😀

  7. Oh that looks like sooo much fun!! I can tell that your kids had a blast! 🙂

    Just wanted to let you know too that I have a couple of blog awards waiting for you over at my blog! Details here—-> http://glimpseofsonshine.blogspot.com/2009/06/awards-awards-oh-my.html

  8. I love those little fairs. My favorite memories are of my little ones’ joy at these simple pleasures!

    Thanks for hosting!

  9. What a great idea and a neat thing for a nursing home to do! I bet it is a highlight in everyone’s year!

  10. What a blast!! That is a great way to bring several generations together!! And, I can’t even imagine how much everyone enjoyed it!

  11. What a great idea for the nursing home to do that! And although they’re doing it FOR the kids…I’ll bet they’re more blessed. Children and laughter and fun can be so healing…what a great day!


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