We have looked forward to the State Fair every year for the past 7 years and this year was no different! And just as I do every year, I started writing this blog post, saw just how big my kids are, and had to go back and look at all the years we visited the fair:
The weather this year was amazing and the kids were great! The first stop at the fair is always Smokey the Bear:
Then we spent the next few hours visiting all of the exhibits, vendors, animals, and demonstrations!
They patiently waited all morning for us to finally get around to the man who sells the maple syrup cotton candy (Hey, at least it's a healthier choice of the candy options at a fair):
As we were walking we had to take a quick break to ride the ferris wheel. Last year the line was so, so long. When we saw a very short line this time we decided to go ahead and do that one ride.
Then we got back to walking around. The kids enjoyed this area where they had to fill their baskets with plastic fruits/vegetables. After they harvested everything on their list they "sold" it to the farmers market for some pretend money. This pretend money was then used to buy some seeds to take home and plant our own garden this spring along with some healthy snacks for them to enjoy.
After being amazed by these performers we finished the last bit of walking we had left to do.
This was probably bad timing but right after eating we headed over to the rides. Luckily everyone's lunch stayed down. Ha!
Bryson asked to ride this pirate ship and I think I had a mini heart attack when Zane said he could! It started out swinging slowly but quickly goes higher and higher! I was so scared that at any second he would lean forward and fall out. He definitely gets his love for rides from his daddy...not me!!
I'm glad my little girl sticks to smaller rides!
Again...a crazy ride for Bryson. I love his big smile, though!
They ended the rides by choosing to go together on this small roller coaster: