Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Fair

This is the first year we went to the fair on two different days. Thursday we did rides and visited buildings; Sunday we saw the demolition derby. Double the fun!

Greg shamelessly ordered his favorite cube of fatty fries not once, not twice, but four times! Of course, he needed help eating them! (We thought so, anyway!)

Farrah’s Choice was the deep fried Twinkie, which she only bought twice. Then again, she didn’t share much.

Kylen's choice, you ask? He liked nearly everything, although he was leaning toward the vanilla and strawberry swirl ice cream cone by the end.

This one has been a favorite of Kylen’s in the past. For some reason it was more intense this time around as you can see by his expression!

The mirrors are always great! Isn't this picture hilarious??

Before we left home our first day, Kylen was sure that we were going to run into his beloved Uncle Ryan. It has happened previous years, and he just knew it would happen again. I tried to lower his expectations lest he be disappointed. I mean, what are the chances of us picking the same day when the fair runs for ten? Ah, the faith of a child! Sure enough, we saw Ryan and my cousin Ted at the rides. (Incidentally, we seem to run into Ted's family every year there, too!) Kylen would have gladly taken him over for the day, but since he was doing stuff with Ted, I let them do just a few together before the two young men went on their merry way.

My boys would be bored silly if I dawdled, but we managed to breeze through my favorites: photography, art, vegetables, quilts, and a few animals. Yes, we got to see the baby piglets, gigantic pumpkins and bee hives! Greg and Kylen spent a fair amount of time at the Super Science Company working on mind puzzles.

The flowers are always a must, but we were a little shaken by this insect. It looks like a bee but not the ones we’ve seen outside the house! I wonder what kind it is?

I was impressed by this lady’s scratchboard art, which was very detailed. There were some neat 3-D paintings and several entries by a gentleman who creates objects out of toothpicks. I wish we hadn’t forgotten the camera that day. His work was amazing! Life sized weapons, a ship, even a miniature house with details right down to pots with removable lids! Each object completely crafted from thousands of toothpicks, many of which had been painstakingly dyed to add color.

Deborah’s Jump Rope Academy did some astounding things! One boy was a state champion and quite the performer. He spent most of his time low on the floor switching effortlessly between spinning, crouching, push-ups and flips all while jumping rope! You can see him sitting in the back while the boy in front does tricks.

I always like to see Mutton Bustin’ if we get the chance. Children ride sheep like bucking broncos! My two brothers won back when they were just little tikes around 6 and 7. Here’s one kid just beginning his wild ride.

Kylen wanted to see the Great American Duck Races. It was kinda cute, but probably not something I’d do again. Unless Kylen is brave enough to be one of the volunteers next time!

Greg has an obsession with night shots. This picture taken as we were leaving isn't a bad way to end a great day!


Greg said...

I wonder we can sell life-size posters of the one of you in the funhouse mirror! ROTFLOL!!!

Unknown said...

It looks like you had such a fun time!! We missed the fair this year with moving - so hopefully next year! Love the photos! I am so sorry I haven't been around to comment lately. Things are finally calming down here and we are getting settled finally! Hope you are well and doing great!

Shawnee said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun! I love the fair. I also love fair food. :) When I met Jason our first date was at the fair and I learned what a lime fizz was. I was hooked. :) Thanks for sharing your adventure with us.

Anonymous said...

These are great pictures and you write so well! Thanks for sharing. Your page looks so colorful and fun.

Anonymous said...

That looks like so much fun. I wish we had a fair somewhere near our house. The Ga. state fair is four hours away so we never get to go!

Marsha said...

Aren't fairs fun??? We went to our's last weekend. I wish we had a demo derby at our's. But our fair is very small. You can do the whole thing in about 4-5 hours.