Sunday, September 14, 2008

Utah State Fair

The first and the last. This always sounds like such fun to me, so I got discount tickets and convinced Barry that it'd be a fun family activity. Away we went. What a disappointment! As a teenager I loved going to the fair. I guess you're more concerned with finding good-looking members of the opposite sex to flirt with and riding the dodgy rides than with seeing things as they really are at these places: toothless ride attendants, pervy-looking balloon clowns, extortionary food prices, and scary-looking people all around. We tried to make sure our kids had a good time by masking our own displeasure. But I'm quite sure we won't be rushing to do this again.

Addy on the carousel horse

This was a cute little "farmer's market" kind of thing for the kids. They wore these cute little aprons and had their own little baskets to go through the farm collecting eggs from the chickens, fruit and veggies from the garden, milking a cow, brushing a sheep, riding on tractors, and things like that. At the end, they "sold" their goods and got to go to the shop to spend their money on something. That was the best part of the fair.

Lauren trying to ride the John Deere

Addy and Lauren by the sheep

Barry and the girls by a cow

7 comments:

The Edwards Family said...

I know the feeling, all you want to do is wash your hands over and over again.

Luana said...

It may not be so much fun as adults, but it is a different experience altogether for children. So it wasn't wasted time and money because it was wonderful for the kids. Addy looks so grown up Brittany. I only knew her as a chubby chubby baby and now look at her. Your house looks really nice. The fruits of our labors are much more appreciated than ready made perfection. Don't you think so?

The Stancliff Family said...

Wow! You have been busy posting. As you saw, I got WAY behind also--I still have some catching up to do. Lauren's hair is darling! And your house looks great! Do you have the Hawaii plans in place? I have a few suggestions...I'll call you when the little rascals give me a chance!

Wilde Family said...

I can't believe how red Lauren's hair is! She looks so much like Barry now, especially in the last picture. Sorry the fair was such a bummer though.

Marissa said...

I know what you mean. I think we may just go to the petting zoo at Thanksgiving Point... much cleaner.

Jen said...

The fair always seems like a good idea... but is rarely worth the crowds, money and heat. We keep going though...I guess since it only comes around once a year, we forget how yucky it really is!

kmmathews said...

Kellin says, "HI ADDY!! I MISS YOU!!"