Friday, October 29, 2010

State Fair (Fun Friday)

This was from last week- though we had a fun day today as well.  I forgot my camera today though, so I'll have to see if I can upload photos from my camera (and hope that they are decent).

Last week we went to the State Fair.  I think this was one of my favorite years yet.  It's a fun outing and Roger took the day off from work to go with us.  It was a gorgeous day and we had a blast with lots of our friends there as well!

We visited the garden area, looked through the crafts and then headed out to get some food.  My favorite is the roasted corn.  What I really need to do one year is just chronicle what Christopher eats during the day!  I think it would be fascinating.  He eats a LOT!  This year he tried the Krispy Kreme Burger.  He ate most of it before I got over to get a picture.  It's a hamburger and the "bun" is actually 2 Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  He said it was pretty good. 

We visited the "Field of Dreams".  I really like this exhibit as it is a great hands-on one- especially for the younger children!  They gather all sorts of fruits and vegetables in their baskets.

When the have finished, they turn in the baskets for some "money".  The money is  exchanged for a bag with some goodies in it including a real apple.  Eliana really enjoyed this one!

We rode a few rides - not many.  Our family favorite remains bumper cars!  (It's much easier to take pictures on this ride than on many of the others too!)

This was Daniel's first time driving.

There are always so many interesting things to see at the fair!  Including the "world's largest gummy bear" and other gummy things.  (These were for sale.)

We visited a number of exhibits and found foods to try. 

Yes, she liked it!

There was a little bit of time to relax (or wait). 

The kids really enjoyed collecting stickers - even some of the olders ones.

Eliana rode a ride at the end of the evening and we learned that for next year we need to let her go on more of them - and earlier in the day!  She loved it!  She it was over she even exclaimed "more ride". 

After a LONG day out, we headed home.  I'm thankful we had this time for making memories.  It was such a fun day with people getting along and having fun.  There was just one twinge of sadness for me during the day.  I couldn't help but wonder if Christopher would be joining us again next year.  I hope so.  This year is bittersweet is a lot of ways.   I'm trying hard to focus on the sweet as I have much to be thankful for.   I'm thankful for a fun day with my family and friends!  Looking forward to many more!



PS.  Tomorrow (Saturday) we head out for the JDRF walk!  We are very excited!