Sunday, September 21, 2008

The State Fair

This is the second time attempting to post this. The first time I had it completey done, all I had to do was push post and I took a bathroom break. Braydon came in to play computer and closed the window, and erased everything. So I'm trying it again...
I decided that since I have lived in Utah for over 22 years, and have never been to the Utah State Fair, that it was time that I took the kids and went. So JD and I, along with my sister Katrina and my kids took a trip up to it. It was amazing. Not because of all the stuff there, but becuase you realize it takes all kinds to make the earth turn. We started out by checking out the animals. They had a little pony ride for the kids. Ty really wanted to ride (Braydon was too cool for the little horses) so we let her go. She got the horse named Stormy. She looked like she was having fun. Although, when the ride was done, she said that "Nana's and Papa's horses were much more fun. They went faster and they could go different places." These horses wer attached to a harness that took them aroudn in a circle.
Next we went to look at the livestock. That was so fun! It is amazing how well some of these animals are taken care of. They were bathing the cows and had fans on them keeping them cool. They brushed the goats teeth, we got to see them sheer a sheep. We also get to pet the animals. Most of them are fairly tame. They walk up to the fence and let you pet them. We also got to pet pigs, and they feel funny. They are kind of bristly. I thought they would be soft, but they're not! We went through the horse stables and got to see them too.
The next best part about the fair is the FOOD! YUM! We started out the day with foot long corn dogs and ended with deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Now, if you go to the fair for only one reason, it should be the food! Fried PB&J were delicious. They also have fried snickers and oreos, but by the time we all shared the pizza and pb&js and fries and chicken and funnel cakes, we were stuffed! We all rode some rides and them played some games. Braydon, JD and Katrina all won a great big ball. It stood at tall and Tylar! Tylar played darts and won a couple of prizes. We headed home with full tummy's and arms full of prizes. It was a great day! We will definitetly go back next year!

Ty riding a horse, Stormy.

This is the biggest cow ever! The picture does not do it justice. I now that cow in the background looks like a calf, but its not. Its about the size of the steers that they steer wrestle. This cow stood taller than me! It had to have been over 6 feet tall. HOLY COW!
Ty on the bouncing tramp. She loves to jump and she also does flips.

Braydon petting a goat. They were so friendly.

TY and Bray by one of the goats.

Ty petting a goat.

JD, Braydon, Ty and Katrina all petting a horse.

Ty getting ready to ride one of the rides. It is like the Rocket at Lagoon, except it only drops you once, and it drops you faster than the Rocket. I wish I could have gotten a picture of her face right as she came down. It was priceless! I don't think she was expecting it to do what it did, even though we watched it a few times before she went on. She is my daredevil, though, and loved it!

Braydon on bumper cars.

JD on bumper cars.

Katrina and Tylar on bumper cars.

Ambrosia...Deep fried PB&J! YUM!!! You have got to try one! Next year, I'm trying the snickers and oreos too! Fair food is the best!


Jonie said...

I have only been to the fair once in my life and I have never taken the kids. You have inspired me to do it and I am for sure getting something deep fried.

Lindsay said...

I go every year to the fair!!! I love it!! Sadly this was the first year that I have not gone.:( Sounds like so much fun!!! I was not sure about the pb@j deep fried but you convinced me I will have to try it.

Whitaker Family said...

Looks like your family had a blast! Your kids are so cute!

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