Monday, August 11, 2008

The Fair (Good) and the Ferris Wheel (Bad)

We went to the Northwest Washington Fair a couple weeks ago and had a blast. The ice cream, the sunny skies, the animals ('cept the pigs--we could do without the pigs), the rides...

We just *had* to get the ice cream. Gotta love the Dairy Women of Whatcom County.

Guyan milked a cow...well, sorta...

I won a blue ribbon with my quilted wall hanging of Guyan's first grade teacher, Mrs. Hawes. It was a Christmas gift for her last year, and she let me borrow it to enter in the fair.

Sean and the boys each got the carnival wristband to ride unlimited rides. I think Sean had visions of going on all the roller coasters with Guyan, but alas, Guyan is a late bloomer in that department. Guyan and Sean did ride the Tornado together, and Owen and Sean rode the Octopus. Owen was very excited to ride the Octopus, but Sean said it wasn't until the ride was almost over that he actually decided to enjoy it.

And at the end of the day, the boys wanted to ride the ferris wheel again. After standing in line for a while, they needed another body to even out the weight...I somehow, in the moment, forgot that I'm afraid of heights. In the first picture, I'm coping (with some comforting help from Guyan).
In this picture--yes, I'd call that a panic attack. Get me DOWN!!!


Michelle said...

Melinda - what an awesome photo! You poor thing. So glad it was caught on tape though. - Michelle

Anonymous said...

What a great quilt! And I don't like the Ferris Wheel either. Your secret is safe with me :-)

I swear I gained 10lbs on fair food! It's just so yummy!!!