Saturday, September 19, 2009

We HEART the State Fair!

September starts my and Jeremy's favorite time of year. Not only because the changing of the seasons is absolutely beautiful but also because the cooler nights beckon cozy fires and encourage bowls of hot green chile stew and buttered tortillas. September also means State Fair time. A chance to walk the fair grounds, grab the once a year Indian Taco and Funnel Cake, and check out the variety of farm animals, rides, and exhibits. And that, my friends, is exactly what we did today.

While mom and dad preferred green chile corn dogs, the boys noshed on Slush Puppies and kettle corn...

And although there were White Tiger shows, dogs jumping off docks, giant horse mascots, traditional Native American dancing, horse shows, vintage cars, acrobatics, carnival rides, and live music...the ABSOLUTE highlight of the day was the petting zoo. I tell ya, sheer delight, that $2 Dixie Cup of animal food brought us today. I guess it really is the simple things.

Ben getting friendly with the cow.
Brave boy, just reached right in there!
A.B. not lovin it so much (and mom trying her best to encourage her boy by rubbing that cow's nappy head)
Ben was absolutely beside himself feeding the goats. I wish I had a video camera because the laughter was totally contagious :)
Not even a little afraid!
A.B. feeding the goat-still a little unsure though.
This sheep was SO much bigger than Ben! He was totally unaware though. He just kept laughing at his hand being licked to death!
Hungry little goats!
I'm sure they haven't been fed in like 30 seconds!
They were practically coming over the gate to get to our food!
FINALLY our big boy let go of mom so he could pet this mama goat! Just in time to leave!
What a lovely time AND a lovely time of year! Yay for Fall!


Lorena said...

Looks like SO much fun!

Aunt Kim said...

Oh the sights, smells, and tastes of the fair! I am very proud of you for patting that nappy haired goat for your little boy.

Tania said...

looks like you had a great time!!! Those boys are so big and sweet!! I think nothing is as great as seeing things through the eyes of your child for the first time.