Friday, August 22, 2008

A Fun Family Day

On Saturday we wanted to do something fun. Our visits with Daddy are so short and far in between that we needed this time to be something other than cleaning for an Open House or chores. We chose to go to the Westfield Fair. Boy was it a great choice! We had a fantastic time. It was the perfect fit for us - not too far away, not too big, not too small, and not too much $.

Walking Into the Fair
Notice Bugs is holding Boo's hand? Love these moments!

As many of your know Bugs LOVES chickens! He simply had to say hello to these ladies.

Witness Protection Program? Just kidding!

There was a stall where the kids could safely pet all the animals.

The kids even got to feed them & it only cost me 50 cents!

This calf was precious.

Elvis really enjoyed feeding all the various animals.

Why, hello!

Hey, UP There!

This cow kept bellowing at us from the next stall over. Not sure what she was so upset about but she had a lot to say!

Finally his face! Lol!

The Bunnies Were Precious

Watching Sister

The Army had this cool climbing wall set up. It was free but there was a long line. Boo wanted to go and we were all eager to see her climb.

Here She Goes!

She almost made it to the top! The guy told her she made it a lot higher than most of the climbers. That made her feel 10 ft. tall!

Then she did some push-ups in order to win a little football. I was so proud of her for stepping out of her shell and doing both the wall & the push-ups!

A Full View of the Wall

This Thing was Cool

We never go on the rides b/c frankly it's way too expensive. This time since it was an extra special outing with Daddy we splurged.

This was Bugsy's first time on the carousel. He wasn't one bit afraid and had the best time. He grinned the entire ride! I think I did too watching his enjoyment. I let him pick what he wanted to ride & he chose this reindeer.

What a Family!
After the older kids finished their ride Bugs' was still going. They came over and every time he came around they cheered like crazy. Bugs thought this was the best thing going. He was the most popular kid on the carousel!

Elvis & I went on the Ferris Wheel. At first Boo was going to go but she got scared of how high it was. I didn't want Elvis to miss out so I went with him. He loved it! I haven't been on one since I was a kid and it used to be my favorite ride. Oh it was fun! Sweet Pea took pics for us.

We ended up with 3 extra tickets so Dave took Bugs back on the carosel while I was on the ferris wheel with Elvis. This time Bugs chose a rooster. I think he would have ridden that ride all day if we had let him. =)

Next we went to watch the Demolition Derby. Here is Bugs exclaiming over all the cars crashing.

This is what I had been looking forwrad to! LOVED IT!

This was Elvis' favorite.

Toothless Grin

What a Ham!
This was Sweet Pea & My Favorite

Oh Man!
While towing the car off the lot the truck rammed it right into the cement barrier! Ouch!


Round #2


See the front tire? He was barely wobbling out of there.

The van was nearby so we walked over for a water break while the cars got ready for their final free-for -all round.

Glug, Glug, Glug

Waiting for the Final Round

We were in a different spot this time so I didn't get clear pics. But I was happy to be able to sit down! =)

Watching the Excitement
In a nutshell this last round was for anyone that could get their car back in the ring. Then they had a big free for all and the last car running was the winner.

The Winner Standing On His Car
You can't see it from this pic but Sweet Pea's & my favorite was the winner! We were thrilled b/c this car was raising $ for a little boy with cancer. I'm so happy this $ went to this brave little boy.

At the end Sweet Pea used some of the $ we gave her for a ride to buy her siblings a toy. Wasn't that sweet?

Green! Her favorite color!

Bugs had me in stitches! He was swinging this thing around like a madman. It would ricochet off his head, off his legs, fly through the air, one time he almost wrapped it around an electric wire he threw it so high (he wasn't holding on to it then).........none of it phased him. He just kept on going!

Going Crazy
Dave stood nearby so as to protect passersby. LOL!

Playing with Daddy

We saw lots of exhibits, ate a budget friendly lunch, had cotton candy & had an overall blast.
Definitely a day for the memory book!

1 comment:

MOMMY said...

WOW What a fun day!!!!!

I am interested in hearing more about your frugal lunch at the fair. Unless we bring our own food I can never seem to spend less than $30 on lunch for all of us!

Last year at the Big E then kids brough PBJ, juice boxes, and snacks because they hardly eat the fair food. We were thinking of going to the fair this weekend but are holding out until the Big E is back-it is my favorite.