Monday, October 26, 2009

The Fair and The Party

Here it is, right in your face. 50% of the reason we went to the State Fair. Jumbo corn-dog. It was lip-smacking good.

Oh, who are we kidding? Corn dogs are 90% of the reason we went to the fair. It's inevitable that you'll get a little mustard on your face when eating a corn dog.

You'll also get a little powdered sugar on your face when you eat some funnel cake. It'll get on your shirt too. And your pants. And on your stroller. And there will be a little bit in your hair. It's good eatin' though, so no worries.

Spencer LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the animals. We let him out of the stroller and he ran from cage to cage petting them. The KKK must be hard up for members. They're letting sheep join.

The petting zoo was a lot of fun. Spencer made contact with every animal in there. He was very gentle too. He must remember our daily reminders that Ginger doesn't like being smacked around or having her tail pulled.

This llama gave me the stink eye. I was as nervous as can be that Spencer was going to get kicked to Timbuktu. Oh. My. God. How cute is this newborn pig? I actually don't know that it's a newborn. It could be a midget 12 year old. But he was awfully tiny.

These pigs were sleeping peacefully and then some nasty lady dug them out of the hay to get a better picture. Rude. Hey nasty lady, how would you like it if I came to your house at 3 am and pulled you out from under the covers and started flashing my camera at you?

The cow licked Spencer's hand right after this picture. He screeched with delight. It was the best moment of, well, just about ever. Not such a big fan of cotton candy. I wanted to get something deep fried for dessert. I wasn't sure what. I decided on this: A deep fried Reese's Whipped Bar.
I was a little scared of it at first. Then I bit in. Heaven on earth. Really. Spencer and Michael shared a sno cone. It put our food bill at $50 for the night. After the fair we headed over to Joshua and Amy's for their annual Halloween party. I didn't get many pictures.

This is Joshua. He had a magic sword. We didn't decide to go to the party until that day. We needed quick, free costumes. We went as "the family in pajamas". Just chillin' in jammies. Isn't this the best costume ever. Shireen is 8 months pregnant. They came up with this idea, I think, as soon as she got the positive test. The original. Weekend activitites of the near future:

Halloween Night and then the zoo with Chelesa and her kids

Fall Spectacular dinner with Maryellen and John

My mom's 60th birthday party

(P.S. I did some research about fixing my blog feed on my friends blogs to make sure it updates. The solution for a lot of people having the same problem was to add yourself to the list of blogs you follow. I did it. It worked for awhile. We'll see if it's a permanent solution. I didn't want yout to think I was conceited for adding my own blog!)


Maryellen said...

Hey Natalie, just popped in to see if you've updated and you have. I promise to read it tomorrow. I'm very very sleepy right now.

I love your pictures.


The Yager Family said...

SO fun! I love a good fair, and I love fair food!
PS your blog updated once, to Flashback Friday, and then not again :( Still, I love love love it!

Maryellen said...

Great post my friend! I laughed several times. That llama really was giving you the stink eye.

It's so exciting that John and I are part of your Fall festivities.