we spent an afternoon at the utah state fair with the kiddos while in utah and since there was an abundance of awesome kiddie rides, our kids were in heaven. (which means we had an extra good time too!) so the one and only thing i figured i’d be able to ride going in to the fair was the ferris wheel, but i guess pregnant ladies aren’t even allowed to ride that. they told us it’s not because the ferris wheel is unsafe for a pregnant woman, but it was because i could fall on the 4 steps of stairs or small ramp heading up to the passenger car and that would be bad. sometimes i feel like pregnant women are treated like the most strange creatures. i might not be able to touch my toes right now, but surely i can walk up 4 or 5 stairs to the ferris wheel. i don’t know, it was just one of those really humorous moments where i had to be like, ok. i’ll just go hang out by the cotton candy stand. which, let’s face it, is a pretty rad spot to hang out. i wasn’t mad about it.
anyway, a few photos from our time at the fair below if you’d like to see!
^^^watching these three together always makes me feel good. i love how josh gives 110% to his kids when he’s with them.^^^
^^^she was SO excited that she got to be the conductor and “drive” the train for all of us! (sorry samson. you’ll be tall enough next year.)^^^
^^^after getting her arm band and wrist stamped, eleanor came beside me and asked, “mama, take a picture of my bracelet!” haha!^^^
^^^a view of the fair from the top of the ferris wheel!^^^
^^^if you can believe it, this big thing of cotton candy was their smallest bag for sale! ha!^^^
^^^please notice that both the helicopter and monster truck were blue. not a coincidence. ;)^^^
^^^since we have these in new york, we just kept walking. also, strawberry lemonade!!!!^^^
^^^we still have a long ways to go before we figure out how to take a good selfie with the real camera. but this one was in focus so that is huge progress for us!^^^
hey ferris wheel, you better look out next year. i’m comin’ for you!
ps. an old blog post from years ago when we lived in DC and didn’t have littles yet and took our polaroid camera to the montgomery county fair. THAT fair was unreal. so was that blessed polaroid camera. rip.