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Thursday, October 15, 2009

FUN AT THE FAIR

This past Saturday the kids and I loaded up and took a road trip to Selma. We only live 20 minutes or so away from the Alabama National Fair that comes to Montgomery every year (and try to make it to that one too), but there's just something about the Central Alabama Fair in Selma. Maybe it's the "cozy dogs" that the Civitan club make that are worth the admission price to get in just to get a couple (you can't eat just one); maybe it's because that's the fair I grew up going to and I think it's neat my children can too; maybe it's because I get to see people who still live there I wouldn't otherwise get to see; maybe it's because it has become a tradition that Rachel and I go together with our kiddos (any excuse to get together is a good one, right Martha, even if we get vertigo trying to still ride those same rides - HA!). Whatever the reason, it's a blast and this year was no exception. It was a muggy, muddy, drizzling-rain rainy day but that didn't stop us. We put on our anoraks/rain jackets and we were good to go. We ate, rode a few rides, ate some more, rode some more rides, ate and watched a little bit of the Tiny Miss Central Alabama Fair Pageant, then grabbed yet some more grub on the way out. Pepto was a MUST when we got home, but we had a great time. Martha, as always, we love spending time with you, GaGa and Mags (and please tell Uncle Keith thank you, thank you, thank you for the golf clubs - they love them)! Can't wait until next year!

Helicopters were the first stop
(G was such a good big brother making sure Reid was buckled in right):


M & M (Mac and Mags) - two peas in a pod!! :)


GaGa being her usual sweet self taking care of Reid on the Dizzy Dragons:


Reid wondering why Mommy let him eat before he got on those Dizzy Dragons (BTW, he did NOT get sick):

RaRa with her Baby Love:

Sissy trying to convince Grant he WILL make it off that roller coaster:

Sissy with the Birthday Boy!

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE (Umby, you're the BEST!):

The G-Man on the final ride of the day: (don't judge him by his hat - we were not too proud to be wearing it that day!)

We made a stop by the railroad's booth and landed some conductor hats (which, of course, the boys thought were the coolest!):

One of the very few pics I have of this silly boy - and one I took once we got home- because he was attached to my hip the entire trip:

AND LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST

My sleeping beauty and how we all felt at the end of the day:

4 comments:

Martha said...

YAY!!! Love, love, love the pics! Even the hot mess that is me on the ferris wheel; although it is me and my man! Thanks for coming to Selma and making our day; we LOVE being with ya'll. Can't wait to see you all on Sunday. And Keith said he's really glad the boys like the clubs. Maybe they'll become famous golders and support us for getting them started! :0) Love you Annie.

Tara McClendon said...

Tell Grant to wear that hat proud! It's GREAT to be an Aubur Tiger, win or lose! And I'm thinking it'll be more of the latter this season, unfortunately. Love the pictures! Especially the one of B sleeping...so sweet!!

Tara McClendon said...

Ummm, you'd think after all these years I could spell Auburn correctly...oops!

Bethany said...

I had a blast at the fair!!!!!!!! Although I am not too happy with the sleeping picture of me! I am going to have to hack into your blogger and delete that picture! (: