Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The County Fair

Mama Bear posted here about their trip to the county fair. We also have been this week, and the boys loved it. Ok, ok, Mommy loved it too. In fact, I hope to one day have my boys in 4-H so they can enjoy learning new things and have the responsibility that comes with it.

Of all the things we saw and did at the fair, both boys enjoyed hanging out in the horse barn and catching kitties the most. This little one Snug is holding is the only one he was able to catch without help. It must have been sick because NONE of the other kittens or cats were crazy enough to let him pick them up. His cat catching finesse really needs some...tweeking.
Sorry about the pictures being blurry, my camera ran out of card space so a few of these are with my phone. This kitten is trying to get away, because when Baby J loves on a kitty, he squishes the life right out of it!

I went in to the fair prepared to let Snug pick ONE ride if he even brought it up. I knew it was really expensive. One of the guys #1 works was so nice and gave Snug a ride band for free. His kids are involved with 4H and he is on the fair board. Snug go to ride...

...and ride...
...and ride. He LOVED everything he went on. Nothing was too high or too fast. Many of the rides he was too short to do, and he was really disappointed. I think I have my amusement park boy :o)

Even though the rides were lots of fun, I think Snug enjoyed the animals the most. We discussed the ones you can pet (pigs, cows, horses, sheep, goats) and the ones you cannot pet unless a 4H kid was present to assist (turkeys, chickens, rabbits). I didn't want a hand to be bitten and the love of all things that breathe to be extinguished.

Here is Baby J petting a meat rabbit. Yep, it is gonna be stew. We know this boy, and Snug strutted around like he was big stuff to know him. Baby J also loves the animals and spent a good deal of the day kicking, squealing, and clapping his hands. I think in the picture he is squishing loving very hard on this rabbit's poor head.

"Dis is a BIG pig mommy BIG like me!" (I didn't mention it, but he eats like Snug too. That boy is going to need a bib till he is in college).
LOVING the fair.

Tasting some fair food. We bought "lunch" at the fair, although I don't think that fried potatoes, a gyro, and fried green tomatoes count as "lunch".
We bought those three things and split them between the four of us. I also brought along raisins and water for everyone. MAN fair food is expensive!
We plan on heading out that way again tonight as we have free passes to see another of #1's Buddies race his horse.


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All Things Family said...

cute fair pics...looks like fun!