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!


Jax 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!