Wednesday, July 20, 2011

All's Fair in Love and Carnival Games


We took our annual family outing to the exhibition surprisingly enough Levi went with us.  He ditched us by the time we were at the front gates as he met up with a girl and he was WAY to cool to be seen with his family.  Little did he know that we were running behind him to catch up!
 I asked Pat earlier in the day, "So, what's on the menu for the ex?"  His reply, " More like what's not on the menu?"  We barely made it in the gates and we were getting free chips and pops. 
 Levi found another girl to go through the haunted house with.  He was amazed we managed to catch up with him.  I went to a psychic at the fair who told me my oldest son was going to pick a career that suprised me and that he would be a protector.  I thought that was interesting as Levi has recently talked about an interest in the RCMP. 
 Remember Levi Mommy is always watching.  Muhhahahahaha!
 The fearless duo makes it out in one piece.
 Followed by big brother Levi. 
 I feel my stomach turn a little as my babies are hoisted hundreds of feet in the air and spun around with only a lose bolt between them and the ground bellow.  What happened to me I use to be fearless and daring riding all the rides now I have to look away! Yes the motherhood gene has taken hold of my brain. 
 Are you sure I am to short to ride this ride? 

 My babies!!!
 This is a little better pace for poor Mama's heart. 

 Carson finds a friend! We haven't seen you in ages MB!
 Daddy's Princess!
 I didn't even get a wrist band so it was Dad on the rides all day.  I was behind the camera. 
 Great to see the kids getting along!
 Taking in some of the animal and 4-H portion of the fair. 

 Carson is a ladies man!

Little miss Ellie May!

 The kids had a big visit with "Boss Hog" after the Ken Jen show.  They do celebrity pig racing at fairs across Canada and the animals are named after local celebrities and politicians! 
 Ellie tells him she is 2!
 So cute!
 Carson on a scary ride. 
 Even the ATM is fun!
 Party on Pat!
 I just realized how dirty Kelsey's feet are. 
 Yup you are going to need a bath. 
 The face of someone loving the fair. 
 The face when we tell them it's time to leave the fair. 
 When you play against your kids do you ever just let them win?  Let's see if Pat is that kind of Dad. 
 Nope Dad is the winner!
 But then he gives the prize to his princess.  Points for that. 
 One last bit to eat before we go.  The final tally was Popcorn Chicken, Wurly Chips, Corn Dogs, Pretzel, Chips, SnoCones, Mini Donuts, Elephant Ears, Lemonade, Fudge, Candied Nuts,  Popcorn.  And that was just Pat ;)
 Messy Faces and Fingers.  We should find one of our good friends wearing a white jacket and tell the kids to hug her. 
 As luck would have it there is one now.  And yes she's a cougar!
 The friendly staff of Golden West Radio always supporting our local events!
 Let's clean up before we go.  It was another great year!  Now home for tubs and Pepto Bismol. Of course we will have to come back for Levi as he was too cool to leave at 9 which meant mom had to set her alarm for midnight and then while driving to get him hit a deer and dented the van!  See you again next year. 

1 comment:

Kristin said...

On a side note to your midway visit....I had the opportunity to meet the owners of West Coast Amusement while they were in Estevan. They have hearts of gold and are amazing people :) They helped me do free tickets for the flood victims of our area. Keep supporting them :)