Monday, October 17, 2011

2011 Fair

We made our annual trek to the fair.  This was Anderson's first experience and despite being too little for most of the rides, he had a blast.  My sister and her big kids joined us as well.  There was a chance of rain/storms in the forecast, but we once again had beautiful weather.  I feel like we need to go back because we missed so much that the fair has to offer.  We (or rather the kids) rode, rode, rode.  The only animals we saw were at the pig race.  Some pictures from the day.




 I rode this ride later on with Anderson and he insisted I 'drive' the entire time.


 This little dragon roller coaster has been a favorite of Owen's.  He rode it at 2, but I think they raised the height requirement because Anderson wasn't able to ride it.

 The one ride Anderson was big enough for riding solo.  He was so funny during this ride.  Even the carny was laughing along with us.  He was steering away, but took a lot of convincing to let go of the steering wheel and wave to us.  He was also looking around just by moving his eyes and had a smile plastered on his face.



 The cutoff for the big-kid rides was 42 inches...exactly Owen's height with his shoes on, so he was able to ride everything he wanted to.



 Waiting for the pig race to start.  There were 2 pig races, a goat race and a chicken race.  Good times!

 Owen was finally big enough for this ride.  He's asked the past 2 years to ride it.


 Notice that Will is missing from a lot of the ride pics.  He was not a fan.
 A bit of a challenge to make sure we kept up with everyone...for some reason, kids ages 5,4, 3 and 2's like to wander away.  I did love to see the kids looking around with a look of awe on their faces...such a fun experience to watch.
 Will was happy until the ride started.


 Notice Will's look of fear.  They stopped the ride to get him off early.

 Last year Aaron had to ride this coaster with Owen...this year Owen was big enough to ride alone.  He and Julia had a blast on the 'big' drop.
 Owen's favorite ride...it's like the Himalaya and went pretty fast.




 These pics of Abby crack me up!  She was a good sport and this ride was more Will's speed.

 High in the sky on the Ferris Wheel...Owen's second favorite.

 Anderson spotted the boats from the air on the Ferris Wheel and wanted to ride them again.




 Goodbye, Fair.  We had fun and will catch you in 2012.

1 comment:

mommaof4wife2r said...

oh my word, elizabeth...the boys are soooo big! wow, how they have grown...

looks like you al had a blast!