Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Great MN Get Together!!

Today Mike and I took Maggie and Gavin to the state fair. (Austin was working and Molly would have melted so we kept her at daycare today--next year she'll go with us)

What a fun filled day!!

Really, I love the State Fair. So much to look at, to eat, and sooo much for the kids to learn! It's a place for memories and traditions to unfold:


We must always start the day by having a REAL corn dog.


Followed by a ride (or two) on the big yellow slide! Our kids are at the perfect age for this ride (BTW: The ONLY ride we go on at the fair)





We then decided to do something new. We went into the "Little Hands Farm". Where the kids did a lot of "chores" around the farm.



Hauled the hay to the cows....





...Fed the sheep....




...Planted the seeds for the vegetables....

....and milked a cow...





Got a bucket of the best cookies on earth!! Sweet Martha's Cookies. They are to die for!





The day (of course) did not go without a melt down. Maggie went without a nap today and towards the end of the day, for a reason that is unknown to us, she refused to eat at our table. She literally stood in the middle of the crowd (as I watched many people walk by wondering who this child belonged to) and did not speak one single word for about 10 minutes. What. Ever. Maggie. Jean!!


Silly picture...



We really enjoy the animals! We saw MN's biggest pig. That's a big deal in our family since I grew up on a pig farm.









There is a "Miracle of birth" barn dedicated to all kinds of animals, well, giving birth. We had to privilege to watch a calf being born. Well, it was a privilege to us. Gavin was fascinated. Maggie could have cared less.


We got home after a 7 hour day at the fair to find Molly in a little line backer shirt! Apparently, she had a "blow out" at daycare and I didn't have any extra clothes for her. I thought she looked pretty "tough"



Until next year....


1 comment:

datri said...

What fun! State Fairs are so cool. Absolutely adore all the pics!