Thursday, August 18, 2011

Summer Lovin'

Last week my sis-in-law Lurlyn and I took our kiddos to the Clark County Fair. I think I want to start making this a tradition every year because the kids have so much fun! All the animals are fun to look at and they loved the rides. It's so expensive though... ugh. Why does everything have to cost so much? Especially when you want to do something fun with your family. One of the fair workers was trying to entice you to come play their games by saying, "only $3.50, that's cheaper than gas."

The pictures pretty much speak for themselves on the fun factor. Beware, it's a picture overload. Always hard for me to choose just some when they are all my favorites. ;)

p.s. I wish I could have a fair in my backyard for my future photography business. I love the backdrop of bright colors and smiling faces.

Ok... here we go. First we started off looking at the sheep, the chickens/roosters, and bunnies. There were some crazy cool chickens! Who knew. Quiz: one of the chickens wanted to peck my eye out and one of them are called "show girls". Can you guess which ones? 
flockers grouped

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show birds

bunnies grouped



Now we are on to the goat exhibit. This one was the most fun for the kids because goats like to be pet. They even poke their heads through the wire for more. My little Timmy especially loved this exhibit. I loved the 2 pics of Aubs below... isn't she growing up too fast?!!! :'(
aubs grouped


goatie grouped

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Warning: we are onto the reptile exhibit. Not for the faint. (you probably saw the snake pic before you saw my warning... sorry. It was a cool pic. I had to include it.)  The kids loved this exhibit. I think we spent the most time here. They also had a baby skunk, a baby tiger, and a crocodile. Ooooh!
reptiles grouped

turtle grouped
I love this pic below of all four kids.

This year they had a bird show on a pirate ship. It was actually pretty cool. The guy mostly talked about the birds to educate people not to buy them unless they know exactly what they are getting into. The little kids sat thru the first part and then we had to go... too many ants in the pants. I thought it was cool that he trained his birds to collect dollar bills from the audience and then they delivered it to the dish on the stage. Impressive.


On to the rides. Lurlyn started off giving her little Sophie a pony ride. Isn't she cute?!
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So Timmy and Sophie were too small to ride the kid rides this year but the guy that ran the cars let them on. They loved it! If you notice in the pics all of Timmy's expressions. Yeah... he loved it so much that when it was time to get off, he threw a huge fit and clawed my face and pulled out a chunk of my hair. He wanted back on really bad.
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The train ride. Also a favorite.
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And the airplane. An adult had to ride with them... sorry Lur. She doesn't do too good going round and round in circles but she sure looks good. ;)



  1. I love the expressions on Timmy's face! Such a serious driver!

  2. Looks like fun!!! Timmy and Aubrey are so darn cute... I love his expressions... Glad you had fun.

  3. Wow, that fair is WAY cooler than ours!! It looks like your cute kids had a blast!

  4. You should buy Timmy a pet goat.

  5. The pictures are beautiful!! It looks like you guys had so much fun! I cant believe how big Aubs and Tiny Tim are! I miss them...

  6. Great pics, and what a FUN outing!!!

  7. I love love love these pictures. Just another bene of being your sister-in-law, my kids end up in your gorgeous photos!! This a must for a yearly tradition, always sooo much fun. I love the group shots of them in the cars. They all have the cutest joy filled expressions, fun memories!

  8. What fun! All the kids are so cute and look so happy! I bet it was a complete blast. Kids love stuff like that. :) And, as always, your pictures are fantastic! You really have a great talent, Nicole. :)

  9. What fun! All the kids are so cute and look so happy! I bet it was a complete blast. Kids love stuff like that. :) And, as always, your pictures are fantastic! You really have a great talent, Nicole. :)


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