Tuesday, September 09, 2008

A Week Late, But A Month Early...

I've gotten a bit behind on the old bloggy here. So here is a quick recap from two weekends ago... The highlight was the County Fair, of course. Tankster loved seeing all the animals, we saw sheep, pigs, cattle, bunnies and all manner of fowl...



Its funny that he looks so mezmerized by chickens here, as they have two at his daycare that free range among the kiddos. But the turkeys were taller than him, and many of the pigeons were above eye level, so chickens it was!

Here he is checking his line while driving a tractor through the fair crowds. I tell you, its the best way to get to the front of the line for the choo choo train ride...


And here he is NOT displaying any of the joy or glee that the train ride actually brought him. He LOVED this thing. Wanted to ride it all night. They make you buy tickets to ride the rides, so somehow it seemed less like money then. So we actually ended up spending WAY more on this silly thing than we should have. He's also too small to ride alone, so one of us got to go each time, doubling the cost. Eeek. He rode one other roller coaster-y kid ride, but he really didn't like it, and kept asking for the choo choo again. So we caved. Big softies.


There was one more highlight to the fair, that I forgot to get a picture of. I had entered socks and a hat in the crafts part, and they both won third place in their division! Woot woot!

Sunday we had planned to actually do more agricultural (and knitting focused) exploration, as I thought it was the "Mariposa Agri-Nature Trail/Weekend in the Country" weekend. So we drove out to the local alpaca farm. Just as we got there, I actually looked at the pamphlet in my hand and noticed that it was supposed to take place at the end of September, not the end of August. We were a whole month early. Oops.

Karen and John couldn't have been any nicer about our mistake, and gave us our own personal tour anyway. I hope to be able to return the favor and maybe get a group of local knitting ladies to come out and peruse her fiber wares during the regular tour weekend!

Next up! A wedding outside of LA, Tanks first ocean visit, and kicking the ball around on a college football field...

4 comments:

sara Smith said...

My gosh girl, how DO you do it?
All this while the new house is being demo-d, working, knitting, and still blogging, etc...
you are my hero.
It looks like you had a blast of a time with a fun family outing.
Cheers, m'dear!
Sara

Kathleen said...

love the picture of lee and tankster on the train!
it looks like they are inside of a big cupcake. lol

and CONGRATS on your ribbon!
you're my hero, too.

sigh...

Robert said...

Looks like a lot of fun out there! More Suzie pictures, please!

Stephen said...

Hey U!
Congrat's on winning! Your so talented! Ahh, it looks like you guys had a great time! Hey, I didn't get to congratulate you all on the new house...it looks way cool! Hopefully, it won't take to long to snap into shape!