Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Family Night at the State Fair

On Monday night for FHE, we surprised the kids at went to the State Fair. The kids had a ball: riding the carnival rides, looking at the animals, eating treats, watching the chinese acrobats perform, taking in all the sights and using all their senses!

Ryan found a promotional thing on their website where you can get 3 free ride vouchers if your child reads (or draws a picture of) 3 books. You can find it here. You can't use it on the "big" rides though.

This was the first year Big D has gone on the "big" rides. I thought for sure he was going to toss his cookies, but he was okay. He was so proud of himself. He even went on the big roller coaster.

Miss P was unsure about it all in the beginning, but squealed with delight when she saw these Care Bears!

O-dog is in the forced smile phase. But still cute! He couldn't get enough of the roller coasters and was so mad he was too little to go on the big one with Ryan and Big D.

I wish I had more pictures, but I forgot to charge the battery so the camera died halfway through the evening. On our way out we each got to pick a treat. The kids got ice cream. Old traditions die hard and I had to have a warm funnel cake with strawberries on top! Then I made Ryan buy me some cotton candy.

The end.


Amanda said...

I'm glad you had fun!

I love funnel cakes!! And, for some reason they are just always better at the State Fair! ; )

kristin said...

I always get a funnel cake with Strawberries too! Except I get one every time we go to a theme park as well. They're just so dang good! I'd hate to see the fat content in them though!
We're still debating the fair. The kids always want to do EVERYTHING and it turns into quite the money pit. Glad you guys had fun!!

Tbone said...

Wow, I wish we did FHE like you guys do FHE...

Usually I play the opening song and sing it at the same time, we have a prayer, a short lesson, a closing song, closing prayer, and then if I made dessert, we have that too.