We went to the Fall Festival this year, but got there a bit later than planned.
Right when we got there we saw a dance exhibition from Mexico - which was fun (and just try to keep Simone away from dance). Then we ran into some friends, which was also very fun. The downside was we didn't get time to actually view the art. On our way back to the Burley (we did walk there and back which was lovely) we did a quick scan of about 1/10th of the booths - a number of which were new (to us) artists.
Maybe next year we'll make a little more time.
While hanging out, Simone and her friends were climbing trees. I was very proud that Simone climbed up and down all on her own. One of her friends quickly got into the "I'm stuck, I can't get down" mode where she didn't want to climb on her own any more. Simone got a little of that - especially when she made a decision to climb into a really awkward position. With a little coaching and encouragement, she got herself turned around and made it down to the ground safe and sound. I was very proud that she stuck to it and did all her own climbing.
On the way home we found a tree that was shedding conkers - they are so pretty when they're bursting out of their cover.