The Texas State Fair is one of my favorite fall traditions (even though it rarely feels like fall, and this year was no exception). My coworker Ashley and I had a conversation about how her husband doesn't like going to the fair. Next thing I knew, her four-year-old, KJ, asked me if I would go to the fair with him - um, absolutely! So Ashley, KJ, Amaiya, and Eli, and I decided to go on a Sunday afternoon - it was quite warm and crowded, though I've been when the crowds were worse.
Our first stop was the free petting zoo. Sadly, the baby giraffe was not there this year - he must have grown too tall! But we saw pigs, kangaroos, lots of goats, a heilan coo, alpacas, emus, and several other animals. The kids LOVED feeding the goats!
We played on the John Deere tractors and the kids rode a few rides.
The biggest adventure of the day was riding the Texas Star - the kids had never been on a ferris wheel before, but they really enjoyed it. We took selfies, looked at the crowds below, waved to the people in the other cars, and had a lot of fun.
|Me and my "date", KJ|
|Me and "my Eli"|
|Look at all those people!|
|Ashley and her beautiful children|
|Me and sweet Amaiya|
|I love these kiddos!|
|So thankful for Ashley's friendship|
We basically walked around the entire fair grounds twice by the time the afternoon was over, so we had two opportunities to take photos with Big Tex. Somehow I missed getting Ashley in one of these.
And what's the most well-known part of the Texas State Fair? The FOOD, of course! KJ really wanted a corny dog (he only ate about half of it). Amaiya chose cotton candy, Ashley searched out the corn on the cob, and I had my annual Twister Tater, which I shared with the kids. Eli had some of everybody's - he really enjoyed the corn.
|Don't you usually eat corn on the cob like this?|
I thoroughly enjoyed spending the afternoon with the Kelly kids and their mom. They are such well-behaved children, and the sweetest!