First, I bought a new lens! Eeep! I didn’t mean to, but I went to get a new cover because I lost my old one and then he asked me if there was anything else I needed, so I mentioned I wanted a 35mm lens and he had a 28mm lens for $250 and the next thing I knew I had handed my credit card over. I’d been debating returning it, but I used it at the Fair and ohmygod I’m in love with it. It’s exactly what I need for days like this. And it’s way cheaper than upgrading my camera body so why not?
So yes, the Fair. This year I’d done my research. I knew where the new food was and what I wanted to try, and I even downloaded the app. If you don’t have some sort of plan around food, you just end up eating pronto pups, french fries, and cheese curds and that is no fun at all. We were ready.
As we walked into the fair there was a dog agility thing going on. It was cool, but a lot of barking that early in the morning so instead we headed towards the coffee. Luckily, the coffee place also served mini cinnamon rolls and next door to that was the smoothie place. Perfection. After that my dad and I took the girls to watch some guys sing while my mother bought SIX bags of mini donuts. Because it was 3/$10 so why not get 6! The worst part of it is that we only brought home one little bag, so we ate most of them.
We knocked out the rides right away before things got too crowded. It’s so nice to know that the girls are going to enjoy the rides and not feel like each one is a crap shoot.
Caden enjoyed them a little more than Laney did.
They split up for one ride. Caden really wanted to do these spinny balloons and Laney wanted to ride the bumper boats. Luckily for Caden, Amanda is all in for the spinning.
One of my favorite exhibits is the Miracle of Life building. In it are a bunch of pregnant or just delivered animals. The babies are adorable and I feel for the pregnant mamas, especially the ones that give birth for an audience.
Photographic evidence of why I can’t bring myself to eat lamb. Unlike most other animals, they’re cute. Super cute.
After stopping for fried pickles and deep fried mashed potatoes (highly recommend, wow were they good), we headed for our last hurrah – The Giant Slide. We all volunteered to ride down with Laney, but she didn’t want to go down. Caden did though! Amanda rode with her. At the top the worker said “Are you ready?” and Caden said “YEAH!” No fear for Caden.
Seriously, this kid slays me.