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Grease on a stick.

Saturday morning… it was supposed to be overcast and rainy and dreary outside so I called my clients last night and rescheduled my photo sessions.  Does it look overcast and rainy and dreary to you?  Darn that weatherman.  Oh well.  Since I had the morning off, it seemed like a good idea to take the kids to the State Fair.

If my photography business ever goes south, maybe I can join the carnival and get a job with Frank.

Dave and I have one child who is a thrill-seeker and loves adventure.  And then we have Parker.  At least he is patient enough to sit in the hot sun while his sister enjoys the tilt-a-whirl.

We did force him to go on the carousel (the lamest ride in the whole park).  The walk up to the gate made him a nervous wreck.

One kid having a great time.  One kid freaking out.

And a forced smile at the end…

To top it off, we chased down our corn dogs and lemonade with ice cream and big plate of fried dough.  We left the fairgrounds with sticky fingers, sweaty clothes, empty wallets, and nauseated stomachs.  I would call that a successful morning! 


Gina W - September 11, 2010 - 2:09 pm

The tilt-a-whirl was my favorite! One time at a carnival I just kept riding it over and over again. That’s funny about Parker. Which parent does he get that from? :) Or is that just his unique quality?

Bob O'Dell - September 11, 2010 - 8:04 pm

Eh, I may know the answer to that question. You are making me hungry.