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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Fun At the Fair!!!

We have had a busy summer. It seems like at the beginning of it all I got done was mowing!! Our place looked better than it ever has and I actually got some flowers to survive. We have bad soil and salty water, so I have to plant everything in containers and water with "good" water...but with all the rain I used buckets and caught most of the water for the plants and they thrived.. I was so proud!! lol
We did get to the lake, my last post, and then just a couple of weeks later was a small fair the the neighboring community where I grew up!! It is a nice small fair and everyone knows everybody and it is just a blast for the kids, they all get to ride the horses and enter the rodeo for $1 an event and it's great to see all your family and friends. We have tagged it "The World's Fair" and it is good homegrown fun.
Ash was so excited for the fair, they have a 'stick horse' race for the tiny tots and they all get a ribbon no matter what and Ashley bought her a trusty steed at our garage sale for $1!!! His name is Brownie! and he is FAST!!! A few years ago at the fair when Ash did the stick horse race for the first time, she got gone with her turn and came and told me that her horse ran away with her, which was so funny, since she is the one doing the running!!! Anyway...here are some of the pictures from the fair. Good times!! Brandon didn't feel good, so he didn't make any of the pictures that I have. Poor guy was having allergy issues and slept in Grandma and Grandpa camp trailer most of the day!! :(.



YES SHE DRESSED HERSELF!!


Running as fast as she can!!


Made the run and didn't break the pattern!!



Sometimes things do go as planned at the fair!! I love this shot. This is my niece Paige, she had just finished up showing her chickens, I even got to help. She did get first in her division, but lost over all to a pigeon!!! She was heartbroken and her daddy, my brother Scott was there for love and support!!!! She did a great job and we were all very proud of her!!!

The bigger County Fair starts here this week and it has a carnival with rides.. the kids are excited about it... I'll get pictures and do another post...
BUT DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH!! I have been kind of slow, but I really appreciate all of you that follow me and check in on me.. I'll get better once it slows down when school starts... I have been sewing a lot too and have that to share with you too!!! Keep looking I may surprise you!!

7 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Aww...can you believe a pigeon won?? Bless her heart...heartbreak at a young age is tough...but that picture is really sweet.

~Star Spangled Pretties~ said...

Sounds like you all had a great time at the fair(except for poor Brandon!). I can't believe the pigeon won instead of chickens, who would have thought! I agree, summertime is just too busy- can't wait for it all to slow down so I can breathe! LOL.

Jody

theolde stone house said...

Some of my favorite memories from my childhood was going to our county fair. It's always the last week of August and we went to see everyone the week before school started. I go now and take my girls. They love it. Thanks for the trip with you. It makes me anxious for our fair.

Rhonda

Judy said...

O how I used to love the county fairs. I've still got all the ribbons I won over the years. Hope you've been busy crafting! Fall will be here soon and I could use a new lamp!
Judy

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

What fun family time! Sorry that your son wasn't feeling well enough to enjoy himself. I hope he is better by now.

I laughed out loud about your daughter's stick pony running off! LOL! I hope you write that one down in her baby book. Kids can say and do the cutest things!

It's good to see a post from you, but family time is so much more important than blogging. So go ahead and enjoy it while you can. Time has a way of getting away from us.

Have a great day!

"The Othermother" said...

I love your blog...very nice...and your prims are great!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.