Sunday, October 3, 2010

at the fair

We made it to the fair today. I was bummed we couldn't go to church, but was determined we weren't just going to sit around the house. On my Fall Wish List, I have the fair, a pumpkin patch, and the zoo... for starters. Fair, CHECK.

Waiting to get in...

 The Entrance.

Hello Fall. You are the best. I mean it. I love you.

Overwhelmed by the chickens. I don't blame him. There were a bunch. And they were loud. And smelly.

And aggressive looking.

Cute bunny to counteract the loud, smelly, aggressive chickens.

Jonah and Mommy outside the Petting Zoo barn.

Feeding the animals. He didn't exactly get the concept of "lay your hand flat," so he just threw his pieces over (a skill he mastered yesterday feeding the duck, thankyouverymuch.)

Speaking of throwing things over, "Put me down! I'm goin' in!"

A cow... or something. Close enough. Now, Jonah knows what a duck and a real cow (or something) are.

"Lay your hand flat," and "throw it over" are for babies. I'm a BIG BOY.

A real cow! "Mooooooo."

First lunch: polish sausage and a bloomin' onion. Polish Sausage: 9...

Bloomin Onion: 4 (didn't hold a candle to Longhorn's)

Approval of greasy food with greasy onions and peppers and mustard. Divine.

Second Lunch (about twenty minutes later): Elephant Ear

Second Lunch, The Sequel (only for Matt): a Krispy Kreme Burger.

I wish I was kidding. Two Krispy Kreme doughnuts for buns, cheeseburger, bacon. You could get it dressed with lettuce, tomato, mayo, and mustard too. GROSS.

Matt thought it was good but said he'd only eat it once in his life... just to say he tried it.

(I think I can die fulfilled without mixing my beloved KK original glazed with beef... and pork... and cheese... with the option of condiments.)

Sweet Jonah hanging out while we ate Second Lunch. 

Hoping next year he'll be up for eating First and Second Lunch too. 

He was an angel and we had a great time. Hooray for the Fair! And Fall! Did I mention I love Fall?

Here is last year's fair post if you want to see how much he's changed.


Sarah Crump said...

it's crazy to see how much he's grown. and also crazy to see how much better your editing skills have gotten.

Debbie said...

The Krispy Kreme burger I have heard of but what is an Elephant Ear?

Anonymous said...

I threw up a little when I realized the KK burger was for real. Unbelievable. Wow. I am astonished. Who thinks of these things?!

Looks like a great time!

tomandcheryl said...

Jonah of course looks cute, as always. But Patrice, you look adorable. YOu just look so happy and your outfit was so fall-y and fun looking.
I hope you are as happy as you came off in this post. You are blessed with a wonderful husband and an adorable boy. Here's hoping for his wellness and no more sick-yness!

Sara said...

For those wondering- Elephant ears are very similar (maybe the same?) as a funnel cake! And they are YUMMY!!!

Jennifer said...

My but it is good to hear the smile in your voice again, Patrice. Fall is probably my most favorite season too. I love spring for many reasons but I anticipate and enjoy fall the most. Gabe's flowers are goregous and I am glad you had some family time there. I saw the KK burger on Leno. YUCK! That's all I can say. My hubby wants one though (same reasons as Matt, to say you ate one!). I did go back to see how small he was then. It was amazing! He is such a sweetie and so grown up. Making leaps and bounds now! We love you so much! Jennifer of Southeast, NC (where the sun has decided to shine again!)

The Oxford Family said...

So cute! My daughter ate batter fried chocolate covered BACON! So gross! Glad you all got out of the house for some sunshine and fun!

Logan and Jack's Mommy said...

He just gets cuter every time I see him!

Laura A said...

WOW - has he REALLY gotten that big?! That's unreal!

I have never seen a KK burger - I'm pretty sure I felt my arteries hardening as I looked at it. :)

Glad you all had a great time - happy fall!


Me, the boys and a Farm... said...

We looked for you guys today as we made it to the fair today too. We had some friends that tried the KK burger...I am with you on that one...I think I am totally satisfied with that thing never touching my mouth! It was a beautiful day at the fair today! Glad to hear you guys had a great day! Hope you have many more coming your way...Jonah is so precious!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I honestly can't believe it's already been a year since the fair post! Wow. And I am totally in love with your new haircut, as I already told you. LOVE. IT. Love.

thorney said...

I love the fair, and so gald you all had such a fun time making happy memories.

Sara said...

Oh my gosh that krispy kreme burger is definitely something I'd never try... well maybe just a bite to yanno see what it's like but I can almost feel my arteries clogging just looking at it! All the krispy kremes went out of business around here so needless to say we're stuck with non gooey Dunkin' Donuts :( The fairs around here have fried garlic and things like that. We also have a tulip festival every year that has an amazing vendor that sells freshly made to order crepes and they are AMAZING.

As for Jonah man is he getting to be such a big boy. He's growing up! That last picture is so cute, I love it.

Wanda Wilkinson said...

Wow!!!! To see how much Jonah has grown & to see the happiness his everyone's face. Glad to see that the 3 of you had a great weekend outside.

I agree with you, fall is my most favorite time of year, to see the changes & to feel the air so clean & crisp.

Jonah looks like enjoyed himself all weekend long...glad he is feeling better.

Love your hair. Praying Jonah had a good night & you can get out again today--all week should be great weather.

Love ya

Edling's said...

looks like fun! i saw that burger on man vs food!!!! Too funny!

Country Roads said...

Here in the midwest we enjoy our funnel cakes at the fair. I am curious if they are similiar to the elephant ears. Can you explain what elephant ears are?

Jonah is growing SO much. Glad he enjoyed the fair !!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Eew, the Krispy Kreme burger sounds nasty! I am jealous of the bloomin onion though, I love those. :) Jonah's shirt was adorable, and it looks like you guys had a great time!

Stephany said...

oh my goodness - jonah has grown so much since last year! what a cutie.

i'm so glad you guys had a good time at the fair! i'm jealous of the elephant ear.

I'm Erin. said...

Who could ruin a perfectly good doughnut with a burger?

But the elephant ear looks yummy.

Katie said...

Replace the bun with something sweet? Worked for the McGriddle.

Toni :O) said...

Awwww....I LOVE all the pics of him at the fair. How wonderful and I'm glad this is YOUR season! Woot Woot! He's certainly changed so much...getting cuter and cuter that's for sure! Oh my...a Krispy Kreme burger...blech for sure! Matt is so brave!

Carolin said...

Wow he has grown so much!
As for that krispy creme burger....eek!

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

oh-my-gosh. That whole Krispy Kreme thing....holy cow! And here in NM, we call your elephant ear 'Indian Fry Bread'!! So glad you all had such a great time.

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