After “Green” Day at school yesterday, we headed to the fair!
Sidenote: I was completely overwhelmed at the amount of generous friends who offered us their free tickets! Thank you SOOOO much. It costs us a small fortune to do anything fun like this and we appreciate you SO much!
Big Tex and the kiddos: Savannah, Drew, Ben and Ethan
Ummm…while I’m writing this post, Big Tex just caught on fire this morning!!! HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Awww….poor Tex! He’s been around since 1952. Lots of history behind the world's tallest cowboy. RIP, good buddy!
K, back to the original post…
Yep, we all meet the height requirements again! (A, S, B, E)
Eagerly anticipating their first ride of the day (Dad counting out the number of tickets for ONE ride x 4…having heart palpitations)
ONE RIDE = 10 tickets = $5 x 4 = $20 per ride for the quads
But seriously…look at these smiles! Worth every penny! (E, S, A, B)
SO proud. I LOOOOOVE roller coasters. Makes my heart happy to see my kids enjoying them too!
Andrew and Sav, flying like superman!
Ethan and Ben
Time for a Fletcher’s Corny Dog (A, S, B, E)
The fellas enjoyed checking out some super cool old Chevy’s
And, of course they spotted a vintage locomotive! (B, A, E)
Spent a good 15 minutes just staring at it…
Ahhh, the Fried Autumn Pie (pumpkin, chocolate, cinnamon, sweet cream)…SO good! Don’t worry, I was nice and shared
(Sav, me, E, B, A)
Drew, Ethan, and Ben checking out the baby chicks
In the 2.5 seconds it took to take this picture, we lost Savannah for 20 seconds. It happens THAT quickly. UGH. (She was right around the corner, just couldn’t see her)
Time to feed the animals! DONKEYS! (Drew)
Ben and Andrew
Miss Priss~ hilarious b/c she was concentrating on feeding the animals, abruptly stopped for the picture, flashed us her cheesiest smile, and then immediately dropped the smile and turned back around to feed the animals. (A lady standing close by was cracking up at our little *DIVA*). She’s definitely perfecting her “pose”.
Benny and the donkey
Ostriches are crazy looking birds! Ben gets bit in 5, 4, 3…
Sorry folks, I couldn’t NOT take this picture…tee hee
Loved the animals! (E & S)
Yep kids… Mama has a picture of her pregnant self in the hospital bed that looks painfully similar to old Boris the pig.
LOL! (I still had 5 more weeks to go!)
More rides! Weeeeee (E, S, A, B)
I loved the 4 little beetle bots on the top of this ride…reminded me of my little bugs (B, S, E, A)
Drew in back, Ben, and Ethan in front
Ethan having a blast! Love it.
Bumper Cars! Sav behind the wheel---watch out, world.
Ethan, my safe driver
Melt. Me. SOOOOOO happy. I really do turn into a little kid again when I watch my babies having fun at the fair. (B, S, E, and Drew in the back)
Andrew, milking a random cow on our way out of the gates (lol, this kid…)
Okay… so, I may or may not have promised Sav her absolute favorite treat in the whole wide world~ cotton candy. I whispered to Dad as we were walking out… Dad was hoping she would forget… but NOPE! So, we stopped in our tracks (in front of the dairy tent) and Dad went back into the fair to buy some CC. Hey, a promise is a promise, right? lol.
Glad we stopped, because we were able to enjoy the parade of lights!
What a GREAT night had by all!!!!
Our favorite parts of the 2012 fair:
Ben – the bumper cars
Andrew – Big Tex
Ethan – the bumper cars
Sav – the mouse roller coaster
Suz – the fried Autumn Pie
Joe – the old Chevy trucks
Thanks again to Jan and Steph for the tickets! (and to everyone else who graciously offered us their tickets). YOU ROCK!