We had heard fun things about the Evergreen County Fair, which is only
15 minutes away from our house, so while Luke's mom was here visiting we
decided to try it out. It was a crazy adventure because we had to squish
into Luke's Jetta because my car was out of commission (that's a whole
other story in itself) AND it was raining so we weren't even sure we
wanted to go. But we attempted the drive and when we arrived it stopped
raining so we decided to go inside and check it out.
had a bunch of these painted head cut outs. Our goal was to get the kids
to take a picture in each of them. This is the only one we got. lol We
decided it was too much of a hassle to get the kids in and out of the
stroller for these silly pictures. But these turned out pretty cute.
had a TON of animals. There was an area full of chickens, cows, pigs,
dogs, and more. They had this really cute saddle for the kids to sit on
and take pictures in the cow buildings.
We also came home with a few things. Luke's mom took Alyssa to browse
the shops while Luke and I finished eating lunch and they came back with
an animal balloon. I'll never forget the look on Alyssa's face when she
came back to show us what she had. She was so excited about her balloon.
We didn't capture the look on camera, but one of these days I'll get it.
I don't usually buy things at fairs, but I've seen this hair comb thing
before and so I had the lady "do" my hair and we collectively liked it
and decided to get it. :) It's been a couple weeks now and I still like
it! We didn't get a good picture of it either, but it looks really neat.
I would have LOVED to come home with this bear in a tree thing, but
maybe we can make our own when we cut down a couple of trees in our yard
this winter! :)
This was the very first time Alyssa has ever WANTED to pet animals.
We've gone to several different petting-zoo type places before and she
has always been very afraid. But not this time, she went right up to pet
the baby cows, goats & sheep. The baby cows were sooo cute! We even had
a hard time getting her to want to leave. Poor Evan was so tired that he
wasn't able to stay awake long enough to go to the petting-zoo. Grandma
stayed behind to watch him in the stroller, but she was still able to
peek through the fence to watch Alyssa. :)
The entrance to the petting-zoo part was actually really cool. They had
a maze/scavenger hunt set up for the kids. They were given a basket and
then had to collect certain things like eggs from underneath the
chickens, potatoes half buried in the dirt, apples from a wooden apple
tree and they even got to milk a fake cow!
On our way out we decided that we couldn't leave without kettle corn and
blackberry frozen lemonade. As soon as we got our yummy treats it began
to POUR rain. We huddled under a booth for a little while and then
decided to make a mad dash for the car. It was an exciting ending to our
day at the fair.