Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Delightment at the Fair


Last week we went to the fair.  It was kids day and the bracelets for the rides were decently priced.  This was our first year to ever buy bracelets and the kids had a ball. 

There was some waiting in lines but not near as long as I thought they would be.

I loved this one of Sam, gazing up at the boy standing behind him.  I can just see him wondering, "who is he and why is standing so close to us?"

The first ride was the dragon.  Sam wanted to ride, but Daddy and Mommy didn't want to scare him for the rest of the night. 

Here are some sweet pictures I caught of Daddy with his baby girl.  Preciousness!

This was one of two rides that Jack would ride.  Next year we know NOT to buy him a bracelet!  He wouldn't even get on the horses.  The sleigh was good enough for him.

My baby girl growing up SO fast!  

More line waiting.  Thanks to Bridget, who we pulled along with us, we have proof that I was with them.

Grandpa and Grandma Warner met up with us and enjoyed watching the children have fun. 

Maddie was mesmerized by the lights, screaming children, and constant action.

This little girl that Sam rode with was trying her hardest to unbuckle them.  The man who was running the ride had to stop them and tell her not to.  When she went to grab it again, Sam held on to it for dear life telling her 'NO NO'.  It was so cute!

For some reason these two photos didn't upload the first time and it took me awhile to realize they were missing.  But I can't leave them out because Bridget was a big part of our fair experience.  She came last year with us to help when I was one week from delivery.  She rode this ride with the 2 older girls, so now it is becoming a tradition.  :)  She is such a wonderful part of our family.  We love you Bridget!!!


She eventually got tired and fell asleep in Grandpa's arms.

You can't go to the fair without riding the scrambler.  Twice is nice!

When the night was finished, this ride was their favorite.

Mom thought for sure that the boys would like this...maybe not as much as she did. :)

And of course the good ole bumper cars.  Bailie had a bad experience with them last year and was hesitant about going on them again.  This time she could reach the peddle good and had a wonderful time.

The next evening we came back to spend time in the barns and ride the ponies.

This little guy can be quite comical!  He can be so serious.

Jack had a more enjoyable evening with the animals. 

I love this picture.  Sam really looks like his Daddy!

Lillie was thoroughly enjoying herself!  She is our animal lover and was loving every moment.


And Jack, he had a wonderful time keeping his baby sister entertained.  He's been so sweet with her lately.  He gets her toys, helps her off of something, gets her a drink or pretzel, and is giving her lots of love.  I keep reminding him that he is one of her protectors.  I think it might be sinking in.

Here he is sharing his ice-cream cone with her.  Again, thanks Bridget for your help with the camera!  

The ice-cream gave everyone (at least the kids) a sugar buzz.  They were running around like crazy people for a while.  It didn't take too long before they came off of their sugar high and were fast asleep before we returned home.


Sandy said...

GREAT pictures and wonderful memories!! I just love seeing their smiling faces...brings a smile to mine...and once in a while a tear of joy too!! :0) love you all

Jedidja said...

O, how beautiful are your children and your pictures! Thanks.locat

Olivia said...

Love these pictures! Makes me think about when we were younger and spent an afternoon with ride bracelets. I waited for YEARS to be tall enough to drive a bumper car...one year I got tired of waiting and wore my cowgirl boots which gave me just enough height to drive. =) Also, I was looking through Grit magazine yesterday and saw this book: The Whizbang Chicken Plucker by Herrick Kimball. It shows how to make a homemade chicken plucker...and it sounded like a project for the Warner Homestead. =)

Brenda said...

Those are precious memories that you will cherish forever...just spending time as a family...what a blessing to have such a big, loving family too.
Love you moster toaster!