Now I get to see the joy and excitement that my kids get from the fair. Emma doesn't quite get it yet, she just knows it's hot and she doesn't love that, but Aiden finally gets excited! We took the kids down Tuesday evening when the humidity finally went away for a little bit. Aiden was wound up as soon as he saw the rides from the car.
Our first stop was dinner...what?!?! Food of one of the big reasons to go to the fair! We decided on what else, chicken fingers and fries because we figured the kids would like those...the fries were a hit, but Aiden didn't like the "flavor" of the chicken.
|Emma enjoying dinner|
|Emma checking out the goats|
|The big, greedy goat!|
|Showing Aiden how to feed the goat|
|Feeding Mr. Goat a snack|
|Checking out the kangaroo|
Next we headed to see the cows and pigs. Aiden didn't seem to care too much about those, but Emma seemed to like them. After the animals we started to walk to the back of the fair to play on a tractor maze thing. We had to stop along the way to take a couple of pictures, of course!
Here they are playing back where the tractors are. Aiden loves to ride on the tractors for about 2 minutes and then would rather run around the circle on top of the hay!
|She was smacking the straw and thought it was funny when it stuck to her hand|
Next up was to look at the baby chicks! It is always packed at the baby chicks! Patrick squeezed his way up to get one for the kids to touch and look at. When he got one and brought it over to Emma, I looked back and Aiden had grabbed one out himself. Poor little chickie! I'm sure they're used to it being people pick them up all day, but it made me nervous! I don't know if Emma just had an attitude because she was hot or she was just unsure of the creature we put in her face, but she was not interested in the chick at all. She just turned her head away and buried it in her stroller. At least Aiden liked it! :-)
|Giving the chick a dirty look|
|What is that??|
|Aiden wants to hold it, Emma wants it gone!|
|Holding the chick!|
Aiden had been asking to ride the rides all evening so that's where we finally went. Goodness! Those things are ridiculous!! I would love to know how much money it brought in from the rides. We didn't get many pictures because it was starting to get dark and was super crowded so we were more concerned with making sure when knew where everyone was at all times! Aiden's favorite ride...a Super Mario Fun House! They've never had that there before and he is super obsessed with Mario so it was a perfect way to end our fair rides!
|She is over the stroller!|
Once we were done the rides it was time for ice cream before we headed home. We went to the best place back by the grandstand so we could hear a bit of the Ke$ha concert. She was singing "Blow" when we got back there and Emma was in her glory. She was dancing up a storm in her stroller and was even fist pumping on our way by. Hahaha That was definitely a move I never saw her do before!
And who can go to the fair without getting some sort of souvenir? Not Aiden. He saw a light saber that lit up blue so he had to have it! I couldn't leave Emma out so she got a little pink one. She had fun waving it around to everyone on our way out. I got some pictures of the kids playing with them in the car on the way home. Of course Emma couldn't sit still so her pictures are all crazy looking. I swear she was doing it on purpose because she was laughing the whole time!
|Aiden's cool light saber|
|Emma's waving her wand all around|
|She thought it was so funny that I was trying to get a picture of her|
|Aiden wants to wave his!|
|Fighting the bad guys|