Every year we go to the fair. This tradition started when I was very young. My sisters and I used to go to the fair with my dad. As I grew up and started my own family, I started to take them to the fair. This has been a very fun tradition. It is great as I get older to see how the fair really operates and the number of characters that you really see there.
This year, my dad and brothers came with us. It was so nice to have them come along with us. It is nice for me to be able to relax a little bit and let someone else help me wrangle the kiddos.
As far as interesting characters are concerned, we started off the festivities by being some of the interesting characters. My cute brother helped me get Toad ready to go. He inadvertently grabbed two shoes that look identical, but are really completely different in sizes (last year I got matching shoes for the boys.) So, Toad had to spend the evening wandering around the fair in a fair of shoes where the toes were completely hanging out on one of them.
The fun continues on with the infamous face cut out boards. You know the ones where parents make their kids shove their little heads through them and take one of those pictures that will last a lifetime.
And then the obnoxious older sister makes her little brothers do the same pose with her so that she can post it on facebook and embarrass the pants off of them. Well, they ended up doing it, so it is getting posted.
The boys ogled over the marshmallow guns. They would be a temptation to buy, if we didn’t already have at least a dozen. I don’t know how we have acquired so many, but they keep appearing all over my house. Some time this has to stop.
At the fair you see all sorts of interesting animals. I was impressed that Bear knew right off that this was an emu. He is quite the quick little cookie. They were having a naming contest for the bird. He wanted to name it Twiggy.
I think that Nena and the bird are starting to sport the same haircut.
Every so often an opportunity presents itself where parents can snap the perfect picture to embarrass their child as part of their wedding photography montage. Yep, this one is going in.
Uncle Dayn was so nice to hang out with Toad. Toad was getting tired. He still needs a nap during the day, but I can’t seem to convince him of that.
Uncle Dusting found communicating with the trout to be an enjoyable event.
Oh, the animals. Those wonderful, stinky animals that my kiddos couldn’t get nearly enough of. They were fantastic.
Ok, these were cool. I wish that we could find a way to invest in them and just let the kids run wild in them. Would that be the best.
Cotton candy as big as you are. Thanks Grandpa for sugaring them up as much as possible. It really helps to keep them calm and tranquil. They love it though.
It seemed like every vendor was selling the same thing this year. It was booth after booth of tie dye dresses, funky t-shirts, Peruvian music and Chinese toys. I loved this T-shirt though. It made me think of a few people that I know.
Uncle Dustin is still single. So, I am adding to his album of embarrassing pictures for his eventual wedding montage. Although he insists that he is not going to ever have a montage, he will. Oh yes, he will.
Then, Uncle Dayn is just the nerd of the age ( I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE that kid and don’t know what I would do without him.) He wore it just for fun.
Toad, the eternal Grandpa’s boy. Grandpa gets his affection in interesting ways doesn’t he.
This was kind of cool. This magician was very rough around the edges, but we stayed to watch the entire show. My dad was laughing so hard at every single thing the guy said. The magician and my dad have the exact same sense of humor. Oh, and did I mention that my dad’s dream job would be to write jokes for the inside of the Laffy Taffy wrappers. I am not kidding either.
Bear was entranced with the nail bed. I think that we may just have to get him one for Christmas. Oh goodness, could you imagine that?????
They had something similar to sea world there. They had performing seals that the kids got a major kick out of. Someday we will have to take them back to Sea World.
Because Grandpa got the boys a balloon sword, he felt bad and bought Nena a little furry mouse. She loved it. It now occupies a very special spot on her dresser.
The leather company had a great thing going on for the kids. They had a little booth where the kids could make their own leather necklace. What a thrill for Toad. He got to pound with a hammer to his little heart’s content.
Oh yes, he will be a pirate. And, you have to admit that Orlando Bloom is rather a hotty as well.
This concludes our evening at the fair. Thanks for reading!