Monday, October 24, 2011

The NC State Fair 2011!

EZ was very disappointed last year when he realized he couldn't carry on our family tradition of going to the NC State Fair every October. It could probably be classifed as "germs central", so with his baby immune system following transplant, going was out of the question. This year we more than made up for it by enjoying a gorgeous fall day, full of fun, with four of our grandchildren and their mommy and daddy! There were rides, sights, smells and sounds to behold with the little ones, and most definitely there was the FOOD. From roasted corn, to lemonade, mini-donuts, ice cream cones, cotton candy, funnel cakes, caramel apples, rootbeer floats, ribbon fries and corn dogs, it's all good!

Of course who could miss the unusual things they actually fry at the fair. Just look at the selections here. I mean fried Kool Aid. Really? We skipped this booth, but according to our daughters, the fried Oreos and Snickers are really pretty good!

Nathan and Natalie are so big now they can ride the kiddie rides together. Here they are enjoying the dragon and catepillar without fear. And the closer to the front, the better in their eyes. Such big kiddos!

Samuel and Samantha got to ride on the firetruck high in the sky with the whole family.

Samuel's favorite way to travel was on Grandpa's shoulders. These pictures tell it all!

Samantha was fearless on the rides and was the biggest eater of the four! Her heart should say, "I love the fair!"

Luckily we came home without carrying one of these!

A fantastic time was had by all, and after 3 hours or so, we called it a day. Already looking forward to next year when Emery can come along and join the fun!


  1. What a great time!! I love the pictures of all the kids and how much fun you all had!

  2. It looks like you all had so much fun! That corn on the cob looks so yummy!

  3. It was such a great day! Thank you so much for coming with us!!! We are looking forward to next year already!