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August 20, 2005

The County Fair

Each year I look forward to an evening at the county fair. Not so for Jeremy - too hot, too dusty, too sticky. Still I convinced him to go with us, and he was a good sport once we arrived.

Over the last few years I have developed a plan for conquering the fair. First, before anyone is too tired to walk, we look at the animals. Emma and I are always pleased when we get to see baby animals. We saw piglets, chicks, lambs and kids (of the baby goat varitey : )

Emma really wanted to pose in the above farmer and wife cut outs. She put her head in place, looked over at the farmer and said, "Hey where's my boy? Oh Harrison, come be my boy!"

After the animals comes dinner - hamburgers, sausages, corn on th cob, deep fried onion, burrito, and lemonade. Then, while the grease settles, we go to the Pioneer Village to check out the blacksmith, broom makers, and Indian artifacts. Next, we saunter to the rides, passing by the flowers and vegetables. By the time we get to the rides, the sun is setting, it's starting to cool down, and the lights are glowing

I could tell Harrison was pretty nervous about the rides, despite the fact that he kept repeating, "I'm not scared." We worked up from the cars, to the motorcycles, to the spinning bears, and finally to the mini rollercoaster. He held on for dear life, curled up next to Emma, who was squealing and grinning with delight.

Finally, we end the night with a fair treat. Jeremy had nachos with lots of jalapeños. I had a rootbeer float. Harrison chose cotton candy. And Emma chose a strawberry ice cream cone. The sugar in hand keeps the kids moving all the way to the car without being carried. All in all, a pretty good plan and a really good time.

Posted by jennifer at August 20, 2005 10:51 PM


Sounds like a fun-filled day!

I'm with Harrison-- cotton candy all the way!

Posted by: Rich R at August 22, 2005 11:31 AM

Thanks for sharing...even though I stuck with the feelings that Jeremy initially had and didn't accept your generous offer at a fun fair day. I'm glad you had a great time!

Posted by: JudyGingerich at August 23, 2005 07:52 AM

oh- going to the fair with you last year was so much fun- this makes me lonesome for it. glad emma found "her boy"!

Posted by: jenniferlg [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 23, 2005 08:44 PM