Monday, September 27, 2010

Summer fun

Summer is over. I am rejoicing in the clear skies and cooler weather of Fall. I can't wait for hayrides, apple cider, and jumping into enormous piles of leaves. That being said, we did have some rollicking good times this summer. Not everything made it onto the blog, because I am easily distracted. But - I find myself with a free moment, so here goes.

We went to the fair. Twice. We loved it. Our kids loved it. Here are some pictures to prove it.

At the Lane County Fair, there was a play farm for young children. i loved it. I want to make an exact replica for our house. I'm not kidding.Lizzy and Bear loved it, too. They probably would have been happy playing there all day, but we dragged them out to the rides eventually.

Bear, driving tractor:

Lizzy, harvesting a crop of carrots. You can see that she already picked her apples. (They were attached to a big wooden tree with magnets.):Lizzy, picking out her car. She wanted the sparkly pink one, of course:Riding the swings with Daddy:Isaac, my hero. He did the strongman at both fairs, and I have to say, I was very impressed. I tried to take a picture of his high score, but it didn't turn out.
He won a couple of big, squeaky hammers, which have provided an endless source of amusement for us. At the State Fair, we were lucky enough to meet up with my sisters, which was a lot of fun, as you can see. Cheryl and Lizzy battled with the hammers:

Bear loves getting extra attention. His aunties always make him feel special.
Bear and Corie: We saw a lot of animals, too. Bear especially loved the horses. He would pat them and then pull away quickly, as though he thought they would turn and bite him. Which was a real possibility.
Fun, fun, fun. I love the fair. Even if it costs about the same as a month's rent.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010