"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Our Texas State Fair Adventure

Last Friday for our Family Fun Friday, we decided to take the fam to the Texas State Fair in downtown Dallas. Neither Andrew or I had ever been and we received free tickets for our family for being Dallas Museum members (thanks, Nana!) From the minute it started it was quite the adventure to say the least, but we had a great day and it will be a day we probably won't ever forget! :) I will warn you that there are a lot of pictures, but I wanted to get the "full effect" of the day. Enjoy!

Big Tex here we come!

We decided to take the DART downtown so we would have to pay for parking and walk forever to even get into the Fair. The kids always love riding the "big train" as they call it.

This was Ainsley's 1st time to ride the DART and she loved it...for like the first 10 minutes! I just love her expression in this pic! So fun!

I had a hard time getting Austin to even turn around to get this picture. He was afraid he would miss something...

Lovin' it! So, what you don't see is that at every stop along the way, the train became more and more full. People were practically on top of each other. This was Friday morning! It appeared that a LOT of people took the day off to head to the fair like we did. We also had to get off and switch trains at one point. Good times! It was quite the challenge with all the people, our 3 kiddos, a double stroller, bags, and jackets. And just when we were questioning why we decided to take public transportation with half the city of Dallas...

We made it! :)

Austin rode around on Daddy like this a large portion of the day. It is a lot of walking for a little guy like him.

Our 1st stop was lunch where we spent about $7 a corn dog, but they were de-lish!

Then we went to a fun puppet show where yes, my son was chosen out of about 100 other kids to be on stage for a little bit. We were pretty nervous about it, but Austin did great (until he started punching the puppets, but we won't talk about that part;)

This is the sweet boy who just asked me tonight when I was putting him to bed if I would always love him like God does. I mean, seriously! Those are the 'mom moments' I live for! Precious heart!

Not so sure about the puppets at this point...

This is the part of "Fair Day" that he still talks about. He loved those puppets!

Only at the state fair... This thing was HUGE!!

Sometimes I wonder why I even attempt the pics of these two together. They are still cuties though. :)

Austin and Audrey rode their very first "carnival type" ride! Of course for A-town it had to be the blue airplane! We were really worried that Audrey was going to freak out and be screaming while they were up in the air, BUT she did great! Both of them laughed the entire ride! So fun!

We were on the hunt for the two things you HAVE to get when you go to the fair...

...cotton candy (look at that thing!)

Audrey getting all sticky, but loving every minute of it!
... and funnel cake! Have to admit that the funnel cake was a little bit of a let down. We will try again next year. :)

Austin inside the tire of a monster truck! That thing was GIGANTIC as A-Town kept saying over and over again. :)

He officially wants one of these for Christmas. Umm - yeah...

Here is a pic of two very tired little girlies taken like 2 seconds before they both passed out. Not a whole lot of pictures of Ains at the actual Fair. She was either on my hip while taking pictures or in the stroller. Can't WAIT until this girl starts walking!!

In the back of my mind I was hoping that this pic would be good enough to put on our Christmas card this year. Umm - nope. :) We really did have a blast at the Fair this year! I won't even tell you about how "interesting" our train ride was back to North Dallas. WOW! We made it though, and we made some great memories as well! Thanks for reading!


David M said...

Looks like a fun day! Can't believe you went w/ 3 little ones!

M J said...

Your kids are just so CUTE! :) Glad you had fun. I must admit that I will almost always choose to take my own vehicle over public transportation any day of the week. You definitely get major points for bravery on that one! :)

Samantha said...

I went with no kids last year and was exhausted! I can't imagine going with three!