Wednesday we made it to the fair. We went in the middle of the day and it was very caliente, hot! Next year we are totally going at night. I think it's fun at night with the lights and all of the action, but it was definitely less crowded during the day which was a nice advantage. This was also the first year that the kids could actually ride some rides together. Last year Cal was too little and Emma was barely able to ride a couple of rides so while she rode those two rides she was tall enough we tried to console a grumpy two year old who didn't understand the concept of not being tall enough. Plus, last year Cal wasn't potty trained so we had the diaper bag, and the sippy cups, and the stroller, and on and on. Boy what a difference a year makes! It was nice to just go to the fair. Just to get out of the car and go. No gear, no bags, nothing.
Here is my favorite moment of the fair. Nick took them on this ride. I have never been on it. My mom would never, ever let me go and as a result I am now terrified of it. But Nick wanted the kids to experience it as it was always the thing he looked forward to do (isn't that just the cutest thing?) So he took both kids up. I was really expecting that Emma would get out there and chicken out. But she didn't...she loved it. She screamed the entire time coming down! I guess as a result of me not going I got this cute picture so it was worth it. :)