Monday, September 01, 2008

The State Fair

I'm pretty sure the last time we were at the State Fair, we had both of the little boys and Michele was pregnant with Nati. That would make it eight years ago..... it's been a while.

We spent a "cool seventy bucks" there yesterday - nearly half in admission costs, money for exactly three rides for each of the kids, and the rest was contributed to two Elephant Ears (that were AWFUL!) and two bags of cotton candy. That is why it took us eight years to return.....

Overall, it was a good time. We watched Mallard duck races, dogs leaping into a pond for frisbees, drill teams on horses, and little kids riding sheep. We pet baby wallabies, llamas, donkeys, and lots of goats. We got a little wet with the rain, and got a lot lost. And, we enjoyed ourselves immensely goofing off with the Whites.

This is the baby wallaby - I'm such a sucker for baby animals....

That llama's hair is almost as shaggy as Brayden's.....

Let's not talk about just how much money was spent for the "fun to start here".....

Brayden was a super sport as a big brother on the rides - they both loved this one-


The rainbow was significant here as we were all tired, hungry, and grumpy at this point and ready to leave. The kids had just enough "points" left to go on one more ride and I was determined not to waste the money. Brayden chose this ride, but I had a gut feeling that it might be a bad choice for Mikayla as she had not enjoyed the ride like it when we were in Tahoe last summer.

Sure enough, this picture barely catches the terror in her face - they ended up stopping the ride as she was so scared. Fortunately, "Twirl a Whirl" didn't turn into a "Twirl a Hurl" - she was scared by not ready to throw up. Once she got off, we all made up - and headed to Applebees for a stationary booth and real food.....

2 comments:

Growin' with it! said...

i love those swings!! love em. but never fork out the moola to get in and ride them. you are a brave family. ridiculous isn't it? but a memory made in the end.

oh and poor mikayla...i'd be sick on that one too. what a great way to spend some of these last precious days left!

JustMe said...

Isabel went to the Lane Co. Fair pumped for her first roller coaster ride...after she and her brother rounded the first curve I could see her mouth wide open in a scream of terror (I couldn't hear anything because the ride was so noisy!). I let her stay on it since I knew it would only go around a few times. Her brother was mortified with embarrassment.

After that she went to her old favorite the carousel and got happy again! And Tyler eventually forgave her.