I took the kids to see my family in Indiana last week. On Sunday, we went to the local county fair. Now this is not your ordinary county fair. This fair is one of the largest 4-H fairs in the nation. I grew up showing pigs through 4-H at a tiny county fair in NY, where I spent the first 14 years of my life. When we moved to Indiana, I only showed a year because frankly, we were intimidated by the size of this fair. My children have never been to a county fair and I wanted to expose them to the best one I know.
This cow was sleeping in his food dish
Pigs just crack me up!
Essie is pointing out that his tongue is hanging out of his mouth.
Pig snouts feel funny!
What county fair has an elephant show?!?!? This one did and this elephant was entertaining us all by begging for a drink from the hose.
Had to snap a photo of this cool chicken house. Love the planter box on top (and the duckies in the bottom)!
My sister Jen volunteered to take the big kids on this skateboard ride.
She, Hunter, and the girls are in the last row to the left.
Jacob & AJ are first row left of the Skater sign
Getting ready to ride the Tornado
My niece Shelby wasn't sure about the swings at first but then cried when she had to get off.
She really started to like this whole ride thing
My nephew Caleb slept through most of the afternoon but woke up long enough to show me those baby blues!
The Draft Horse Barn
Not sure why these poor donkeys were made to hang with the draft horses
My Dad made a new friend by giving this big guy a nice scratch.
This picture is dedicated to my friend Cydil who took a photo of her kids like this once upon a time.
I thought I'd try it with Caleb but then realized the sun was in his eyes so I thought I'd better re-position him.
Nope, that was a bad idea.
I love Caleb's expression. I'm pretty sure he's saying, "who is this crazy kid you let hold me?!?!"
But then he became quite fascinated with AJ's teeth
Chloe was so excited to show me this pink tractor.
Of course AJ wanted his picture with this tractor, since yellow is his favorite color!