Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A Day at the Fair

The last two weeks here in town have been busy preparing for the fair. Last week was the food and clothing judging. This week is the actual fair with the animals. I had the fun of preparing two booths for the fair.

The first booth is our church booth -- advertising VBS and our Children Bible Story Hour

The second booth is our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. Last month they asked me to do publicity for them, and this is my first project to publicize the organization. I really enjoyed the two meetings I attended last year, and I'm excited about this next year.

We took exactly $11 to the fair. Mostly because we saw that they were going to have homemade ice cream, and also for the farmer's market. Since the farmer's market was selling things I either had growing in my garden, or the same price as the supermarket we decided to let the kids have a bit of fun. So, for $10 we each got a cup of homemade ice cream (I had strawberry cheesecake -- yummy) and Kara and Lydia each got to ride two of the rides.
Above is Lydia riding on the barrel train. She loved this ride. In fact, she didn't want to get out.
Kara riding in the barrel train.
Lydia and Kara riding one of the two carnival rides at the fair. Lydia was begging the entire time we were there to go on this ride. I originally put both girls in separate cars (since they were the only ones on the ride). However, Kara panicked and ended up moving to sit behind her younger sister. Honestly, I don't think Kara would have been brave enough to go on this ride alone if she didn't see Lydia doing it.

To sum it up, although the fair is small, the kids had a great time. Gotta go, because tomorrow we get to go to the fair at 8:00 am for the swine judging (we wouldn't normally go to watch the pigs, but we know one of the teens showing).

1 comment:

Alicia said...

What fun! I hope you get some good contacts for the church and MOPS through your displays. I bet the kiddos will love the swine judging today!