We got there around 5:30, before it got dark. I like getting there early and watching it get dark while we're there. When you first walk in, they have displays of different things and the boys wanted to try everything out.
The first thing the boys wanted to ride was the merry-go-round. Of course I had to get my annual picture. Times sure have changed. We no longer have to hold either boy for pictures. They each had their own horse this year.
Gentry's classic "cheese" face. Love it! :)
I love the memories we make each year. This is something I look forward to every year. I hope to have a merry-go-round pic for years to come.
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Next up was all of the kiddie rides. They rode just about every single ride there, too. I tried to get pics of all of them, but sometimes I would go ahead and jump in the next ride's line while they were on another ride to save time because those lines were long.
This is the only ride that my best friend's daughter rode with the boys. We all got separated after this ride because obviously little girls like different things than little boys.
I'm so happy they got to ride this together, though, because we got the funniest picture ever of them riding it. It was captured while they were coming down the little hill on the ride. Olivia's face is priceless. Garrett was frightened, as you can probably tell, and Jubal was loving it. :)
We moved on to a ride all the boys could ride together. Larson even got on some with Gentry so he wouldn't have to ride solo if they all couldn't fit in the same seat together.
The race cars were fun. Gentry wasn't able to ride this one this year because Larson couldn't ride with him and Jubal was riding with Garrett. Maybe next year.
The next ride was for children & adults. If you look closely you can see Gentry holding his hands up in the air like a true pro at riding rides. It was hard to get any good pics since it was moving so fast, but I got a few.
Look at my brave baby boy. :)
Jubal & Garrett got to ride the swings. This is Jubal's first year being tall enough to ride them. Next year, Gentry will be able to, too.
It was getting late so we let the boys ride a couple of other rides before we got ready to make our way back to the exit, playing games along the way. Funny how three little plastic balls can cost $15. They each went home with a prize, though.
Before we left, though, we all got on the ferris wheel. If you know me, you know this a huge thing. I am terrified of heights and/or falling. I mean absolutely afraid. Like cry baby scared.
The only reason I agreed to ride is because all of the boys wanted to, and I wasn't sending Larson way up in the air with three little boys. All I could imagine was one of them getting away from him and falling out. I wanted to make sure they were safe, even if it meant my heart was going to beat out of my chest, my blood pressure was going to skyrocket, and I was likely to cry like a baby.
We all survived. Obviously. ;)
After we left the fair, we went to BK to get some food. As much as I love fair food, it was just too darn expensive. I would have loved a sausage dog. Larson likes the funnel cakes. We did pick up two bags of cotton candy for the rode, though.
It was about 11:00 when we got Garrett home. We made a fun night out of it. I hope my boys will always remember & cherish our trips to the fair each year. One day they will want to go with their friends and not us old folks, so I'm soaking up every ounce of pure joy I can now. I'm already looking forward to next year.