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County Fair

This morning, we headed to our county fair. We started with the animals- mostly because it was the only thing up and going when we got there at 9. No pictures, but a lot of fun. I liked the huge draft horses. And the alpacas. And the sheep. And the goats. And the rabbits. Pretty much all the animals you can make yarn from. Ellery sat in her stroller and just giggled at the animals- she seemed to find the pigs and the goats the funniest. People kept asking Anna if they wanted to touch their cow/rabbit/miniature horse. The answer was always a very quick no.

Then we made our way through the other exhibits.
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Samuel slept in his stroller.
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The model train building was a family favorite.
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Samuel woke up and sucked his fingers for a while.
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The girls enjoyed the bounce house.
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Anna and the Daddyman rode a little roller coaster.
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Ellery won a stuffed dog.
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Anna and the Daddyman rode the Ferris wheel while the rest of us watched.
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Samuel actually made it out of the stroller for a very fun picture.
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We ate oversized food and headed home. Really, it was a great family outing. We didn't lose anyone. There were no tears the entire time. Everyone had a blast. Now, if I can just convince the children that they do indeed all need a nap, I have two quilts to finish up. I should be posting them tomorrow or Wednesday, depending on the children.

Comments

Sherri said…
Finally, a family portrait for my wall!
balloongal said…
What a fun Labor Day activity. I spent Labor Day sick and not feeling like doing anything. The kids were content to watch movies and play computer games, though, which is good because Jeremy's busy and working.
I'm glad you guys had fun. I absolutely love the family picture.
Leserlee said…
At our fair there were a few women spinning the wool into yarn. A girl even gave Abigail a braided string from the yarn I thought it was pretty cool.

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