This weekend, the forecast was for cool weather (finally!) and fairly sunny skies, and we had talked all week about going to the state fair. We had a big weekend of (much-needed) family fun planned - pumpkin picking on Saturday, and the fair on Sunday. So, despite Sunday's extra-chilly temperatures and drizzly skies, we decided to brave the weather. I'm not sure we could have talked Thea out of our fair adventure!
We started out exploring the agriculture and livestock tents, petting lots of sweet animals, watching chicks crack out of their eggs, and marvelling at the prize winning animals, fruits, and vegetables. I must say, Thea was also pretty excited about all of the farming equipment!
Then we headed to the children's area. Since seeing Mary Poppins a few months ago, she has been asking to ride on a carousel. That was our first stop!
John isn't crazy about rides, so I went on the kiddie roller coaster with Thea. I can't believe they let little kids ride on there without their parents - it was one wild ride! Thea loved it and happily screamed the entire time.
She had also been really excited about riding the ferris wheel. We thought once she saw how big it was, she change her mind, but not our girl. So I put on my brave face and snuggled up with her for the ride.
She loved it - only getting upset that she couldn't see her dad (because I wouldn't let her stand up to look over the edge of our car!). It wasn't as scary as I thought it would be, though I will admit to feeling a good bit of panic when they stopped the ride for a minute when we were at the very top.
We avoided most of the fair food, though Thea did insist on an ice cream cone. (it's never too cold for ice cream!)
I must stay I was both fascinated and appalled by the food.
Tomorrow, we're headed back to the fair, and taking my mom along too. How fun! So far, autumn is treating us well. Here's hoping the same for you!