We planned a
hell-bent-for-leather busy weekend having lots of fun.
First stop off the crazy train – the State Fair of Texas.
To say, “Howdy!” to BIG TEX.
And to throw down some fair food. Mmmmm!
We visited the butterfly conservatory – one of my favorite places. I took TONS of photographs and spent way too much time there. But it was amazing, and I’ll have to do a separate post on that.
Since I took too long, Jason took the girls to the exhibits and made a donation to the Sea Shepherd. We are big fans of, Whale Wars. And the girls got a tat as induction. It was über cool.
We hit the midway next.
I wanted to
spend all my money win these angry birds.
I am playing Angry Birds Rio and got HOOKED on getting to the next level. I can only imagine my addiction to “winning” at the midway game which was picking the right number from a pool of
birds ducks. But I digress…
We found the Kid Way and the kids were pretty happy about that.
The big slide was pretty funny. I don’t think they realized how big it really was until they were flying down it, because the youngest looks a little scared. HA.
After the ride, she told me, “I almost got scared.”
The oldest LOVED the slide. This was her with wind-blown hair right after. Her face says it all.
We spent the entire day at the fair.
It’s such a fun event and (almost) a family tradition. We missed last year because of the wedding and our week-long hospital honeymoon. We went, but didn’t get to take the kids. We are also missing Sydney who visited earlier in the week with her boyfriend. She works weekends at Six Flags now.
The parade was just starting when we left.
We got to see them line-up and hear the Marine Corps Band.
A very spectacular display of floats and lights.
A very memorable day of family.
We said a big Texas farewell……….until next year.
So this was part of our weekend. How was yours?
25 thoughts on “State Fair of Texas”
Your fair looks like so much fun! Love all the pictures!
Thanks Ashley! I love all your pictures too! 🙂
You make the State Fair look like fun! 🙂 I’d love to be able to take photos like that someday. Thanks for the inspiration!
I’m glad I found your blog this morning. 🙂
Thanks Suzanne, the fair is soooo fun! I only wish it had been a tad bit cooler. You would think it wouldn’t be 94 in October. LOL.
Looks like big Texas is BIG on fun!
Big Tex is! He talks and welcomes everyone to the fair. It’s a BIG welcome. HA!
That looks like so much fun! Glad you had a great time!!
Thank you! No hospital for us the next day, so glad about that. Thinking of you and Mike!
Our weekend? Baby preparations…like organizing the basement (don’t ask). The fair sounds like A LOT more fun!
The basements in Colorado are like a whole nother floor of the house. Hopefully, it’s good times and preparing a play room or two. 🙂
Looks like so much fun!! We wanted to go to the State Fair while we were in Dallas, but we didn’t make it. 😦 Maybe next year!
Yes, hopefully you can make next year. It’s a really great fair. You could spend several days there and not see it all. :-O
Man alive your photos are crisp and clear. I almost felt like I was there reading your post!
Thank-you! It was so hot. I didn’t take near as many as I wanted. :-> That might be a good thing……
Your State Fair looks awesome! Sounds like an amazing busy weekend. My weekend consisted of being sick and doing homework. Super jealous of your weather. OH and I so want those Angry Birds. I’ve played all the levels on Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio. Need more Angry Birds! ❤
I can’t believe you have played ALL the levels. Holy smokes!! I have a long way to go, but am almost done with Rio. Hope you feel better!
Look at that ferris wheel and that slide thing. You people gotta be nuts. I had angina pain just looking at the pictures of those frightening contraptions ! Carnival food is a real treat now and then, however.
I didn’t risk the slide, but last year we did ride the Ferris wheel for the first time. From the top are AMAZING views of downtown Dallas. 🙂
My weekend was fine thanks, but nowhere near as fun as yours.
GREAT shots. Yeah, B looks a little scared flying down that slide. And you are right M’s face says it all. Glad you had a great weekend.
Once I saw the pictures, I thought…..that kid was VERY brave. LOL!
What fun this trip must have been… The pictures bring life to your words.
Thank-you very much. I hope when I look back, they keep the memories alive. 🙂
Looks like an amazing family day!
PS…now I want to go eat funnel cake. Fair food rocks!
And love the giant cowboys Jeggings. LOL
Big state Big fair BIG fun!
Very sweet Kid shots….lotsa fun I’m sure!