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Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Takin it easy - sha right!

So, my photos seem to be slowly on their way to getting off of the secure computer. No worries for any of Jeff's patients to have their life splattered all over - it is just too much work to steal that kind of stuff.

My friend Nicole told me today to give your self one day per hour of time zone changes when returning from a trip. I was so glad she told me that as I was starting to feel lazy that we were not doing more since we have been home. We promised ourselves that we would just relax and hang around home until school starts at the end of the month.



Then Jeff totally shocks me by suggesting we go to the county fair this afternoon. What? we have never been to a county fair before but lets go when we are all exhausted and cranky. We can't sit still for very long. So this afternoon we went down the road to the county fair.

When we got there Caroline was pretty tired and screamed out in pain, "I am just so tired of walking!" Luckily they had free double strollers for us to borrow since we didn't think to bring one.

I think I only went once when I was a kid and today I felt like I was with Wilbur and Charlotte.

It was a leap back in time seeing some of the fun antiques that we saw.

I was amazed at all the different entries for the fair. Vegetables, floral arrangements, lego construction, quilts, photography, painting, honey and so much more. Annie Kate, Jeff and I made a pack that next year we are going to enter something in the fair. We are not sure what but something.We could even enter a decorated toilet!

this one won first place


We saw lots of animals and the kids were in heaven.

(who needs Europe when you have pigs around feeding their young).

I took this photo for Jill and thought about having one but can you believe I didn't. The kids soaked in the cotton candy!

We wasted some money on letting the girls fish for junk. We even paid money to throw balls in the glass jars and Jeff won a live fish.

I don't know if it was the time of day or just the fair but it was kind of like a set for a movie. It was pretty quiet. We didn't ride any rides (I would for sure throw up)
but let the kids jump on the free Fireman Dalmatian house, while I checked in to the safety booth for Maryland laws for car seats - I am so over car seats, only 5 years left of not having to buckle someone in one.you had to watch your step!

The singing deer was a little freaky!

But the pink tractor was a highlight.


AK preferred the red!

18 comments:

April said...

How fun! This makes me want to take my kids to the fair. You were brave to go when you were all so tired. I'm glad that your pictures are slowly but surely coming back to you!

stacy{s} said...

we always went to the Ohio State Fair growing up. it is one of my favorite memories. did this one have a butter cow? {a sculpture made out of butter} there is nothing better than baby pigs having lunch!

patsy said...

you for sure have to enter the toilet decorating contest next year!!
You would totally win-

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

County Fair--Americana. They're great, aren't they? I think of Charlotte and Wilbur every time, too, and cotton candy? Templeton.

dani said...

FUN! I can't believe you went to the fair when you were so tired!! Can't wait to find out what you enter into that contest kristi...

Sharon C. said...

We always enjoyed the Puyallup Fair, and I always liked the place where all of the wares that you don't need but sound so good were sold. Rides never appealed to me, but the animals, food displays, handiwork, art and quilt displays were always fun. Always had to have "Elephant Ears" or scones. Fun memories.

Lauralee said...

how fun!.. I like the fair.. Did Jeff ever "Do the Puyallup?" we live maybe 10 minutes from those fairgrounds..

hope the pictures make it off that computer! how frustrating!

linzipoo said...

I don't know how I feel about that singing deer head either. Seems to me it's a couple of months too early to display such horrors. I second the call for you to enter the toilet decorating contest. I'm a little curious what you'd come up with.

How's the marathon prep coming?

linzipoo said...

PS I still LOVE my stroller. Thanks again for the tip!

bryn said...

nothing like some old fashion americana. looks like fun, exhausting fun, but fun none the less! what great pictures.

Liz said...

What a fun county fair! We have fairs come every year, but they don't have all the animals and the booths and such. I think that would make it more fun. Those toilets were sure funny!

Missy :o) said...

oh, you should have had a funnel cake on my behalf! I can't wait till our fair comes here and I can get one! YUM!

Amanda L. said...

we went to a country fair this weekend as well..it was so much fun. that pink tractor is awesome.

Jill said...

You took a picture of the funnel cake booth but didn't get one?!! You must have some serious will power.

The pink tractor is so cool!

wende said...

so cute, i can't believe they had a pink tractor! you could be a farmer kristi!

ok, i groaned out loud when i saw the photo of that cow's buldging utters. man, do i know that pain!

michelle said...

You guys were brave to do this while coming off of jet lag! I love the photo-documentation. The last time we went to a fair it was the Puyallup Fair, about 10 years ago...

That pink tractor is to die for.

Laurie said...

What a great time with the fam! Those toilets were cool.

Tasha said...

I love the county fair! We went last week! You should TOTALLY enter the toilet seat decorating contest, think of all the pink or ENT or army related themes your could come up with???

Take your time getting adjusted, you are the least lazy person I know! I once heard that about each hour you are under anesthesia too,that it takes your body a day to get back to normal, you'll have to ask Jeff if that is true or urban legend.