Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Dixie Classic Fair 2007

My brother has the camera so it might be a bit before I can get pictures from tonight on the blog, but we all went to the FAIR tonight! We had a blast! We got there early enough so the boys got the "all you can ride" arm bands and they sure got their $$ worth! They were tall enough this year to ride many of the "big boy" rides and they smiled from ear to ear as the slid, soared, twirled, spun, zoomed, raced, bumped, dropped etc. through the park! Once they got a taste of the big rides, there was no going back to the "kiddie" side of the fair! Their favorite ride this year was the Drop Zone--where they are launched straight up and then dropped down quickly. They couldn't wait to race back to get in line and ride it again! I was a little worried it would be too scary but I guess not....

Fair food is as much a tradition as going to the fair itself. Roasted corn, Funnel cakes, fried snickers bar, candy apples, fresh squeezed lemonades, etc. At any given time *one* of us was standing in line at a food vendor (usually my Dad)...

One of the highlights from tonight was watching Spencer on the Bungee Jumper. It is $7 for 3 minutes and he has always enjoyed doing it every year at the Fair. This year, he was AMAZING. He was getting EXTREME air and cutting flips like a pro. When we walked up, no one was in line. The timer went off on Spencer's jump and the guy let Spencer jump for free for another round because he had drawn such a crowd to watch his antics. Watching a small six year old springing so high in the air and cutting flips frontwards and backwards in succession was pretty cool! After Spencer finished--a pretty good sized crowd had gathered to watch-clapped for him and there was a line about 20 people long to jump! He was great for business! One lady asked me if he was enrolled in gymnastics--hahah! Nope--just a goofball with $7 at a Fair!

My favorite part of the evening was at the petting zoo. Of course all the animals are tagged. Spencer surveys the lot of pygmy goats and asks, "Mommy, Are they for sale?" I tell him no. Then he innocently asks, "Well then why do they all have price tags on their ears?"

As their bed time approached, we left the fair. We knew the boys would fall asleep on the drive home so we were prepared to let them ride home in pajamas and fall on to sleep. What we weren't prepared for was IV's exiting swansong.. a three minute vomit in the middle of the fair walkway. He always vomits when he is tired. As soon as we crawled in the van, IV fell asleep. Spencer defiantly refused to fall asleep until we stopped and got him a happy meal. He was STARVED. (Did I mention I am still pumping him full of steroids???) He ate his little burger and fell on to sleep.. and I know he is dreaming about all the rides because he was just giggling in his sleep!

7 comments:

Oscar T. Grouch said...

that would be so much fun.

The Partin Family said...

Hi Cassandra! It looks like you guys had a great time! Wish we could have seen those cute boys enjoy the fair! John and I started our own blog: http://webleedred.blogspot.com/! Check it out to get updates on Baby Partin :)! Hope all is well!

Leslie said...

I missed out on all your blog posts while I was gone...I don't guess you're on Lesle's blog roll. I'm glad Spencer is on the mend. And it sounds like a fun time at the fair. MMMM how good are those fried snickers candy bars anyway??? if its anything like the fried twinkie (blech) then no thanks. But it honestly sounds really good so I asked.

Anonymous said...

You and your family always have the best outings! Your son is so blessed!

Gena said...

Sounds like yall had a great time!!! The Fair is my favorite part of fall! We always look forward to all the great food and the kids (like Spencer) are big enough to ride the big rides now. We are on our way as soon as I pick them up from school. By the way I am gonna try the snickers bar. Can't wait to see the pics.

Kim said...

Looking forward to seeing the pics. Spencer is so brave- what a little daredevil! I was such a chicken at that age, I can't imagine doing anything like that-- even now!
So, IV always vomits when he is tired? That doesn't sound like fun!

LesleMora said...

Oh my gosh, that sounds like an awesome time! How about the four of us come visit for next years fair?!