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Monday, September 21, 2009

State Fair

It was a long week for us, with Sam working late every night. In fact, I don't think we saw much of him for the past 2 weeks. So we took advantage of some rare family time and went to the State Fair. It was the final day, which means we got in for less $$ and the crowds weren't as large. But most of the animals were gone, which the kids didn't seem to mind or notice. They were just so excited to be there and see everything. I'm serious - happy kids the entire time. So nice!

First thing we saw was the big loader - made Ty's day right off. Kaitlyn then spotted the jewelry booths and had a great time browsing. We let her pick out a new pair of ear rings before we left.

We saw all the animals. Kaitlyn had to have her photo taken with almost every one.

And we let them go on a pony ride. Big hit.

We detoured past the river. Kaitlyn loved the geese.

And the kids had a blast at the FFA interactive farm thing. Here is Katy milking the cow.

And Ty "driving the tractor"

and even more fun was that they got to "buy" a treat with the "money" they made working on the farm. Couldn't have come at a better time either - the kids were due for a snack. Ty had a bit of a hard time walking and chewing though.

And of course if there is a race car, Sam needs a photo with it.

All in all a great morning at the fair. They can't wait to go back next year.


Cheri said...

Glad you guys had a great time! We were there in the late afternoon and into the evening. We went to a lot of the shows. The kids had a great time. I was sad that we forgot our camera.

Chris & Stace said...

What a cute family! I finally got caught up on reading your blog. It had been a while. Looks like you've been having lots of fun. The pic you took of Xzavier with his brothers kissing his head in black and white is so precious. You're becoming quite the photographer. Looks like you're getting lots of use out of your new camera :)