State Fair 2011

This year the state fair was just perfect. Cool weather and low on the crowdage scale, plus tickets were half off because of Irene!

We saw plenty of animals, some of which were only 2 hours old:

And played in the straw maze:

And in a big sandbox full of soybeans! (When we next went to the potty and I undressed her, soybeans went spilling everywhere).

Josh snapped a surprise belly shot – and yes this was before the fried food.

This year Sofía was tall enough to ride the 36″ rides by herself. We let her choose and she was very deliberate in making her choices, just like her mommy. It also meant our tickets went twice as far, which was awesome.

And for lunch – fried food of course! What else are fairs for?! Sofía got her first deep-fried candy – she chose buckeyes!

Molten peanut butter and chocolate and deep-fry crunch… of which I could have none, sigh. She and Josh together could only eat 3. I had french fries and a fajita-less turkey fajita. But I felt full and alert long after these two were sugar-crashing.

Last year it was sooooo hot and we left grumpy and exhausted. But this year… perfect.

3 Responses to “State Fair 2011”

  1. Jess Says:

    i *love* sophia’s sunglasses! it looks like you guys had a great time. also, congrats on all your canning this year! just reading about it makes me exhausted!

  2. Heidi Says:

    Yay, more Sofia pictures. Looks like you had a really good time. Rides, even. She’s growing up…
    a 2 hours old calf! bet she loved it.
    So glad she is being exposed to all this stuff.

  3. Jenny Says:

    What a great time you all had! Sofia is growing up so fast. You look great D.

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