Fall is not my favorite season. It is the start of cold, and rain, and school, and mud. My plants die and my house turns cold. The ONE silver lining of fall is that it's fair season. This is our yearly opportunity to eat crusty pups (corn dogs for my east coast friends), caramel apples and cotton candy all while spinning round and round on rickety machines. It's a pretty good time.
Every year we go to the Washington State Fair but this year we decided to also go to the Evergreen State Fair. We doubled up, and we're happy we did.
The Evergreen State Fair had one of the best petting zoos I had ever seen. I'm about to show you some pretty adorable photos right now and don't be surprised when you land on a picture of Cade and a baby kangaroo. That really happened, we cuddled a baby kangaroo! Check one item off my bucket list.
This next ride was a big hit. While the younger boys looked on, Cade and his buddy Hugh thought that they might fly out and die. That's the fun, right? The fear of death?
The demolition derby was also a lot of fun. Loud and crowded but fun. The kids were impressed with the beat down cars. The adults were simply astounded by the beat down crowd. The demo derby brings out all kinds of folks.
A few weeks later, we hit the Washington State Fair. It was a steaming hot day, and the crowds were terrible, but the kids didn't notice. All they were focused on were rides, games and cotton candy.
The "big" kids were into the scary, fast rides. Deacon tried to go on the big slide with them but ended up walking back down the stairs solo. I guess he's not quite ready to ride all by himself. He did enjoy the carousal with Evan and I, it was more his speed.
Luckily we're all still flying high on sugar intake. Let's hope it holds us off until fair season next year!