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Monday, August 12, 2013

2013 Farm Show

Every year we visit our local farm show.  The kids look forward to it all year.  Seeing the animals, photos, and crafts.  Riding some rides.  Eating a funnel cake (or two) :).  This year Alex and Nick even entered some artwork into the farm show for judging.  And if you saw yesterday's Scavenger Hunt post, you saw that Alex won a second place ribbon and now has three bucks in his pocket!  Nick, who is disappointed that he didn't win, is already planning at least one of his entries for next year.

Here are a few photos of our fun ...

Alex tries to pet as many of the animals as he can.  Even if they are tricky to get to - like this cow.

Keira making friends with a calf.

While Doug, Nick, and I were waiting for Keira and Alex to ride the Fire Ball, this guy made his way over the Farm Show grounds.  I guess he was checking things out from above.  (Textured with Kim Klassen's Isobel).

We actually went twice this year.  Monday evening and Saturday afternoon.  Doug and I got in free on Monday, which left some money left in the budget for some more fun.  And Keira got in free on Saturday since she was going with a friend who had free tickets.  Gotta love free tickets!

Alex talked me into riding something called the Orbiter with him.  They should call it the Vomiter because that's what I felt like doing when riding it.  :)  When we got off, I needed to lay down for a while.  Or at least sit, which I did while the kids rode something else.  I guess I'm getting too old to be riding stuff like that.  Give me a roller coaster over something that spins any day!  :)

Alex was checking out the cars from Erasers.

We even got some BOGO tickets to use there!  I think we will use them this week.

Alex, Chelsea (Keira's friend), and I rode the carousel together.  Well, we tried to ride the carousel.  It went around one time and sort of died.  So we decided that was a good time to look around a little more and head home.  We were all pretty tired by then anyway.

You may be wondering why there are more pictures of Alex than anyone else.  It is because he is the most cooperative one when it comes to pictures.  He often asks me to take his picture while Nick avoids me like the plague.  Keira is hit or miss.  :)

Nick won a goldfish at one of the games.  He had found $12 on the ground right after we got there.  (There was no one near where he found the money - otherwise we would have tried to find the owner).  He used ten of it trying to win a Despicable Me minion (fail!).  Another dollar to win this goldfish, which sadly died today.  And another to buy the light saber in his other hand.

On the way to the car I noticed the sun streaming through the clouds so I had to stop and take a picture.

I entered some photos into the Farm Show and this one won a 3rd place ribbon!  So now I have one of each color hanging on my wall - blue, red, and white.  :)

We had a good time at the Farm Show and look forward to next year!

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Laura said...

The lion photo is fantastic!!!

Kim Cunningham said...

Fun day! I love stuff like this. I haven't been to a "fair" type event in years.

Tamar SB said...

Fun!! I love the smell of funnel cakes!! Such a summer time treat!

Sarah Halstead said...

These are so great!! Love the photos!

Sharon Collins Photography said...

Wonderful photos. That lion shot is gorgeous and the sky image awesome light on that one.

Amy said...

Congratulations! Love the pics. We didn't make it this year. The week just got away from us.

packmom said...

Looks like such a fun family event. Sadly we missed the State Fair this year. We have gone every year for the past 20 yrs. Your pictures remind me a lot of it.

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Very FUN!!! Love how caring your kids are with the animals- you can really see their kind souls coming though the images Kimberly.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

How fun!