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Going to the State Fair of Texas is an epic event. The Fair comes each year with a HUGE bang and never disappoints. If you’re a Texan, you might not agree on your favorite Tex-Mex joint, who your favorite college team is or if boots are considered dressy attire or not…but you do agree that the State Fair of Texas is king and should be revered.
Walking into the Fair! We took the kids out of school one hour early and arrived right at 3:00 to meet Papa Jay and Lovie. This was the warmest Fair I can remember. If it had been about 20 degrees cooler, I would have called it perfection ;).
Ready to head inside!
My other peeps!
With Big Tex…who says “Howdy Folks” when you walk by :).
She acted bored in the car show until she saw this red, convertible Mustang…and then she was totally interested in cars. Lord, help me now.
He says he wants a Jeep…Andrew is thankful he knows a great insurance agent to cover these kids when they drive ;).
Our dog is a Coton de Tulear and I never, ever see anything with that breed written on it, so I snapped a picture for the occasion. I showed Poppy, she wasn’t impressed.
I love this boy even if he’s wearing a Yankees hat.
Other than Big Tex, the star of the State Fair of Texas is the Fletcher’s Corny Dog. Smith and I were super excited to eat ours! (How big does he look here?!?! Where did my baby go????)
They listened to Mother Goose tell stories…
…and then we went to the petting zoo to feed the animals.
This girl was so pooped after all of the fun, that she laid down on the sidewalk and ate some cotton candy.
Next, they wanted to ride the Halloween ride…my mom and I knew those happy faces wouldn’t stay happy. They went in all excited…
…and came out crying. We tried to warn them. (It was a kids’ ride but we knew they wouldn’t care for all of the Halloween-ness of it!)
Next up, bumper cars!
Their favorite ride was this little boat ride that went round and round.
I love those faces!
After the rides, we played some games and Smith Shull dominated!
It’s hard to tell in this picture but this particular ride blows “snow” at the crowd. Kensington is dancing in the snow and Smith is blowing his horn.
They always love the big slide! Kensington rode with Andrew and Smith rode with Papa Jay.
More games! Smith was really focused!
Of course when he won, he picked the big orange snake as his prize.
He was so proud of all of his loot!
Leaving the Fair…can you tell we had the best time?
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