Saturday, August 29, 2009

Kentucky State Fair, Ya'll!!

Howdy Pardner! We ventured to the Kentucky State Fair today...our LAST State Fair in Kentucky! :-( And it was so much fun. Alexa LOVED it. And Kevin and I loved watching Alexa enjoy herself so much. We saw tons of animals - sheep, pigs, chickens, goats, cows, bulls, horses, ponies, bunnies, llamas, pigeons - and Alexa loved it all. She got a little scared when it was so noisy where the cows were, but other than that, she was in heaven.
This pig was HUGE!!!
And this was our favorite...they take their white supremacy seriously 'round these parts!!
Our little family enjoying watching the horses and eating some caramel popcorn.
This was so entire exhibit made out of balloons!
And Alexa was super excited about this....going on a "daddy bus". She's been able to go with Kevin on a couple occasions to ride the bus to school and absolutely loves it, so when she saw the bus, it was a must to go on for a bit. Even mommy and Payton ventured on!!
And then it was time for rides. We were a little unsure how Alexa would do as this was the first year she was big enough....and she LOVED it! No hesitation whatsoever. Our baby girl is growing up! Here she is enjoying the bumper boats.
She loved being able to drive this car by herself.
We all went on the Ferris Wheel and were lucky enough to be the first riders of the we were all by ourselves and they let us go round and round and round and round get the picture!! Alexa actually got tired of being on it several rounds before they actually let us off!!
And, of course, the carousel...Alexa picked out her own horse, the yellow one with pink hair...and she didn't want to get off of it!!
Then she went on the roller coaster all by herself. At first, you can see a little trepidation in her face...but by the second go 'round, she was having a blast!
All of us after enjoying some fair can't go to the fair and NOT get some greasy, overpriced food!! The smell just lures you in! Payton even woke up for this part...not that she could partake of the food though, poor thing!!
It's sad to think that this was our last time going to the fair here. We've really enjoyed our time in Kentucky, but with each new "last" thing we do, the realization that "real life" is just around the corner, continues to set in. And with that, having to say goodbye to many, many wonderful friends we've made along the way. Sniff, Sniff...okay, we'll try not to think about that until the time actually comes!


ollie said...

Looks like fun! I can't believe I've lived in KY my whole life and I've never been to the state fair!

Kade and Emily said...

How fun! I miss hanging out with all the rednecks, and partaking of the fine, greasy foods.
ps--they called me as 2nd counselor in primary...yikes!