Friday, August 24, 2012

State Fair Fun 2012!

A recent blog post by my social media sister Sharlene Garcia over at Country Girl City Wife! reminded me that we too had ventured out to the California State Fair for some sun, fun and fair food. My siblings and I hold a special place in our heart for our local County Fairs and the State Fair is no exception.  I want our boys to have the same opportunities we did - FFA, 4-H, showing livestock, making projects - all of it. I have written before about how these activities have shaped me. However this post is about fun because at the age of two, there was only one thing one little boy in particular wanted to do and it was run, run, run.

I enlisted the help of my sister Christine to assist in wrangling Clayton on this warm July day. Daddy was working so I loaded up the boys and headed south for the day.

The California State Fair had a cool exhibit about toys this year. The exhibit probably spanned 50 years of toy history starting with the slinky. As you can see, it was a favorite. In fact Aunt Christine made sure Clayton went home with Slinky Dog who is a favorite character in our house from the movie Toy Story.
From the toys we headed to the farm. Hey Daddy, I think we need one of these in the back yard. What do you think?
 I was so excited to take him to the farm because he is at the age where he can actually play with many of the displays. However no surprise he had a favorite - the tractors. And he had to drive one of each color. He had some assistance too. Thanks Aunt Christine.

Mom made him sit in the big tire for a picture. He was not impressed but I was.

 And then it was on to roping. Who knew Aunt Christine was such a hand?

Before the day was over we checked out the County Exhibits - always a favorite. Here are the booths from Butte and Glenn Counties.

You may not notice it from these pictures but Baby D was there too. He napped, ate, smiled when necessary and cruised in the double stroller.
Of course no trip to the fair would be complete without ice cream. I think Clayton enjoyed his. What do you think? It was a fun day and we look forward to making the trip to the State Fair next year. Thanks for reading! ~mrs. c

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