Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Day at the Fair...

We took our annual first of the year field trip to the County Fair on Monday where we met my sister and her son and made the rounds of the crafts, quilting, crocheting, doll collections, mini town models made of toothpicks, the cake decorating, various collections and, of course, the animals. Surprisingly, there just didn't seem to be as much on display this year as in years past... not sure why...

All the same, we all had a blast, walking around, munching on our picnic lunch and snacks and visiting with familiar faces from years past... Here are a few pics of our day...


My girls are greeted by the cowboys at the front gate. As you can see, the baby was VERY excited to be so close to the horsey!




We stopped for some snacks in between exhibits...




The County Fair has what they call "School Fair Days" where school kids get in for free during the morning hours to visit the exhibits, the animals and some of the shows they have, like pig racing, clown acts, magic acts, hands-on science exhibits, petting zoo, etc... the carnival area with the rides is closed until later in the afternoon. So, tradition with our kids is, they like to sit on the foot-vibrating chairs and pop in a quarter.... They crack up EVERY time... we tell them "That's 'the ride'..." lol... that's okay, though, because the carnival area and those rides make me nervous, anyway... The baby wouldn't get on a chair until it stopped moving... lol...

Some other local homeschooling friends were showing their animals. This guy was holding what he called a "mini-rex" bunny. He was SO cute! And velvety soft! Quite content to sit and let the kids pet him...

This was a BEAUTIFUL pheasant that was being shown. The only one I saw, actually. You can see the beautiful color and my son couldn't help but take it's picture as it posed...

My nephew was amused at holding his finger out at this fine looking turkey, that would have liked nothing better than to grab it in his beak! If he could JUST get a little bit closer! lol...

This is the older brother of our homeschooling friends that had the mini rex bunny. My younger son enjoyed the chickens, as we all did...


This little girl was so cute! Didn't know her, but she had my sister help her get this chicken of hers out of the cage so she could show it to us. Yup. It's a chicken! Look again! It has a red head that blends right in with her shirt! At first glance it may look like she's holding a little black dog... Anyway! As you can see, my younger son is standing right next to her, anxious to hear about this cool looking chicken! After she put it back in it's cage he volunteered to help her go around and check on and feed all of her 4 chickens that she was showing. He was in "heaven"! lol!

A fun time had by all! The wheels are already turning in my young ones heads with plans for next year's fair and what they want to enter and/or show... From art work to chickens to bunnies... it's a tough choice! Good thing we have a year! ; )

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

I love my sophie pofie...did grandma tell you she said backpack the other day?? out of nowhere! we were sitting on the couch talking and she started singing along with the backpack song on dora! i couldnt believe it. one of these days shell just start talking in full sentences out of nowhere. and i miss the other kids too! tyler and helaina successfully cleaned all the spare change off the floor of my car, heehee, helaina told me shes saving up for a game. anyways, i love you and i think about you and pray for you all the time. and i look forward to meeting sammy! i'll be home the last weekend in october, so i reccomend a halloween baby ;-)