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Saturday, September 6, 2008

2008 County Fair

Okay, so I'm slowly getting caught up on my summer posts.....and I'll continue on with events at the Fair!

First of all, I would just like to thank Janice Hansen for telling me all about submitting stuff for Scouts to be judged, and helping me through the process. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of anything we entered, either for Jacob or myself, but at least we entered! Jacob got three blue ribbons and one red ribbon. I (along with Mindy, because she made it with me) got a red ribbon for a blanket we stitched for Jessica's new baby. It's adorable, and one of my favorite ones yet! She was out of town, and it's in the midle of the summer, so I knew she wouldn't need it. I had her hubby bring it over before he left to go up to meet her, and I took it the next day to submit it. Sadly, on the closing day of the fair, when you go to pick up your entries, Jacob's Bionicle entry had been stolen from another kid. I guess their judges/supervisors weren't entirely on the ball, and let some kid have it without the claim ticket - which you're SUPPOSED to have before you can pick anything up. Jacob was understandably upset, but I don't think it will deter him or me from entering again next year. It's a good experience!

Moving along, I took these pictures one day when I took the kids to the fair without Doane. I'll have to motivate myself to post the picture we had taken, because it's funny, but for now, here are the kids enjoying the rides and their prize - which I won for them....

This is Dean enjoying his first ride, and I say enjoying because the ride hasn't started yet.

After the ride started, Dean wasn't too sure, but he toughed it out. =I decided that maybe I should send him on the next ride sitting by his big brother Jacob, with Patrick in the car ahead of them. Apparently that wasn't a good idea, either, because he only lasted once around the track before the operator stopped it so Dean could get off, and Patrick escaped with him. So just Jacob ended up enjoying that ride!

After the roller coaster fiasco, Dean was done with rides. We went over to a ball toss, where if you make it in, you get a goldfish. Each of the boys got WELL over the number of balls they were actually allowed, and of course none of them made it in. So I took the last ball or two, and made one in. As a reward, the attendant picked out FOUR goldfish for us. Pretty cool, huh?

Jacob and Patrick wanted to use their last tickets to go on this balloon ride, and I got a LOT of pictures of it, but it's kind of hard to make the camera phone take the picture while the ride is going around, so this is the best shot I could get of the two sitting together in the balloon basket...

That is until I took a picture of them after the ride stopped - duh for me!

And that concludes our adventures at the fair - until I become un-lazy and scan the picture we had taken at the old-time photos. Hope you've enjoyed another addition of our summer fun!


Jess said...

Fun Times!!! Thanks for the amazing gold fish, so far so good :)

Korbi said...

I'm so sad we missed all the fair fun! Argh!

The Petersons said...

My question is: Are the goldfish still alive? And yes, please post the old time photos. I love those!

Mindy said...

Woo Hoo Ribbons all around!