Opening day at the County Fair last Wednesday meant food, awards, animals, rides and one tired girl (well, ok three tired girls).

Since the fair opened at noon we first ate lunch. Corn dogs for the girls and walleye on a stick and corn on the cob for me. Of course there were also treats such as ice cream cones and dippin dots.

fair food

After we filled our tummys, the girls were anxious to see if they won any ribbons for their craft entries so we head to the Education building. Ellie won a 1st place ribbon and a Champion ribbon for her fish mosiac (that she made for her Daddy for Father’s Day), and a 2nd place ribbon for her lamb watercolor. Anna won a 1st place ribbon and a Champion ribbon for her gecko made out of homemade paper, 1st place for scrapbooking (Yea! second year in a row), and a 3rd place for a puple painting of jellyfish.

 fair awards

I won a 1st place ribbon and Reserve Champion ribbon for a photo I did as part of Jessica Sprague’s Frame Ups and Special Effects class:


One I absolutely love of Jeff and Ellie also won a 1st place ribbon:


And finally I won a 2nd place and showcase ribbons for this color floral photograph:


And you can’t go to a fair without visiting the animals. A favorite was a 2-day old calf named Charlie. Ellie also enjoyed “talking” with the sheep for almost 10 minutes, I had to literally pull her away. We also said “hi” to the llama, Mui Mui that neighbor-girl Allyson takes care of (Note: she and the llama took a Reserve Champion ribbon in obstacle Saturday at the fair).

fair animals

Before the afternoon was out the girls took in a few rides. Ellie was quite proud of herself since was big enough to go down the big slide by herself. Anna has become quite daring taking in all the big rides that twirl and spin (makes a Mom dizzy just watching). Anna also jumped with bungees on a trampoline and managed to do two flips. I was content to ride along with Ellie on the carousel and with both girls on the ferris wheel.

fair rides 

Ellie got tired out after about 4.5 hours and let us know it. Good thing we had planned to leave within 15 minutes of that time anyway, so we made a quick exit to our car. Anna spent Saturday afternoon and evening at the fair again with her friends and got to watch them show the llamas. It was a good year at the fair. The girls are already thinking about things to make and enter next year!

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