Ok, so our day at the fair was weeks ago but still… Look how cute!
Our little stinker loves the fair and so does her Gaga! So every year we pile in the truck, drive down to the fair grounds and spend way too much money on food and rides that are in now way health for us, ha!
I easily rationalize our gluttonous behavior with the fact that we park far away from the entrance and walk for hours, so even with me eating a huge turkey drumstick and ice cream; the fair’s famous apple pie for Gaga and Grace and Georgia’s extra long corndog, it’s a total wash. No calorie counting for us! Not on fair day anyway. :)
This year our gal was a brave little one! She was not only wiling but also excited to climb up and get strapped into this big trampoline jumper and she didn’t get frightened once. Georgia on the other hand was freaking out the entire time, haha! I wanted to sling shot Grace higher while G wanted her off, so she ended up having a blast jumping at a reasonable and “safe” height.
We went to visit the Ronald McDonald’s Farm, which is a family favorite every year! With this being the Bean’s 3rd year visiting the fair, she looked like a total pro and knew exactly what she wanted to do during our visit. We checked out her favorite animals, climbed tractors, rode bikes, got our faces painted and gathered eggs and produce from different areas of the farm. We found a couple of really awesome books for the Bean and I was happy to see that instead of the farmers passing out sugary snacks like usual, they gave out apple slices this year. It was good to know our gal ate at least one health thing that day… ;)
Last year when we visited the fair Grace was dealing with some serious terrible twos and was newly potty trained, so our visit was pretty quick. This year we had a 3 ½ year old who can still be rather moody at times but doesn’t have to run to the bathroom every 30 minutes and has been tantrum free since early summer. Because of this, we decided to brave the mid-way for the first time and try out a few rides.
Normally I’m one to steer clear of the mid-way because it’s crowded, dirty and a lot of the rides look like they’re falling apart… But after reading that the fair grounds got a facelift and most of the kiddie rides were new, we gave it a try.
In a nutshell, Grace had an absolute blast. We spent the equivalent of a car payment from beginning to end but it was totally worth it. Such a fun day!