Monday, July 25, 2011

Affair to Remember

Today we went to the fair. I super love the fair, except for the part where as a child, it always signaled the end of summer. I do not like that. What I do like, of course, is the food. Sadly, I made a rookie mistake this year in scheduling a dentist appointment at nine this morning. For whatever insane reason, possibly because he hates me, my dentist used so much novacaine that the entire left side of my face (seriously, including my ear) was numb. Although this somehow decreased the intensity of my fair food debauchery, I still enjoyed a healthy, balanced lunch of fried cheese curds, corn dogs, and a root beer float.

The boys each got to play two games. The games with guaranteed wins, of course. This fish game was so ridiculous that Shane and I finally had to help them win, otherwise we would have spent the entire day. We spent $5 to win those cheap blow up monkeys, but watching Tommy hug his when the guy handed it to him was so, so worth it.
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This is the first year that we let Luke ride anything other than the carousel (yes, I know carnival rides are unsafe, email me for further information on where to send my worst mother of the year card, blah blah blah). His excitement was so sweet.
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His little brother, though, was indignant at not being able to ride the same rides as Luke. Despite the attempt at pacifying him with a SnoCone, he spent most of his time in the stroller yelling at us.
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Eventually, blissfully, he let go of his anger and fell asleep still clutching the ball he won.
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No food pictures because I was kind of too busy eating to photograph. Trust me, it was delicious.

11 comments:

*Lissa* said...

Haha. We went on all those terribly unsafe rides and we lived. ;p I reluctantly took the kids to the carnival last week, and let the twins go on the BIG KID UNSAFE RIDES. Omg. I was sweating profusely and shaking. But they lived. I just made them sanitize lots when we got home.

Terri said...

Growing up, my Dad would NEVER let us ride fair rides (lest we die in a horrific accident involving limb amputation). Last weekend: North GA Mountain Fair (yes, it is as you imagine), Rode Ferris Wheel w/ 3 yr old-her favorite! I'm sure my Dad was rolling in his grave!

karin leigh said...

My chef hubby has an idea for a fair food restaurant. I fully back it...wish I could financially back it too! You have my tastebuds watering for the Iowa state fair in a few weeks!

Elaine A. said...

Ah the fair... I SO miss the TX state fair since we moved. It was a yearly tradition for us to go. Maybe this year... Glad you got your fair food eatin' on!

Foursons said...

I love the fair too but ours is in September. And it is still putrid hot when it is going on. I went on all the rides that my kids are riding today and we somehow have survived.

Katie said...

LOVE fair time! And who doesn't love all the food?! My favorite is cotton candy...mmmmm cotton candy! Now I can't wait to have some cotton candy and the fair is still a few weeks away. Thanks, Erin. :)

Bacardi Mama said...

I haven't been to the fair in ages. This makes me want to go again. Those boys are so stinkin cute!!

Julie said...

Question: Where are the pics of fried foods?????

Becky said...

Such great pictures!!

Mimi's Toes said...

Makes me can't wait to go to the Fair! Your boys are just so cute!

Kaycee said...

I love this post! Looks like so much fun and such beautiful pictures!