Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fair Fun

We ventured out to the fair this past Saturday. It was fun and a pretty day to go. We got started quite late, so we weren't able to do as many things as we hoped. But, we really had a ball on a few rides and doing some activities.

Went to the horse pulls - it was very interesting! Each team of horses - usually 2, pulls a sled weighed down with cement bricks. The horses worked so hard, and were pulling literally thousands of pounds!!

This team lives with the Amish most of the year, working their farm and plowing their fields and then goes back home to Missouri for the rest of the year. The owner told me it's "good for their head" to have a change of scenery and do different things.

Enjoyed the petting zoo - it really was a neat area with a baby giraffe, zebras, and other wildlife. I just had to get a picture of this turkey - he was really pretty! We had so much fun listening to his "gobble, gobble".

I love his blue face and black and white feathers - such a great combination of colors!

The boys enjoyed the farris wheel - one of our most favorite rides at the fair. Last year, at the State Fair of Texas, it cost us about $75 bucks for us all to enjoy the Farris Wheel, but that is one heck of a ride, let me tell ya!

Peering over the edge...

View from the Top

In the Fun House. The boys wanted to go on it over and over again. L is having a little trouble making it out.... And there is Big D - with his UT Longhorns shirt on. We definitely are the minority here, as most people root for OU!


Ashley Griffin said...

i love the fair too. glad everyone had a good time. did you get to eat a funnel cake for me? :(

sandra/tx said...

Oh, man. We used to love the fair in Tulsa. I'm so jealous!

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Nope - no funnel cake. Not one bite! It was hard to resist, but I did it! :)

Sandy Toes said...

How fun...your boys are cute in that rainbow spinning thing! That turkey is HUGE!
What great memories!
-Sandy Toes

duchess said...

Looks like fun.
I love fall fairs.

shell said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! :)

blessed mama said...

Looks like fun! State Fair is here too...I am ready to go!

Meg said...

I love your blog! I've got to admit I've never been to a fair. I'm seeing a lot of posts recently where people have been to fun fairs and I'm missing out I can see. This one tops them all because of that turkey! I hope nothing bad happens to him come november :O
I look forward to more posts!

ellen said...

I love the picture from the top of the ferris wheel...awesome!

Glitter and Bliss said...

Wow!! Looks like you guys had big fun!! You little boys are such dolls.

3CHEERS4MOM said...

Oh, I love the Fair and Rode, ours in Feb. and it always rains. But I always love to take the kids. Wait... can you please send funnel cake??? ha ha -Cheers, Amy

Shannon said...

Looks like so much fun! I used to love the fun house. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I love your blog! It's so cute!

Our Complete Family said...

Your blog is a fun one to see! I hopped over from Sandy Toes today! Looks like you guys had a blast at the fair. Good times! Glad I found you out here in blogland! Happy day wishes to you~ Les

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