Sunday, August 17, 2008

State Fair

Today's the last day for the Indiana State Fair, so the BJ and I took the girls yesterday. We burned through $100 way too quickly, but we had a good time. It was a beautiful day.

A rare picture of me, on the carousel with the girls.

Perhaps the biggest news to come out of the fair was that Mary Grace stayed dry the entire time! Thank God for the public restrooms in the exhibit buildings, because I don't think she's quite ready to experience a Port-A-Potty.

Here's Mary Grace practicing for her future career in entertainment.

She rode the Tilt-A-Whirl with me, too. She is so brave. I was so proud of the way she reacted when we ran out of tickets (quickly!) and decided to go look at the animals. She didn't fuss or say, "One more ride!" or anything. She was really super.

We watched the draft horses pull wagons for a little while. She thought it was a parade. When the horses threw their heads up and down, she said, "Look, they're saying 'yes'!"

Claire rode in the backpack for most of the fair, but we got her out and let her walk in areas that weren't too crowded. I was really glad that we took the backpack and not the stroller. The stroller would have been a total pain in the neck. Of course, the backpack was a pain in Daddy's back, but what can you do? At least it was convenient for me, and that's what really matters, right?

1 comment:

Rob Monroe said...

Your fair looks much better than our state fair. The county we used to live in was a flat fee to get in and all of the rides were free. You still had to pay to see the worlds smallest horse and the worlds fattest pig. We did not spend that extra dough. :o)