Thursday, August 27, 2009

lane county fair

We got into the Fair for free with our Bi-Mart cards on Friday. It was an overcast morning, but ended up being sunny & warm by the time we left. We had gone to the Fair last year, but Finn was much younger & didn't remember. We had so much fun showing him all of the big rides like the Ferris Wheel & the Zipper + some new rides that go really high & super fast! He seemed so amazed & would have been fine with just watching other people go on rides. One of my favorite moments was when a man on stilts came up & shook Finn's hand. Afterward, he told us, "That guy was really tall!" I love to think that he really thought that guy was tall & had no idea that he was wearing stilts. ;) What a fun experience for our bright boy!


We met up with Gretchen, Josh & their boys to go on some rides! Finn's first experience on rides of any sort, so we were pretty amused by his huge grins & laughs!


Ronan & Griffin were on the motorcycle behind Finn. Ronan seemed to have a great time, but Griffin seemed quite shocked & a little concerned. :( He's a much more cautious, little boy than his older brother & cousin.


Griffin decided to pass on the canoe ride. This one cracks me up because it's slow & not too exciting, in my opinion. But I heard Ronan say, "This is really fun!" :)


Me & Kenton, waiting for the canoe to make a full circle. :)


Finn's final ride was the Dragon Wagon!


I was a little worried that he would get scared on this one, cause it's a bit faster & has a little dip + all the kids were screaming. But Finn just practiced his scream while in line & had a blast!


I had a hard time narrowing down my choice of photos from this ride because Finn had a huge smile in every shot! It was totally worth the $3 we paid for this ride to see him so happy!


And I have to include this one, for Ronan's expression alone. :)


We met up with the Greens for a quick visit & Amy took a photo of our group, minus Josh who had to go back to work after lunch.


We wrapped up our Fair experience with a walk through the farm animal exhibits. Finn & Griffin loved all the little baby animals - they're checking out the chicks here. :)

The whole walk back to the car & drive home, Finn repeated "I not want to leave the Fair" over & over. He had such a great time & was very excited to tell everyone about his fun. :) We will definitely be going again next year!

2 comments:

Jacqueroni said...

The fair is so fun, especially when you are young and it seems magical. Some of my favorite summer memories growing up involve the fair. I love the pictures of Finn on the dragon coaster. What a big kid!

hechtr said...

What great photos of the Fair! could be blue ribbon winners at next year's photo exhibit! especially that one of F&G viewing the chicks!! Love all the huge grins on all the darlin'boys! Pure Joy!
xoxox
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