Last Thursday, on Madeley’s third birthday, we decided to celebrate by going to the State Fair of Texas!
As you already know, going to the fair has always been a big tradition for our family, so now, it’s extra fun because we can go on Madeley’s birthday and really have a reason to celebrate. And bonus, Catherine’s mom Cynthia also has a birthday on the 19th and this year, her and her partner Price were in town, so we had double the reasons to celebrate at the fair.
Here was our big birthday girl that morning before she headed to school…
She was so excited to finally be THREE!
We enjoy going to the fair in the late afternoon and then staying past dinner. So, after school, we picked everyone up and headed straight there to meet my parents, Sean, Catherine, Samuel, Cynthia and Price.
My mom had brought this crown for Madeley to wear (since it was her birthday), but she wasn’t feeling it, so Ashby wore it the whole day. And slept in it that night.
We arrived at the fair ready to have fun with our birthday girl!
When you’re so happy that it’s your birthday!
Clearly, the sun was bright…but we needed a photograph in front of Big Tex.
We have converted Catherine into a fair person over the years. She’s as obsessed with it as the rest of us now 🙂 .
Of course, we visited the car shows…
…Ashby picked out her car 🙂 .
These two test drove several.
Andrew’s face at Smith driving has me laughing!
We attempted a selfie.
The big kids went through the obstacle course…
…while we sat with one of the birthday girls.
You cannot go to the State Fair of Texas without eating a Fletcher’s Corny Dog.
Enjoying the fair with my big and my little.
The State Fair of Texas is one of my happy places.
Smith has been asking for a tortoise for about a year now. Who has a tortoise? Someone please comment and tell me about owning a tortoise, please!
We always enjoy the petting zoo!
Look at all of the grandparents over there helping the littles feed the animals.
We took a selfie with the mama pig.
Baby goats are so cute. I’m not a huge fan of adult goats, but those babies are so darn cute!
Samuel loved the petting zoo too!
Price and Smith enjoyed feeding the bigger animals together.
After we washed our hands (ha!), we gave Samuel his first bite of cotton candy. He didn’t really know what to think about it.
My crazy crew.
We always play lots and lots and lots of games before we leave.
Ashby picked her duck and then earned her prize 🙂 .
Smith had fun breaking plates…
…and then, Andrew won a giant bear. As you can see, they were having zero fun 😉 .
We let Madeley “carry” the bear.
Games, games and more games!
Princess Ashby won a baton!
The six of us where the brave ones who rode the Haunted House ride!
And then we finished off the night with the grandparents taking the five little ones on the carousel.
Heading back to the car. We fair-ed HARD!
This was such a fun way to celebrate Madeley and Cynthia’s birthdays! If you’re ever in the Dallas area the end of September through the end of October, you MUST visit the State Fair of Texas. It’s such a fun way to spend the day!!
Annnnnd…want to know who the winner is from yesterday’s Birthday Giveaway??? It is…
Congratulations Severene!! You won a $600 Nordstrom Gift Card! I emailed you this morning, so make sure you email me back ASAP to claim your prize!
Didn’t win? No worries! I’m giving away another one TOMORROW! Eeeeks! The giveaway fun continues all week! xo