Monday, October 13, 2008

State Fair!

The State Fair is one of my favorite things to do! It's a fun tradition for my sister, April, and I to go with our families and tonight we had PERFECT weather! Eric's not big on the rides-he just loves the fair food! Like corn dogs, fried potato chips, ice cream and a few nibbles of Funnel Cake. Luke said, "Daddy's probably gonna throw up tonight!".

Luke and I got there a little earlier than everyone else, so we had a fun time checking out the rabbits and...

...he especially loved these little baby chicks.

Time for a Family Photo-Op! The boys are getting so big! They are fearless with the rides and I'm proud to say that Luke kept up with them except for a couple of huge rides that only Ty and Bryan rode.

We can't go to the State Fair without Ty riding the mechanical bull! He's been doing this since he was two years old!

Doesn't Harlan look like he's having the best time? He's so relaxed (even though he's about to get tossed off!).

This was Luke's first year to ride. He did a great job considering this bull-riding stuff is all new to him! I'm sure Eric is hoping this is his FIRST AND LAST bull-riding event. I guess April was feeling a little envious of all the boys getting to ride, so...

...she decided to take the challenge! Only when Bryan and Ty were VERY FAR AWAY riding a ride, she decided to be brave and hop on. For all of those that know April, she isn't afraid to say what she thinks (that's an understatement-HAHAHAHA), but she is NOT comfortable at all with the limelight on her. And I'm kinda thinking that with all this yelling she was doing, the limelight was certainly on her for about...hmmm.....was it 5 or 6 seconds? I can't remember, because I was laughing so hard! She did great!

One of the newest delicacies at the State Fair this year was called Pig Lickin'! ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?!? BECAUSE I DON'T THINK YOU ARE...It was a big, fat piece of bacon deep fried AND then had chocolate syrup poured all over it! CAN YOU SAY DISGUSTING!?! Bryan liked it, but then I'm sure he would eat a bowl of sawdust if you poured chocolate on the top! EWWWWWWW!

Here's our brave boy, Harlan! He's singing karaoke all by himself. This was his second year in a row to run up on stage and to sing a Johnny Cash solo diddy! Last year was "Ring of Fire" and this year it was "Folsum Prison Blues"! He did a great job and we are always amazed at his love for entertaining!

We kept running into many friends! Here's Christi with us (we discovered last fall that she must be a sister that accidentally got separated from us-we have SO much in common! I know...that is kinda scary. You probably feel sorry for her now, don't you?). Anyway, she was there with her sweet family. (Kelly...Sorry, I didn't get a picture of you. I was too busy laughing at April giving Matt a hard time).

Thank goodness April didn't have pictures of me getting off any of the 10 spinny rides that I rode. April and Eric can't ride anything that spins, so Bryan and I get to take the kids on all the ones that go in very fast circles! I was fine until about ride #9...whew!

I think this last picture just about sums up how our night went. She is so crazy! We had a GREAT time and I'm already looking forward to the 2009 State Fair!

What is your favorite thing about the fair?


Faith said...

Love the mechanical bull photos. That looks like fun! Now, the pig lickin thing...that's just gross!

Glad you had such a fun time with your family!

Lee Butler said...

I love your blog and pics, Amy!! Christi shared it with me. I so enjoyed meeting you, your sister, and your sweet families at the Fair! Christi has been blessed with such wonderful 'sistah' friends!

Leigh Ann said...

FUN! We haven't been to the fair in years! Love that picture of you and Eric.

Megan said...

I LOVE THE STATE FAIR, TOO!! You got some greats pics. My favorites things about the fair are the rides, the food, walking thru the animal barns and walking thru that building where all the art, food and photography winners are on display. This is the second year in a row that I'll miss goin to the fair. Boo