Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Fair

There are a lot of pictures in this post.
Some of them might make you crave greasy, unhealthy food.
Some of them may make you motion sick.
Some of them may make you recall unpleasant aromas.
But all of them will make you want to go to the...
Ahh, the Orange County Fair. We go every year and it just keeps getting better. It also gets more expensive. At least I know a few tricks for admission. The kids are still all free. We always go on a donation day. This year our admission price was some new school supplies. I bought markers. They were a $ at Target.

And it is a good thing we save on admission because those boys want to ride a lot of rides now. Last year we could still say, you each get to pick one whole ride. This year they were far beyond that. And Lilly was already mad that she couldn't go on the rides with them, that I know next year will be even worse. My suggestion to the boys was to get Dziadzi to take them next year. He'll take them on every ride, and then some probably. This year, Mommy and Daddy said 3 rides.
The first one they chose was this rockin boat ride. It spins around pretty fast. It is hard to see in these photos, but William is sitting next to Aaron and holding on for dear life.
William picked the next ride. He wanted to fly a pirate ship like Captain Hook. Arrrrrrgh. Look at those scurvy mates.
Next up: sky ride.
I got to go for once. Daddy and Lilly stayed on the ground.
A tad nerve racking as I dangled way up in the air with my 2 squirmy boys and no safety belt or rail to speak of. But still, very fun.
Next we hit the livestock.
It was Lilly's favorite part of the fair. She loved them all. Especially the pigs.
And what's a trip to the fair with out some silly photo-ops like these?
Every year, Aaron says he's going to try some deep fried fair fare. This year it was a toss up between chocolate covered bacon, and a deep fried Twinkie. And just like every other year, he backs out, and gets something like this:
Although, that is a crazy amount of mayo on that dog.
We also got a funnel cake. William was very excited.
He was also very excited by the honey bee exhibit. That is what he wants to be when he grows up, you know.
Before we headed home at the end of the night, we had to get in that last ride. This was James choice.
He had to go by himself because we only had enough tickets for the kids to ride.
He did it though. No problem. Look at that little, big boy climb those stairs.
As soon as he came to a stop, he popped up and said, "Next year I'm going on that one!"
The Monster Slide. Bigger. Faster. Scarier. That boy is an animal!
William's last pick was another terrifying journey for him. At least James got to go with him. But can you see how tightly he is gripping that steering wheel? William got off and said, "next year I am not going on those bumpy jeeps. They are too scary!"
Poor William.
So another year at the fair draws to a close. We left with a new photo booth strip, lots of good memories and plans for next year. Oh, how I love the fair!

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