The Greatest Fair of All

Thursday, September 2, 2010

As I mentioned in my last post, my employer whisked us away to the Great Minnesota Get Together on Tuesday. Let me tell you, it was the best company picnic ever! I mean we got to get out of work to do something that most people would do anyway, weren't forced to sit around and chat with people that we all ready spend too much time with and were provided with free admission, beverages, food vouchers and transportation [if you chose to take the bus, Tony came and picked me up with Isaac]! We pretty much had the best fair trip ever. Last year we went after work and tried to jam everything into a few hours, this time we were at the fair for almost 8 hours! We parked a bit closer this year for $8 and Tony used his phone to ensure that we'd be able to find our car later, although it was unnecessary.

After picking up the only nonfood item of the purchases at the fair, more to come on this, we ran into our good friend Jon working the trunk organizers.

I wanted to be sure to have a family picture, so even though the lighting is poor and we're standing outside of the bathroom, we had Jon take our picture.

Isaac desperately needed a nap, but even that couldn't deter him from expressing his happiness over the "doggy" lamb. Out of focus picture thanks to Tony . . . he'll get the hang of it eventually I'm sure. I hope. :)

Much better!

He loved the Miracle of Birth barn! There was so much to look at!

He didn't quite know what to make of the calf, but he sure loved petting it.

Sadly the majority of the horses for the day were being shown or were to compete that evening so most of the rows were cordoned off. Major pouting going on by me, but Isaac was impervious sitting up on Tony's shoulders.

Boys and their toys.

Isaac ate a bit of everything, just as we did!

Num, num, mama!

We stood around the Corn Roast for at least 10 minutes hoping to run into someone we knew like we did last year. Sadly it didn't happen again, so we had to settle for a self portrait.

Tony got it into his head that he wanted to start a Giant Slide tradition, so up he went with Isaac. They charged $2 for each of them, major rip, but oh well. New family tradition . . . although Isaac wasn't much of a fan.

Still fighting his nap, even though I saw conked out boys his age in strollers everywhere, we went into this awesome booth!

Isaac is going to enjoy this soooo much next year!

Again running into someone we knew, this time one of Tony's cousins, we got a pic infront of the "corn field."

Isaac wasn't quite tall enough to pedal, but he was still impressed by the tractor tricycle, as was Tony. ;)

Isaac finally fell asleep around 6:00 or so and we took the opportunity to sit outside of the DNR building and rest our toes. Holy crap, we walked a lot! Although I know we came no where close to burning off all of the extra calories eaten.

We waited for Isaac to wait up because we wanted to be sure that he saw the DNR fish pond. Also inside the building he saw a real live turtle. Clearly he enjoyed all!

We had a great time at the fair this year and are so glad we're able to share the experience with Isaac! For all those who asked a Boatload of Sunnies are sunfish fillets that are pan fried. Awesome!


Kier said...

So sad I wasn't able to make it to the Fair this year! Dang that mom of mine for getting hurt! :)

Cute necklace by the way - where'd you get it?

Mrs.BigTime said...

What cute photos! I love the one with the three of you in front of the corn field - so cute! Looks like a wonderful day!

Molly said...

You guys are too cute. That food looks divine. I am a sucker for fairs because I LOVE funnel cakes. Did they have any of those? ;)

It's fun to create your own family traditions, isn't it?

Kristen said...

I absolutely LOVE the MN state fair! I miss it now that we have moved to Kansas :(

Julia Goolia said...

love the family photos!!!

Katie said...

Looks like you had a great time. I love all the family pictures!

Faith said...

It looks like so much fun! Our state fair is 4 hours away. Oh well. We have the rodeo and Oyster Bake.

Unknown said...

The picture of Isaac holding your chin is so sweet!

Amy Rae Photography said...

just bought that dress from target....LURVE it!

Amy Rae Photography said...

just bought that dress from target....LURVE it!

Unknown said...

Glad I'm not the only one who consumed approximately one billion calories at our state fair ;)

Unknown said...

P.S. My last comment was meant for your previous entry!!! whoops! :)


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