We went to the fair on Monday. Which is the kids idea of a good time, but it was way too hot to be my idea of a good time. Still, it was fun to see the kid's delight. And it is a cultural event in the North Country, so you can't miss it.
Merry go round top
The Ferris wheel
The kids and Justin were in one of those boats.
The sky was getting stormy
The swing ride was a big hit!
Elsie was too small to go on most of these rides. So we hung out. She also had her hair in french braids, so I made her wear a hat, since I didn't want her getting a sunburn on her hair part.
Three kids o mine. (And some one else's kid too.)
A nice Daddy
I love little moments of unprompted niceness.
I don't know this kid, but he was making the most of his little roller coaster ride.
Gilbert's enthusiasm, while Lily is blase
Giant stuffed animals are a fair staple
Balloons and face paint
Delighted Elsie on her first ride
My idea of misery
I used to love rides like this, but now, I cannot stand getting dizzy. It is a good thing the girls have their Daddy to take them on dizzy rides.
Storm rolling in and flags
The motorcycle ride Gilbert insisted on riding.
The poor kid in the backseat thought Gilbert should be steering a little more on the corners.
And then, it started pouring rain. Pouring rain.
(And that is Lily with the large inflatable princess she won at the ring the bell game.)
So we took refuge in the animal barns. The Dairy barn is one of the biggest parts of the fair.
It is quite a social occasion for farm kids. Most farms with show animals sleep in the barn by the animals, so there are cots, sleeping bags, snacks, well groomed cows, and lounging people everywhere you go.
The horse barn. Decorating is a big part of the fair.
Getting a new shoe
Petting the nice horses.
Elsie had to get a new farm girl t-shirt because her little white cotton shirt became see through after the rain. Three year olds can sort of pull that off, but... She loves her new shirt.
The ride lights started popping on in the darkness of the storm
There are a lot of leaves changing already.
Steam rising over Canada after the rain, on the way home.