Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Fair Evening


Can you see us up there?? A visit to the county fair was in order over the weekend. My hope was that if we visited the county fair, we could avoid the more expensive and crowded, Nebraska State Fair in two weeks. I'm not sure if that will happen, but it was a lovely evening, so we headed to the fair on Saturday evening. The rides are rather limited -- which is good -- because I am not very brave and luckily for me, neither is Maddy. We went on the Ferris Wheel -- wheeee!! Even that rather tame ride turned my tummy a little bit at first. I kept repeating to myself "don't look down" throughout the ride and that seemed to help.

Then Rick and Maddy went on the Spinning Strawberry- whooohoo!! The rides were fun, but it was Maddy's real goal to win more stuffed animals! Who knows why...since we seem to have about every stuffed animal ever produced! She did win a couple of little ones and the Rickster promised they'd go back again today with Connor to try and win bigger ones. Oh joy! Can you tell how thrilled I am at the thought!! Just what we need (not)! Anyway, it was a fun evening and even a little cool out. Last weekend it was 100 degreees -- this weekend at the fair in the 70s! Not to worry though, I'm sure the high 90 temps will be back in time for school to start in another 10 days --not that I'm counting or anything!

15 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening!!!

My Nick is not a big fan of rides either!!

Rick and Maddy look like they had fun on the strawberry!

Lisa said...

rides are not my thing either but sounds like you had lots of fun. I am with you on the stuffed animals. I think they reproduce when I am not looking!!

Kim said...

I'm with ya on rides. I almost got sick on Dumbo! How sad is that?

Can't wait to hear how many of those wonderful stuffed animals come home tonight :-)

Shari said...

Sounds like you guys had a great evening at the fair!! The weather was great for an evening there!

This is the story said...

Good for you for even going on the Ferris Wheel! I'm such a chicken and they make me sick to my stomach! :) Thank goodness for the 70 degree weather. 100 degrees at a fair would not be good. :) Enjoy those last 10 days of summer!
Lucy

Jake and Taryn said...

I LOVE your fair pictures! Especially the strawberry picture! There are some pretty cute "fair" themed digital scrapbook kits! :)

P.S.-LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture of Maddy in your last post! That is such a GREAT picture of her!

Christy said...

How fun!! I love county fairs. Ours here in LA comes in September and I cant wait. We always go at least once or twice while it is here. Always a great time and love the food. I always get a funnel cake and the big turkey leg.

I use to be a huge ride person but as I have gotten older I get sick on spinny rides.

Anwyay glad you had fun!!!

Christy :)

Bella's momma said...

Your night sounds wonderful!!!

Jodee Leader said...

Looks like a fun night at the fair! The weather was perfect. I would love that strawberry ride!

Erin said...

You do lots of fun things together. It inspires me... I need to get my mojo back for the last lazy days of summer!

Kate said...

I think I want to move to Nebraska!!! That just looks like fun right up my alley! We almost moved to Council Bluffs Iowa once....is that close to Omaha???


But alas...we are across the country and this samll town gal at heart will still pine for a good county fair somewhere...

Looks like lots of fun!

Kate

Bridget said...

It looks like a fun evening. I would love the Ferris Wheel - but I can't handle the spinning rides. As always Maddy looks so cute and looks like she is having a great time. Glad you are enjoying nice weather - we are as well. Hope you're having a good week!

- Bridget

Cindi said...

Fun, Fun!!

Beautiful daughter..... look forward to reading more of your blog.

Wanted to thank you for commenting on our blog during our travel to China... I'm just now feeling human again, after GREAT jetlag!

Lisa said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun!! What great memories for Maddy!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

County fairs are the best! I just went to our county's parade and got a healthy dose of Americana...I loved it! Looks like you did the same. Your blog is so sweet, I have enjoyed looking around. Thanks so much for coming to visit mine! :)
-Carrie