Last Saturday we packed up the girls and headed out to the annual local fair.
Rides, cotton candy, games and, this year, lots o’ mud.
Ready for some Fair fun in their mandatory boots, as we were pre-warned of the mud situation by Aunt Adie.
However, in person, the muddy mess was so much worse than anyone could have ever imagined!
Here we come!
Me and my big girls.
Where the muddy messy fun began!
(Hollas: Note that my left wrist was in full fist-pumping mode!)
After Mimo kindly bought all the kids tickets, we were off!
Our first stop? The carousel.
Basic. Too basic for my Sophie.
She is our rebel, our risk taker.
Our middle child.
So she took on…..
I must be getting old, because I don’t recall them ever going quite as fast as they did this year.
But Sophie loved every zooming minute of it.
So much so, that she had a distinct “post swing” pep in her step along with the biggest smile I’ve ever seen.
Gracie and Meade cruised in the cars.
I can still hear that awful honking weird noise they make…. ehhhh ehhhh ehhhh ehhhh ehhhh ehhhh ehhhh ehhhh ehhhh.
And our final ride of the muddy evening?
The Farris Wheel of course.
Don’t tell him I said so, but Steve was a bit terrified.
He hadn’t been on a one in over 10 years and after initially being a few tickets short, a friend came up to us and gave us their extras.
Exactly the amount that we needed in order for him to be able to ride with Gracie.
Fate I tell ya.
I was able to ride with Sophie and Mia.
It’s a tradition now. As is the (unsuccessful) self photo at the top.
And finally, my favorite picture from the night.
My buddy boots overlooking Steve and Gracie on the Farris Wheel.
It sums up, rather well, why this was definitely A Fair To Remember for, not only the girls, but for Steve and I as well.
There may have been some mud scrubbing boot cleaning afterwards, but it was completely worth every spray of the hose to see my girls so happy.