Fair 2011

Monday, we headed off to the fair here in Raleigh!  The Fair is a BIG occurrence  in these parts. Every year there are thousands of people who travel far and wide to attend.  The Fair is also a highlight to my kids year!  They look forward to it, anticipate which rides they will ride, and wonder if they will be tall enough! lol  They talk about the Fair year round, and the stories get bigger and better with each tell.  Yes, it has definitely became a family tradition, and I hope it will always be.  This year, to save Mom’s and Dad’s pocket book, the kids saved their money for rides and any treats they wanted.  (I think it made them appreciate the value of money more, maybe not!) Caleb was loaded, he had saved his birthday money! The first thing he decided to do was get into the gravity ball.  (Hey, this is science, right?!)

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His face says it all!  His hands were tied down, his feet were in bands, and he had the support that came over him buckled between his legs.

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He looks a little in disbelief!  “What have I gotten myself into?”

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Poor kid went round and round!

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Titus thought he was a little crazy!

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Just barely tall enough!

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This one was fun, but oh so loud!

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Tabs got to ride the bumble bees!

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She was pretty stoic the entire ride!

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Hang gliding is always fun.

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Tabs was tall enough for some of the rides.

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Bop and Tabs road the balloons.

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She had a blast!

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Jo and I waiting on the littles riding the dinosaurs!

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I think this was at the bmx show.  Lots of fun with some crazy stunts!

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Poor Tabs, she passed out at some point!  Her little legs could take no more.

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Leah and Jo decided to ride the free fall.

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They had to wait a really long time for the ride to fill up.  I’m wondering if they were wishing they could change their minds.

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Titus thought they were crazy…

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Tabs was like “are you for real!”

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They went up…

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up…

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up…

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up to the top, and then stopped!

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We were wondering if they were ever coming down.

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Then with a whoosh, they were down!

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Bop,

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Seth,

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and Leah all decided to ride the mechanical bull.

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Oh my, It has been a while since I laughed that hard!

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They were quite the entertainment!

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Leah was determined she wasn’t coming off!  She was on there so long, the guy didn’t want want to give her a second turn!

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By the time Leah finally fell off the second time, quite a crowd had gathered!

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Tidy had his share of “fair” food.

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Some he liked, some he did not!  lol

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This was the first time I actually got to see the water wall on.

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By the end of the day, everyone was worn out and ready to watch the final pig race.

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We only had to wait an hour for it to start.

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We were getting a little restless…

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Titus walked on some really hard rocks…

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And the pig races began!

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Caleb got to be the cheer leader for our  section!  He was just a little happy!

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We had a great day, and are already looking forward to next year!

2 thoughts on “Fair 2011

  1. Looks like you all had a swell day! Can’t believe they rode that free fall! I would still be trying to find my stomach – lol!! Fun Family Time; no better memories.

  2. I can’t believe some of the things they dared to do! LOVED hearing Titus’ and Tabs’ thoughts. 😉 Looks like it was a very fun day.

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