Elijah was excited to see the animals. That was all he talked about on the ride over.
He kept trying to feed the animals hay... no matter what animal it was.
I don't think chicks eat hay...
He pet the cow this year and wasn't scared.
He's getting to be a pro at this whole riding by himself thing.
He enjoyed every minute of it.
He also tried impressing the ladies with his muscles.
The fair the first day wasn't without incident though. He tripped
over something and skinned his knee pretty bad. We went
over to first aid to get him patched up and they did an awesome job.
Afterward he wasn't even phased...
A little jumping in the bounce house
And passing out in the car while guarding us from evildoers
My mom and I took the boys earlier in the day and met Joe after he got off of work.
Matching all-you-can-ride wristbands
Elijah and I on my favorite ride. The Tilt-O-Whirl. He loved it too.
He went a roller coaster with Daddy
Then Joe got on a roller coaster by himself
That's Joe facing <--- that way
Caleb and I enjoyed the fair
I think Caleb thoroughly enjoyed himself, between
eating, sleeping and being carried around...
I was in desperate search of chocolate milk, so Elijah accompanied
me to the cow palace/milking barn. This was where he conned me into
getting him a mini ice cream cone. He got to pick the flavor himself, too.
He took three licks and gave it to me to finish. :-)
We hung out a little bit more.
Then my parents took the kids, so Joe and I got to ride a couple rides by ourselves
and play a few games. We played this one game where you get the balls in the
holes that say "fast" "slow" "faster" and Joe won. He got Elijah an Angry Bird.
When we met back up with my parents and Joe gave him the bird.
Contrary to what the picture shows, he was so excited.
Elijah, the Angry Bird and I went on a few more rides,
to get our money's worth out of the bracelets.
Then Daddy rode with Elijah on another non-kiddy ride.
And another kiddy ride.
We tried to get a good picture as a memento, but it just wasn't meant to be.
The fair kicked us out that night
Elijah insisted that the red bird ride with him, then he promptly fell asleep.
We checked out the exibition halls and I found this awesome quilt.
Apparently the judges liked it too cause it won first place
Elijah had to go on a few more rides, but this time he
went on them with other people like Aunt Reach
(Reach is not her birth name, BTW)
His favorite ride was the banana ride, though
Mike (Reach's husband) won Reach an elephant,
but Elijah got to hold onto it for a little bit
While I was playing bingo that night Joe took the boys into
the exibition hall where they had a caricature artist.
He had this done for me as a surprise. I love it!
It's now framed and will be hung in the living room.
We left that evening thoroughly worn out. We had a wonderful three days. We can hardly wait for it to come around next year, so we can do it all over again.