Friday, August 16, 2013

County Fair

The county fair.  Is there really anything better than walking around smelling corn dogs and fried onions, checking out adorable baby pigs, hugging the necks of countless local friends, wasting dollar after dollar to get that top shelf stuffed toy/prize, and riding multiple carnival rides until you can't walk straight?

I think not my friends, I think not.

We invited my brother and his wife and my (crazy adorable) baby niece to come along, and we had the best day from start to finish.  We stayed until the sun went down and the lights began to sparkle in the sky.  We stayed until the smell of funnel cakes started making us sick.  We stayed through a few (surprisingly welcome) rain showers amidst a hot summer season, and we stayed until we'd seen everything but the bunny barn.  I'm still not sure how we missed that one, but we were getting really hungry and a local pizza joint was calling our names. 

I came home with over 300 photos. Yet I've once again done the seemingly impossible and narrowed it down to under fifty for you.  Ha!  I am sad that I didn't get anyone to take a photo with me in it.  I try to make a point to do that for the memories sake.  Anyway, I'll keep the commentary at a minimum and I hope you enjoy our day at the county fair almost as much as we did!

 Yep.  That's my Ava with her arms up.  Baby girl knows how to enjoy a ride. 

 See the blue car up at the tippy top?  MY BABIES ARE IN THAT ALL BY THEMSELVES PEOPLE! (I may or may not have been totally freaking out at this point.  My man may or may not have told me to calm down and chill.)

 Hip shot!  (Do you ever do that?  I do it all the time.  Just shoot a picture while walking by and see what you get.)

 This may or may not have been moments before the ride that caused a hoodlum to heave stomach contents into a nearby garbage can.  Allegedly. 

 Mine, all mine. 

 "Auntie Sasha, I really think you are by far the best, most wonderful, sweetest Auntie on the planet and I love you to pieces."

(Kids really do say the cutest things, don't they?)


 (We caught my niece deliberately squeezing herself in between the bars to get inside with this calf.  You can hardly blame her.)

 Laboring.  My heart really went out to this mama cow straining in the throes of labor.  Bless her heart. 

 I died.  Right here on the sawdust.  You can seriously die of cuteness. 

I may or may not have been yelled at by a 4H'er for petting the  black one on the far right.  "NO TOUCHING THE PIGLETS!"  (I don't much like that rule.)

As the light began to fade, tired and happy, we said good night to the county fair after a day of pure fun in every way.  (Well all except for that alleged garbage can incident...)
Lastly, I am so excited to share the 6th Street Design School blog post with you today.  Kirsten is sharing my lil home over there and I'd love it if you dropped in and said hello!

Happy Weekend dear ones! Go forth and make some memories with those you love.  


  1. Looks like a wonderful time with many memories made!! Your kiddos have the sweetest smiles :)

  2. Carnival/fair/amusement park pics are always so great. Great colors. Great signage. Your's are awesome! Glad you had a good time.

  3. what beautiful pictures, Sasha.
    You guys know how to have FUN.

    Heading over now to see Kristen's post!

  4. Oh that poor cow! Why would they leave her to calve like that, in such a stressful situation? Apart from that, I am now craving candy floss!

  5. yes! i think i'd die from cuteness too!!
    those baby piglets!!!

    girlie, you take some awesome pictures. like for real!

  6. the timelessness
    of country fairs
    always leaves me thinking
    that the world hasn't really changed
    so very much

    and your little pumpkins
    are not looking quite so little these days

    i guess
    some things do change.


  7. no fair is this cute!!! that little calf?? they stole him from a Disney movie! so adorable. makes me want to go on a ferris wheel.

  8. First....I love how Alison writes....comments & blogs...makes me smile!! blissful is a county fair!!?? We do not have fairs like that here, we should for sure!! What great memories you've captured!!

    Third, I hopped over to check out your house {I can't get enough if it}. I love how some of the shots of the same room are different :) I'm so thankful that I'm not the only one who is constantly changing things!!!

    Love it!!!!

  9. Love the fair pics! I happen to be a fair-die hard. Ours comes to town in October. It is definitely one of my favorite events of the year. Thanks for getting me all excited!

  10. Beautiful pictures! Looks like you all had so much fun! Would you believe I've never visited our county fair?! May have to make a trip now that I have a babe of my own :)

  11. Your photography is really quite amazing and beautiful.

  12. Your photography is really quite amazing and beautiful.

  13. Great pics and I just LOVE the baby pigs! :-) Yeah I would have been yelled at for touching them as well....LOL Thanks for sharing your great day with us! Have a blessed day!

  14. We went to our first county fair a few weekends ago here in Franklin and LOVED it! And would you believe that this photography loving mama didn't take her camera? About died over the newborn piglets we saw...born just hours before we arrived. Fortunately, one of the volunteers held one up so that we could pet it. Love your photos!

  15. I miss the fair. This made my heart ache a bit. Love every single one of these pics!!

  16. I haven't been to the fair in years, but your post made me feel like I got to be there! So fun! Especially through the eyes of little ones :) I want to go to the PNE this year, in Vancouver. If you haven't been you should check it out one year, it's huge, lots and lots to take it!!