Wednesday, September 19, 2012

State Fair!

One of the great things about being back in the US is getting to experience all the cultural things we did while we were growing up.  We didn't go to the state fair every year, but I do remember going several times when I was a kid.  We just happened to be in Kansas the week that the Kansas State Fair was happening!  So we were so excited to take the kids to see what it was all about.

We didn't get too many pictures, because it was raining most of the day.  But we started out at the livestock halls.  We saw all varieties of pigs, goats, sheep, and watched a few of the judging rounds where groups were inspected and competed.  We got up close and personal with some of the goats, and one of the owners allowed Luke to try and milk a goat. : )  He sure did get some milk to squirt out strongly, but his aim was off... he missed the bucket and shot his sister!  We all had a great laugh about that for awhile!  : )

We also got to see all kinds of chickens, hens, roosters, and rabbits.  I think the rabbits were our favorite part.  We saw all varieties of turkeys, and we saw a pig race!  There was arts and crafts room set up, and the kids spent a good chunk of time in there building rocket ships from all kinds of materials they had available.

And, of course, one of the best things about the state fair is.... the food.  We all enjoyed things like corn dogs, frito chili pie, and burgers, as well as fried pickles!  It was a great day!  Especially since we stopped in Yoder and got some famous Yoder cinnamon rolls for breakfast on the way! : )

Lots of fun memories being made! : )

Meryn's first corn dog! Big hit....

Luke and Kiryn's first sack cloth slide.  Whoa.  They loved this.  We would have loved to let them go down again and again, but it was $3 per slide per person.  WHAT in the WORLD?!?! 

Levi got to go down on Dad's lap, and Luke and Kiryn excitedly greet him at the bottom to share in the awesomeness of the slide. : ) 

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