On September 10th Sydnee, Caleb, Autumn, Jeremiah, Corban and I went to the Utah State Fair. The weather was perfect. We went on a day when admission was free for 12 and under and the all-day ride passes were buy one get one free. So it was reasonably affordable and lots of fun. I think that it was a perfectly legitimate way to spend a school day. Talk about a field trip! Here are some of the highlights.
Jeremiah in the farm exhibit. He was very wary
of the large, loudly-mooing fake cow.
Autumn and Sydnee
We had some great educational opportunities at the fair and we learned some interesting things but let's be honest, the kids loved the rides. It wasn't crowded until evening so they got to go on all the rides they wanted to several times. Corban and I didn't do many rides--he didn't really like any except for this one (which happens to remind me of the old Arizona State Fair, back in the day).
Here is just a little more footage of us. The four bigger kids came back to refuel and check in before heading back to the rides.
There were a couple of pictures that I didn't get that I wish I had. One was of the incredible Corn on the cob that I had two of, roasted with butter and lemon pepper. Mmmmmm! And one of the absolutely ginormous (that word is in the dictionary now) cotton candy that we bought right before we left. I didn't just want a picture of the cotton candy but a picture of my very estatic children with their cotton candy.
This just about says it all. Corban and I chased each
other all around while the kids were off riding the rides.
Now I remember what it was like when I had little ones
without helpers! Where's my wagon? I needed a nap too!
Ta ta for now!