Friday, August 14, 2009

Project 356, Day 212 (7/30/09) A fair-ly good time.

Tonight we took the kids to the Mason Co. fair for a night of sugar-induced, head-spinning action.

Our neighbor Todd, who is an Entertainment Director on the SS Badger, was kind enough to bring the kids tickets to ride Laura the elephant. They really enjoyed their time with Laura (thanks, Todd!!!).

We watched our trio ride the rides

and play games,

and even rode a couple of rides ourselves.

Some rides are always favorites, and the little Nascar ride was no exception this year.

They must've ridden that thing a dozen times. I try not to post multiple photos of the same thing in one post, but you'll have to excuse me this time. I just have to share the hilarious shots I got of Logan and Liz on this ride. Their expressions are priceless!

Logan is such a good brother to Liz. Though I don't have a photo of it, he did ride in a Pink "Barbie" car with her, and also on this pink helicopter.

As the night was coming to an end

and we were moving toward the elephant ears and cotton candy, Logan suddenly,unexpectedly, bolted onto one of the "bigger" rides.

Now, I'm trying not to be such an overprotective, paranoid mom, and he was technically big enough to ride the ride. So, I bit my tongue and crossed my fingers as the operator shoved Logan into a car with a girl and started it up.

I really, truly thought, as the ride went faster and faster, whipping around forward and backward, that this was going to end badly. As in, an 8-year-old throwing up on an innocent redheaded girl or coming off the ride crying.

But as he came off that ride...

it was apparent that, aside from being snugged up to a girl ("Ew! Cooties!" and the like), he had enjoyed every second of his wild ride.

And my heart broke a little, realizing how big he's gotten.

“If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty.” ~ Jeff Foxworthy