Tuesday, August 26, 2008

State Fair

Today I learned that there is nothing so wonderfully hickish as the Alaska State Fair held in charming Palmer, Alaska. We loaded up the kids, planning that they would sleep during the hour drive- they didn't- and drove up to enjoy a day at the fair. We walked around, checked out the vendors, ate extremely overpriced but incredibly delicious fair food, watched a lumberjack show, viewed the livestock and visited the petting zoo. Overall we had a good time but it would have been much better if Macy had slept in the car. Instead we had a tired, crabby two year old who refused to let me tie her balloon around her wrist and then screamed when it floated away. She did enjoy the livestock displays and she loved loved loved the petting zoo. I made Justin take her in because I am just not an animal person and you weren't going to catch me feeding goats and pigs out of my hand and touching them. My choice was confirmed later when a goat sneezed on Justin and got snot all over his pants. Thank heavens for the handwashing stations just out side the petting zoo.




Macy was happy as a clam to get to play with the animals and here are some great pictures from our day:




5 comments:

jayna said...

Those fair goats area always so disgusting. Fair+Kids=PURELL!!!

Amanda said...

how fun. the girls are so big.

Ashley and Jeremy said...

haha how cute... i would love to see my germ freak sister at a petting zoo!

Rebecca said...

That really sounds fun. A lumberjack show? wow I really need to move to Alaska. You make me laugh.

Gabe & Christy Beal said...

What exactly does a person see at a lumberjack competition??? Only in Alaska! And Im with you on the fair animals. GROSS! But thank goodness for daddies who are willing to brave the snott for the sake of the children!!