This year, we went to the State Fair two days in a row... we were all exhausted afterward! :) The first day, we went with Gammy, Pops and Aunt Cayce as part of Nathan's school, so we all got to go for free. So fun! And the second day, we took Jon back and did a few different things.
The first day we went was September 11th and Firefighter Day. So thankful for these heroes who sacrifice so much so we can live the way we do.
They had all kinds of firefighter demonstrations set up for the kids to do - Nathan was SO serious about them! He has wanted to grow up to be a firefighter his whole life, so this day was totally made for him. ;)
"Excuse me, but can I please take a picture with you guys?" They were so kind to oblige him. ;)
Smokey the Bear was there! Parker wanted nothing to do with him. We asked if he wanted to go see Smokey and he said, "No. No, no no no." Ha!
Both of the boys LOVED the baby animals! They both got to pet a baby chicken and a baby duck. ;)
Hot and tired. ;)
Nathan was totally in awe of this firefighter who was all decked out in his gear. He thought he was about the coolest thing in the whole world. He didn't stop talking about it the whole way home. :)
Back at the fair with Daddy!! Saturday was quite a bit more crowded than Friday morning, but we still had a great time. We watched a diving show and the boys practiced some archery.
We hit up the petting zoo on this day and Parker LOVED the animals! Oh my goodness, he loved them.
He found a brush to brush the animals with and went to town.
Then Parker discovered that all of the animals were right at the right height to hug:
Ha! He went a little bit HUG ALL THE THINGS, but he had a great time. Can't speak for the animals, however.
Hot, sweaty and tired, but we had a great time!
The boys were out before we even made it out of the parking lot. ;)
How we eat when Mom is kind enough to provide a bowl. ;)
This week has been fairly busy. We had a couple of make up swim lessons since we missed them during the fair, we've cleaned out closets and we've been working on school and Sparky verses and mountains of laundry.
These guys went to Talk Like a Pirate day at Krispy Kreme on Saturday before Jon and I headed out to one of my friend's weddings. A fun but busy weekend to end a fun and busy week!! Ready for a normally scheduled week this week. :)