The kids have been sick most of the week, taking turns having fevers and sore throats. That means we were cooped up in the house for 4 days straight!! By Friday, everyone was finally feeling better all at the same time, so we had a family outing to a nearby suburb's city carnival. Sophie rode a few rides and even started to participate in a hula-hoop contest. She bowed out, however, stating that the (miniature, kid-sized) hula-hoop was too big. So then we all just enjoyed the music for a while before heading home.