Friday, August 21, 2009

The Indiana State Fair

It may appear at times that I take the easy route and create a post filled mostly with pictures.

(You know your children are homeschooled when they get excited about a yellow bus.)

In reality, a post with pictures requires more work from me than typing out my thoughts. Posting pictures means photo editing and mundane moments of uploading (where I end up multitasking). Plus it isn't quite as rewarding to me because though I enjoy taking pictures, uploading pictures doesn't quite itch the creative outlet my blogging provides to my brain.

(See those purple bottles? Free.)

But I gotta make the grandparents happy. They want to see their grand kids. Which reminds me of a comment my MIL often says that cracks me up: "I feel sorry for all of the other grandparents in the world. I have the 4 (soon to be 5) of the cutest grand kids in the world!" I would agree, but I am related to all 5 of these kids.

(A goat is a kid, right?)

(Ohhhh, here is a kid they would rather see!)

So Nana, Mops, Mama and Papa, we went to the fair today. This post is dedicated to you.

(Have you ever pulled 120 lbs around on a little red wagon. The turning radius seriously diminishes with this much weight. But it provided great entertainment for many people at the fair. Glad I could help make them laugh.)

We weren't going to go because the thought of taking 3 children by myself into a multitude of people sounded about as appetizing as the gyro that made my friend Nickel sick this week.

(Mr. Smiley indulged in an ORGANIC Cliff Nectar Bar and wore the evidence until the State Fair food overruled his face.)

But I just couldn't get the nagging out of my ears mind from Mr. Smackdown fondly recalling memories of the fair last year. And my eyes saw the word FREE. Kids 5 and under were free. OK . . . no brainer. We are going to the fair.

(You always have to throw in a flower picture.)

(Which is safer to drink--our raw milk or the water coming out of that udder?)

(Those are some gigantic tires!)

(Combines are huge!)

(Boys are drawn to big machines!)

(That is my hand shadow, in case you were wondering!)

(This was Mr. Me-Too's favorite moment.)

And that, my friends, was our day. See you at the fair next year!


Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Looks like fun!

LOL, and YES I know what you mean about the kids getting excited over a yellow bus. My lil homeschoolers still get excited to see it come down the road.

Melissa said...

Oh it looks like you all had a great time! What a trooper you are to haul them all there and pull them around in the wagon! So Cute! I bet you were tired and slept well that night!

HeatherOz said...

You were brave to take them all by yourself! Looks like everyone had fun!

PropellerHeadMom said...

That looks like a ton of fun! I love summer fairs. Great job taking the kids all by yourself. I only have 2 boys and that totally stresses me out! Have a great weekend!

Kathy said...

Thanks for the pictures of three of the four (soon to be 5!) cutest kids in the whole world!