THIS was the year of the fair! We always look forward to it and Trey and I haven't missed a year since the first time we ever went together in the fall of 2004. We had just become engaged and nothing is more romantic than making out on the ferris wheel. Riiiiiiiight. Anyways, we have made it one of our fall traditions, as I'm sure many families do. There hasn't been a year yet though that has topped this one! Lael was just tall enough to be able to ride the kiddie rides all by her little self. Seeing her all encompassing joy made my heart flutter. As did the massive amounts of sugar that I consumed. Whatever it was, it put a smile on my face.
Here we were last year with tiny baby Ruth...
our little family back in 2010...
and us in 2009 waiting for our first baby girl to arrive!
I prefer to be with child when I attend the fair.
This allows me to:
#1 Take cute belly pics backlit by pretty fair lights.
#2 Eat absolutely anything and everything I see.
#3 Not give a rip about how much my belly is sticking out after I eat all of the said food because hey, I'm preggers.
16 weeks pregnant with baby girl #3
giving birth to Lael. unbeknownst to me.
The fair is exponentially more fun with Pat-Pat, Aunt Meg and Uncle Bryan.
The rides- oh, the rides! Lael was all about picking out her special horse, car, bike, etc. These decisions are important, you know.
My Ruthie girl was full of smiles and "cheeeese" for the pictures...
Once you finish chuckling at the expression on her little riding partner's face please check out Lael's look of pure elation...
Don't you love that she picked the pink barbie car? And no, we didn't know this little girl but she sure was a cute and fun passenger to ride with.
I love this picture of Lael and me together...
and when I was posting it I recalled another picture that looked really similar to it...
My baby girl and me together on the ferris wheel 3 years ago right before she was born. :)
Trey forgot to pack a long sleeved shirt from home, so he looked through my Daddy's old shirts and picked this one to wear.
He pretty much rocked it out.
Shoulder riding is essential at the fair.
And so are fried mushrooms.
Oh, and don't let me forget about ice cream cones.
Here's to a fantabulous fun 2012 at the SC State Fair...
until next year!