Monday, August 13, 2012

THE FAIR 2012

A photo strip of us at the fair every year we've gone
(we only missed one year)
It's that time of year again! THE FAIR! Oh how I love the fair. It's such a happy place for me, full of fun rides, games, interesting people, sweet treats and ANIMALS!


my handsome man and our darling daughter waiting for me to pack up Bowie-bear and the stroller
We like to hit the photobooths first thing when we get to the fair before we get all sweaty
waiting for our strips to print
cuteness
next it was time for rides!
Clementine freaked out when she saw this one because it was "JUST like the DUMBO ride!"
baby bunny in her mini canoe 
we took turns taking Clemmie on the big girl rides
Papa bear waiting with Bowie for his turn 
waiting for my turn
hands up!
then we took a walk through the HALL OF FLOWERS
so in love with my Dahlia dress!
it was a water theme this year so there were all of these wood carved fish and mermaids everywhere.
then it was time for lunch!
when we decided to go to the fair Boz did some reading to figure out what the best food this year was, and the internet said SONORAN DOGS so that's what we chose.
A newcomer to the fair, Lisa Thompson and her sister, Debra White, both of Santa Rosa, won the judges' hearts with a hot dog wrapped in bacon, topped with pinto beans, grilled onions, mustard and mayo. The kicker is a sweet Mexican roll specially made by Santa Rosa's La Reyna Bakery.
french fry smiles
"smile pretty, baby!"
after lunch we went to the kids play area
Clementine got to be in a pirate show

one of the tasks the kids had as pirate helpers was to find all of the rats on the ship and throw them overboard, but Clementine felt bad for them so she jumped ship to save them all :3
proud parents
only a promise of of the petting zoo could pull Clementine away from all of the amazing toys in the play area
ohmygod tiny pigs!
ohmygod

ohmygod ohmygod

heaven tbh
I guess there were other animals there too, but so what whatever. ;)
Kiki told me to eat some funnel cake for her, so in the spirit of being a good friend I agreed. I was  giggling about all of the powdered sugar on Clemmie's face when Boz turned the camera on me to prove that Clemmie wasn't the only messy eater.
we saved the carousel for last
I couldn't believe our luck when I saw that there was a bunny and a bear right next to each other, since those are our nicknames for Clem and Bow. 



right next to the photobooths they also do old timey photos and I've ALWAYS wanted to have one done...

how perfect is this?!
I am SO pleased
 such a wonderful day! 
I can't wait to do it all again next year!

23 comments:

  1. Ahhh once again you have such a perfect little family!
    Not to mention that dress looks amaze on you!!
    Kristy xx

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    1. isn't that dress wonderful?! I'm so obsessed with it. I've tried to buy other dresses since, but nothing feels right anymore.

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  2. Those sonoran dogs are THE BEST! They're so bad for you but soooooo goooooood. I've always wanted to take those classic photo booth photos, such great memories!

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    1. I'm already a big hot dog fan, and these were pretty amazing.

      The old timey photobooth pictures is something I've wanted to do forever! I'm so glad we finally did it!

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  3. This looks like so much fun!!! I'm jealous, the fair here starts this weekend but I can't go until the 31st, I'm literally going to die :( :(

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    1. takes lots of pictures for me! I love seeing what other fairs around the country are like!

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  4. kelly-anne. you guyyyyyys. need to stop. that PB pic of Clem second from bottom in last lot is KILLING ME. you are a peach. babe'n.

    <3 erica

    imbeingerica.blogspot.com

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    1. Clementine makes the best faces. She is a photobooth master.

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  5. oh! and the owl wallpaper! adorable x

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  6. you are the best friend! yay! i just wish i was there to help eat it!!!!! i miss you guys and daaaaaamn guuuurl! you be looking sexy! i love the retro rockablie look on you!
    xo,
    cb

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    1. I wish you guys could have come with us ;____;

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  7. I love how mischievous Bowie looks in the old timey picture!

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    1. Right!? his face makes the picture for sure.

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  8. your hair looks amazing and i love love love clementine's dress!!

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    1. THANK YOU!!! Every time I put that dress on Clem I grumble about how I wish I had it in my size. It's so flowy and magical. I am forever jealous.

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  9. new follower - your blog was recommended by michelle marques/sonoma nail art. i am instantly in love with you and your family. love your style - and your little girl and mine would get along famously! jumping ship to save the rats?? oh yes, my maddi would do that very same thing <3

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    1. Oh, I LOVE Michelle! She is a nail art QUEEN!

      Your Maddi sounds like a doll, my Clementine would adore her <3

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  10. ok please tell me you used a tutorial for your victory rolls and that you are amazing enough to share it

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    1. I didn't, but they're REALLY simple to do! I'll take some picture the next time I wear them an make a post about how to do it. <3

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  11. Love that you have a photo strip from every year! That is so much fun. Looks like you all had a really great day. :) Bowie's face in the old time photo absolutely makes it. Too cute.

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  12. THAT OLD TIMEY PHOTO IS AMAAAZING!!! I love how Bowie looks like he completely knows what he's doing ! XD Awwe I can somehow tell he's a real smart kiddo

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  13. I've been catch-up-stalking your blog. You have the most cutest family ever.

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