Monday, September 17, 2012

We did the Puyallup Fair!

Good morning, it is Monday.

You can do it at a trot, you can do it at a gallop, you can do it real slow so your heart don't palpitate, just don't be late, do the Puyallup.  I don't think this is the fair's jingle these days, but it is what comes to mind whenever I think the Puyallup Fair.  So we did it...Saturday morning:

The fair brings lots of expectations if you're a kid.  Rides, food, animals, games, prizes, more rides, more food, no more animals, more prizes, and so on and so on.  As to help Maren and my wallets from just making the "swooshhhhh" sound of money disappearing the entire time, I only promised the kids two things.  Ice-cream and a foot massage.
So here thy are...eating ice-cream and enjoying a foot massage!  Yes, we brought cousins to the fair!  Claire and Alex joined us while Miles had a soccer game.  
 And we did get to go on rides.  Here Preston accompanies Lillie and Claire on some crazy ride.
 And we did win Prizes.  In fact, Hansen won the biggest prize you could get at the fair with his amazing ring toss!  Yup, Freak'n Hot!
 Hansen with his prize.  If you notice, we got there before the crowd.  But by the time we were leaving you couldn't even walk without dodging thousands of folks.  Glad Hansen won this early!
I won Lillie and Claire matching Lemurs for the second year in a row!
 Maren and I carried this thing out the the car for Hansen, but we probably should have made him carry it around the fair for an hour or so.  You would't believe the looks we got and the comments, but for some reason I couldn't even sell it for cheap...and I did try...not really.  And yes, I would have rather left the fair with this yellow Camaro I'm standing in front of!
 Animals!  Sure it stunk like cow poop in cow area.  Duh.  We also saw dogs, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, and baby turkeys.  We went the wrong weekend to see the cats.
 Preston and Maren at the fair.
Hansen and Alex at the fair.
Yes, Lillie and Claire totally coordinated their matching outfits right down the matching lemurs and Lillie's fake glasses.

Some how we managed to get this giant prize in the car.  And it will live in Hansen's room forever!

See you tomorrow.


Ellen said...

Hansen's prize is amazing and the lemurs are cute, but now I can't get the "do the Puyallup" song out of my head - thanks!

Amber said...

Hahahaha why on earth would anybody want that prize, and how long can he stand to keep it in his room!?! It's totally amazing and looks like you guys had a great time, even with the stinky cow poop. I took Aurora to the Austin rodeo a couple years ago and was really surprised how expensive everything was, but if you're willing to look past that, it certainly is a lot of fun.

This weekend Aurora was talking about how when Clark gets big enough, we'll take him to Seattle to visit you guys. Sounds like a plan to me :)

Julian Slane said...

Amber, just an hour before you posted this Lillie was telling my that it is her goal to see Clark before he turns 2!

Glad you're singing the song mom!