Thursday, October 7, 2010

The State Fair of Texas - October 6, 2010

"A fair is a veritable smorgasbord orgasbord orgasbord
After the crowds have ceased
Each night when the lights go out
It can be found on the ground all around
Oh, what a ratly feast!" --Templeton the rat, Charlotte's Web
I just had to quote Templeton because he knows how to describe the fair oh so well. Yesterday we busted our kindergartner out of school and took her to the fair! Nathan took a 1/2 day off from work and Miss Gabby watched Carson for us so the big kids could play. And play we did! We had the best day. The weather was absolutely perfect and it was just one of those days where everything went right.
Alex was in fair heaven! She was amazed by the sights and shows. We enjoyed the Doberman Talent Show but the Tropical Bird Show took the cake. As you all know our Alex is crazy about birds, so this was a highlight for sure.

The rides were a total blast! Alex is big enough to ride most of the rides now so that made the day even better. She was a thrill seeker! I love that we have such a brave girl. She had both hands up before they even put her belts on. It was hilarious. Alex kept saying,"More, more! Faster, bigger, let's go!" There was no convincing her...she was all in from the minute we arrived.

We loved the Lone Star Ferris wheel of course and the cotton candy was sticky and delicious. I have so many memories at the State Fair and this year just adds to them. Yea for an incredible day. Here are our pics:

We are ready to go

Alex loved the petting zoo
Here she is begging for more feed

Feeding some of the animals

Alex & Mommy in line for the Lone Star

Alex loved being up so high

You can see downtown behind us

View of the Cotton Bowl, aka "Cotton Ball," if you ask Alex

Enjoying the bird show

Alex wanted to make sure we captured each photo (here she is telling us to take the picture)

Alex & Mommy on a roller coaster

Alex flying

See...I wasn't kidding about her hands always being up

Alex shows off her winnings from the Midway

Alex loved the Enchanted Maze

A view of the Lone Star at night

Our final picture
Here is a video of Alex and Daddy on one of the fast rides:

If you can't view the video, click here:

I absolutely love this video!
Good times...good times.


Sally said...

yes, LOVE that video!!! ha ha. :) and of course she'd love that burrrdddd show. :) she is so stinkin cute, and getting to be such a big girl.
so glad ya'll had fun!! where was carson?
love love!

shannon houlihan said...

Fun pictures!! What a great time!