One of our favorite things we have done so far this summer was a trip to the New Jersey state fair!
Where’s Isaac? It’s like “Where’s Waldo” but scarier!
The kids were ridiculously excited over the (lame, lame, lame!) PIG RACE!!
Joseph volunteering to help cheer for the race. Luckily (sorry buddy) he wasn’t picked!
…And they’re off!! (it was about 10 seconds long)
We got to see some animals in the petting zoo
(Joseph scared/excited about the parrot imitating Isaac’s yell)
And Brian got to go into a “freak show” stand to see “Tiny Tina” who they were reporting was one of the world’s smallest women whom you could hold like a child.
Guess what it was? A little person. You know, like a dwarf! Isn’t that awful? Poor lady…
Oh well, at least we all got cotton candy… or candy cotton as Joseph called it!
But, the best part for me was that Joseph is now tall enough to go on some of the rides! And, since Brian is a giant whose knees won’t fit on most of the rides, it was up to good old Mama to take him!
I LOVED IT!
We went on a pretty legitimately scary roller coaster, and a “fun house!”
It was super dirty inside and other than a few distorting mirrors the only “fun” thing about it was this wheel at the end.
(And yes, I DID want to sing “Better Shape Up,” Grease-style!…Anyone? I know my sibs are with me!!)
The first time Joseph tried to get through it, he got stuck and just kept rolling and rolling. I laughed to myself, “Ha ha ha ha! Silly child!”
At this point quite a line was building up behind us, so I offered to let a few people go in front of us. They decided to stay for the show instead…
“Here Joseph, let Mommy help you get through…”
(you know I love you if I am willing to share this with you.)