This weekend was full of fall weather and Fair time and football!
Or, in other words, rain, cotton candy and naps.
Friday night we headed down to the Puyallup Fair (it’s going to take me awhile to get used to saying Washington State Fair) and about 30 minutes before we got in the car, it started pouring rain. But, being the true Washingtonians that we are, we weren’t gonna let a little rain stop us. With raincoats and rubber boots on, we headed downtown. Luckily, as we pulled in the rain stopped and didn’t come back for the rest of the night. I think the weather scared a lot of people off because for a Friday night, it wasn’t that crowded. We even got Princess Parking, and only had to walk a block to the entrance gate. Hello. That rarely happens.
First stop: winning Jackson a basketball.
It took both Huz and I about 68 tickets, but we were finally able to win him a basketball. I did the math and we could’ve bought him 5 basketballs for the price that those tickets cost. But look at this face…
The kids were antsy to ride some rides and their first pick was the Bumper Cars. Only Trenton and Aidon decided to ride this one.
It’s hard to tell who’s who in there, but you can just see Aidon’s beanie! My back started hurting just watching them.
Next, we headed over to the animal barn because I wanted to see the new little piggies that were just born. Aidon wanted to see them too. Until we walked in and he smelled how horrible pigs smell. He let me take 1 quick picture and then he ran outside.
And here is why us adults come to the Fair…the FOOD. Savannah got an elephant ear. Huz and I had a block of fries and shared a Philly Cheesesteak. I didn’t have time to take a photo of that because we inhaled it.
After we had a little bit of food, we went back to the animal barn and found the chickens!
This was one of the 16 photos we tried to get. Our husbands kept photo bombing us. Love them.
Did you all know they do a fireworks show every Friday night? I just recently learned this. It was a great show too…about 15 minutes long? I was impressed.
On to the Wild Cat! Now, I am not one for roller coasters. Take me to Disneyland and I’ll do any ride there. But I don’t do roller coasters. (When we do go to Magic Mountain, I’m the one holding all the strollers and purses, and eating the giant $5 pickles.) Anyway, Sav was gracious enough to go on this with them, because she does like roller coasters. She became Cool Aunt Savi that night and the kids have an all new respect for her.
The Wild Cat isn’t a huge roller coaster, but it’s a little scary for kids. So I was shocked that Aidon wanted to go on it. But if his brothers are doing it, you can bet he’ll be doing it too.
Now, see how excited they all look? Especially Aidon? That look lasted about 15 seconds and then they went down the first hill.
Sav had to literally hold onto him because she was afraid he’d fly out of the cart. When they came off the ride, he ran straight over to me and started crying. He was shaking, he was so scared. Luckily, it was nothing a few cuddles from Mom and a Blue Raspberry SnoCone couldn’t fix…10 minutes later it was forgotten and he was off to the next ride.
Saturday was pretty low-key…I dropped Huz off at church for soundcheck and went to scope out some furniture at World Market.
I walked in and saw that all of their dining room furniture was 50% off. What? Seriously? I had to use some self-control, because a new dining room table is just not in the budget for this month.
Neither is this chair. I tried to justify that purchase because it’s for our bedroom, which is the only room I allow myself to buy things for right now. (I’m trying to finish one project before I move onto the next. The only exception was the dining room wall, because Matt was only in town for a few days to help us out with it.)
Victory: I walked out of World Market empty handed and headed to church. Whoo hoo!
Sunday, I stayed in bed most of day and worked and watched chick flicks. I popped my head out into the living room every once in awhile to hear updates on the Seahawks game.
The game was such a blowout, the kids and I ended up napping through most of it.
After the game, I did some quick Meal Planning on Pinterest (which I’ll talk about later this month) and got myself organized for the week ahead. Bring it on, Monday!
But not too much, you know…it’s still Monday.