Ah, what a wonderful way to end the weekend...with a trip to the Kansas State Fair! Beautiful, almost chilly weather (we had temperatures in the eighties, with a lot of clouds and a breeze, which in a state that's experienced months of high 90s felt downright cold!).
Food, fun, more food...
This was munchkin's third fair (he was only 3 1/2 months old for his first fair), and so we felt he was sufficiently old enough to try some very small, very tame rides. I mean, this is the child who enjoys spinning on office chairs, jumping on the couch, and basically trying any other daredevil stunt he can think of at home.
Well, let's just say, those same feelings didn't exactly translate well to the fair environment.
First, the Dumbo ride.
Notice the big grin. However, this was before the ride started. As soon as Dumbo took off, that child had a death grip on my shirt and his head firmly planted in my underarm, for the entire ride.
Ok, maybe he's not fond of heights. But we know he loves cars. Heck, anything with wheels is alright in his book! And if there's a steering wheel just for him, even better. Well, here's how that ride went...
No problems yet, the ride hasn't started and he hasn't realized Daddy isn't coming with him.
Still waiting to start the ride. This situation was kind of funny, as the little boy behind the munchkin had the same name. We were all taking pictures, and the kids were looking pretty confused as to where they were supposed to be looking, lol!
And then, the ride started...
Hubby thought he was strapped in well enough, and we thought he'd be able to settle down. But the little houdini got out of the straps and was standing up in the car so they had to stop the ride so we could go rescue him. Sigh. Maybe next year.
We finally settled on the one ride we were sure he would enjoy.
The train is tradition at the fair, and a nice long ride. It was also a hit with our train-obsessesd toddler who spends a great deal of each day pointing out "choo-choo tracks". He's a train-o-holic. But he was finally happy.
And last but not least, the food. I am almost ashamed to admit what I all ate there, but then again, the fair only comes once a year, and I go for the food. That is no secret. Well, that and watching my husband play the quarter crane games (he won an Elmo for the munchkin-what a good daddy!). This year I managed to eat fried cheese curds, a pronto pup (corn dog), a funnel cake, corn on the cob, and some cotton candy. Again this year I managed to pass up the deep-fried Twinkies. One of these times I'll go for it, but for now, I'll spend my calories elsewhere.
How was your weekend?