Monday, September 15, 2008

The County Fair

It must be something in the air, or maybe the towns of everyone on my blog list synchronizes the event, but the county fair was in town here last week! We go every year, always have since I was a little girl when my Dad would take my brothers and I. There's just something so magical about the county fair, the sounds of the kids yelling on the rides, the flashing lights, and the sweet smell of cotton candy mixed with cow shit wafting through the air. And I love every part of it!

Brayden loves the fair, and particularly being able to see the animals and being able to feed the horses (mommy likes the goats!) And this year Gage was big enough to get in on the animal feeding action too. Because really, whats a fair without a little animal slobber and some hay?

My favorite part of the fair is easily the fresh squeezed lemonade. Now I have a serious and undying love for all things lemonade, but nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing compares to Carnie Lemonade. (Carnie food - any kind of food sold out of a transportable cart at festivals, fairs, and obviously carnivals) And but of course, wouldn't you know it, Gage swiped my lemonade-y goodness!

And when Brayden found this cow photo op inside of one of the barns, we knew we had to utilize it! And B, my little photographer even took my picture after I had taken him. Now this is totally one of those mommy secret weapon pictures that I intend to whip out in a few years and show off to all of his girlfriends!

And we capped the night off with lots and lots and lots of rides, about a zillion rounds of bumper cars and yells of "Weeee" and "Lets go on it again Mom" and "Ooooh my stomach..." All in all it was another amazing evening at the county fair. Until next year!


Christopher And Tia said...

I whole heartedly agree with you on the lemonade. Mmmm. That, and its the only thing at the fair that I can have, haha. BUT, still, it was my favorite part about the fair this year.

Great pictures!! Jealous that you got to go on the merry go round!

ElegantSnobbery said...

How fun! We just had the fair in town and my pictures look a bit similar! Two excited kids, lots of animals, and rides... and fair food is always the best. How nice that your kids are old enough to enjoy it all!

Anonymous said...

Awww...looks like you had lots of fun... Yay!!

Lesley of Banana Pants Clothes said...

Too fun!
The Tulsa state fair starts next week, and I can't wait!

casserole said...

Yep, lemonade from the fair is just about the best! And funnel cakes... mmmm... grease and sugar are so good for the tummy!