Sunday, October 14, 2012

The fair....

So it's that time of year again. That's right, folks, the Georgia National Fair was in Perry, Ga these past few days. It's definitely the most anticipated event of the year here in good ole middle georgia (I say this in complete seriousness, there is actually a huge countdown calendar in Perry counting down the days till "fair time").

We were able to enjoy this experience this year with my parents, who were visiting for the weekend.

It was pretty nice having the extra pair of hands.

Daredevil Leah rode on the Ferris Wheel, a little roller coaster, and on the jumping Jumbo ride.

The jumping Jumbo ride was not jumping, and my mom deeply insulted the carnival worker by asking why Dumbo wasn't flying. This is evidently a sensitive issue around the fair.

Elias absolutely loved this train. He also loved watching Leah ride a sheep.

Unfortunately I did not get any good pictures of Leah actually riding the sheep (which was hilarious, by the way) because she was only on said sheep for about 2 seconds. I took a video, but the video didn't really come out very well. Sad, but the image is burned into my memory forever, so that's okay.

She was really proud of herself, and loved it! How proud we must be.

After a healthy dinner (fried pickles and friend onions), and a deep fried snickers,

some walking around, avoiding awkward eye contact with workers entreating us to pay 10 dollars to try to win a 1$ prize,

A visit to the dairy barn, petting zoo, and a horse show,

we decided to call it a day. Because Elana and Elias were just not having it any more.

Seriously though, this was definitely the most fun we have ever had at the fair!


  1. Awww, I grew up going to the Perry fair!

  2. Jess, you are looking wicked good! You're one good looking Mama!

  3. I was going to say the same thing as Molly! Also, that's so lame that Dumbo didn't fly. And I'm super upset that you don't have pictures of Leah riding the sheep.

  4. Awwww!!!!! Thank you Katie and Molly!