Andrew and I always use the State Fair of Texas as a gauge for our family. Whenever it’s “fair season” we always reflect back on our own “fair story” and the journey we took to get our babies. Here is the post for our first year as a family (a re-cap of why the Fair is so special to us now), and here is the post from last year. We always call it our “fair story” because growing up, my grandparents were always telling us their “fair story” and since yesterday (when we went), was my uncle’s birthday, I thought I’d share it too.
Back in October 1956, my 9 month pregnant grandmother and granddaddy went to the State Fair of Texas. They said they sat on a bench and talked about how crazy it would be to come back the following year with their baby. Well, October 1957 rolled around and they went back to sit on that same bench. However, they not only had 12 month old Bryan, they also had 1 month old Sherry (my mama, born 09/12). My grandparents say they sat on that bench, looked at each other and said, “what happened?”. This story about their trip to the fair is iconic in my family. That’s what you call Irish Twins.
All of this to say, we LOVE the State Fair of Texas. We LOVE that our “fair story” ended with two beautiful, healthy babies. And we LOVE fried food…yes, I did just lump fried food in there with my children :).
Smith William’s first trip to the State Fair of Texas
Kensington clapping because she’s so happy!
I don’t understand my expression, however, I can tell you that my Fletcher’s Corny Dog was AWESOME!
Her favorite part of the Fair was looking at all of the cars. ??? Not the animals or food??? She must not be my child.
We let Smith get in some cars too.
Watching a show
K touched the giraffe
Petting the goats
Eating cotton candy for the first time
lame dog show.
Ice cream 🙂
Riding the train with Mom
The only gamer talented enough to win Kensington a prize…Lovie. Well, Lovie was smart and played a game where everyone wins a prize. Why didn’t Daddy just do that???
The end of our Fair recap 2010. Happy Birthday Bryan! We love you!