This is how WE do the fair!
We started by …..
Each of the kids was able to feed the alpaca’s. They even were (once again) photo-interviewed by the newspaper while they were feeding them! It was really cute!
There were 12 new baby piglets who were born last week. We arrived right at feeding time, and Oh.My.Gosh. those piglets were hysterical when they wanted to eat. All 12 of them at once. Heaven help mama pig!
We did this last year, and when Charlie saw the display again, he made a beeline for the booth! Alex, Julia, Molly & I spent a good hour helping each of the 7 kids make their own wooden boat. We hammered, glued and drilled till we were tired, and then we started on another boat! Let’s just say we were more than ready to get out of that booth! Molly even made the comment “It’s a good thing we did this early, I would have been out of energy by the end of the day!” So true, so very true!
It was then finally time to go on…..
This is all the kids wanted to do from the moment we got there, who am I kidding?! From the moment they woke up! They were very excited to get their turn to ride the rides, and ride those rides we did! Again, and again, and again, and again!
The ride highlight was the Hang Gliding ride. The kids (Charlie & Up) were able to go on this, along with the adults. Poor Alex, I think road it three times in a row with the kids. Julia & I were well done, and ready to puke after one trip!
One other funny story was Connor wanted to so badly to go on the Haunted House ride. No one wanted to go with him, except 3-year-old Kjell, who had no idea what the ride was. Right as the ride started, before even going into the dark, Connor panics and jumps out screaming. We tell Kjell to climb out, Kjell doesn’t want to. Kjell wanted to ride the ride. The look on Kjell’s face when he came out was priceless. I wish we would have gotten a picture of it. (Sad isn’t it!). But don’t worry, he happily went on it again with his big brother Charlie a little bit later, so it couldn’t have been that scary. However, his second trip he covered his eyes the whole time!
Before we left Abby, Connor & Aiden were begging us to go on the Gravitron. Yes, the ride where you go in the spaceship looking thing, and then it spins so fast it feels like there’s no gravity. Julia gave in (when Molly, Alex & I had the little kids on another ride) and let the three go on it. When they got out they WANTED TO DO IT AGAIN! Wow! That’s some serious guts, not to mention strong stomachs for not losing their lunch!
And then right before, we left we all…..
Some of us had ice cream while others had elephant ears and cotton candy!
So, how do you do A fair?!
What a great time we had at the Stanwood-Camano Island Fair this year! The kids were older than last year and new memories were made! What a fun day! Nothing better than going to a good old country fair!