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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

How do YOU do the fair?!

This is how WE do the fair!

We started by …..

animalsPictured above: Kjell, Aiden, Charlie, Connor & Annika

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!

Then We…..

wooden boatsPictured above: Aiden, MacKenzie, Annika & Connor

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…..

lotta ridesPictured above: Connor, Molly, Abby, Alex, Kjell, Charlie, Cori, Aiden, Annika, MacKenzie & Julia

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…..

treatsPictured above: MacKenzie, Aiden & Annika

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!


Lady Hill said...

We don't have fairs like that by me... at least not often but when we do I always start with the animals.

When we just have a standard carnival I always head straight to the Deep Fried Oreo booth and hubby heads to the "shoot out the star" game.

I it looks like you had a great time!

Hannah said...

That's pretty much how we do fairs too! Lookalike you guys had great time!

viewfromdownhere said...

aw, looks like fun! the picture of his face after the haunted house would have been priceless...very brave of him for riding!

Sherri said...

Whew, I'm exhausted just reading about the fair that YOU did! We don't go every year anymore, now that the kids are older, but we would always check out the baby piggies, do lots of rides (not too scary, though), eat cotton candy and corn dogs!

Fun pics, looks like a very fun day!

Kristen said...

We used to take our boys to the big fair near us in WA. The boys had so much fun looking at the animals and eating the fair food, but of course, the rides were the highlight. It looks as though you had a great day!

Claudia said...

this looks and sounds like you had lots of fun!

Unknown said...

Sounds like you did everything you were supposed to do at the Fair. Those are some good times that your kids will remember. Love the pictures. Too Cute!

Anne @


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