I know it is everyone’s life-dream to get to go to the Oklahoma State Fair, so I decided to be charitable this week and share a little taste of what it’s like to be there.
We had a leisurely morning and got there around 1:30. Just in time for the Swifty Swine Pig Races.
We got to see “Swifty” herself do some world record-breaking swimming.
Then we had to get started on our big list of food. This is our favorite place for Fried Mac & Cheese:
SOMEbody’s not a huge fan of all this photography. (hint: he’s wearing a pig nose like a unicorn horn.)
WHILE WE’RE AT IT, we may as well go get our main course.
These Burritos are DELICIOUS. And so are my children:
The lemonade didn’t last long with 4 people dying of thirst, so we got a cute lil tiny gallon of root beer. (I KNOW ITS NOT A GALLON IM BEING CUTE)
We made our way over to what I like to call “Freak Show Alley” where these things ACTUALLY exist:
This World’s Smallest Horse one has a little banner inside that says, “Too small for evey a BABY to ride!”
And they did some Spin Art:
We walked around a few of the Expo buildings (with “shopping of all kinds” inside) and then hunted down our favorite Crepe place. Naturally, we tried to eat as quickly as possible so we didn’t have to waste very many bites on the children.
In that same building, there’s a booth that sells the creamiest, most delicious ice cream. I got a giant size so that the kids could have some.
And look how happy he is about it:
I think she likes it too, but there’s no way to know for sure:
And now we’ll move on to the allergy portion of our day. The Agriculture building has all sorts of cute farmy things.
The kids loved watching the “exotic chickens” scampering around in their pen. And these little incubators had chicks at different stages of hatching. This particular chick is obviously in the “done” stage:
Checking out a cow:
“Farmer for a day” is such an adorable little activity. The kids get an apron and a basket and they plant a seed. (or EAT a seed like SOMEone tried to do.)
They collect eggs from the chicken coop:
They pick apples:
They dig up some potatoes and harvest some pumpkins:
Then they sell their baskets of farmed goods for a $5 bill, then trade that for a $1 bill, then trade that for a tootsie roll. (I know, I know… I guess it’s a weird economy in tiny fake farm town.)
See my little sad farm girl? She’s not REALLY sad, she’s just trying to channel her inner “American Gothic” woman.
We watched the “Farmyard Follies” Edu-tainment show and it was especially Folly-ridden this year since this cute little kid (the white one) kept escaping.
Audrey was missing her nap, so she was especially clingy, but I didn’t mind.
Look how tiny the little goats are!
When we walked outside, there was this gorgeous rainbow-sky smiling at us. It was all: #merica (or something).
Then, just to see how much our allergies could handle, we got into a giant tent with horses, dogs and acrobats! (We love the Fair’s circus, btw. Very cute and funny and different every year. It’s the Zoppe Italian Family Circus.)
And we couldn’t leave without getting some roasted corn.
Or a close-up shot of my seasoning job.
Or a WAY-TOO-CLOSE-UP shot of me taking my first buttery bite.
And a day-long outing isn’t complete without a good sit in the grass.
Ben has this thing where he likes it when people (I guess really just me or Cam) push him till he falls on the ground. It cracks him up.
Its all fun and games until we stop and he yells, “Hit me again, Mom!”
Cameron snapped this little pic as we passed the circus on our way out:
And both kids were asleep before we even left the parking lot. Fun day!