balloon wrangling

just a few more in this series of balloon wrangling pics because guess what, i like what’s going on in these so i wanna see ’em on the internet.

balloon 1

reign it in

balloon 3

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balloon 2

there we go.

awwwww.

FAIRfield

and here are some more pics from our visit to the fairfield county fair in mike’s hometown, lancaster oh. because, well, fairs always make for pretty pictures. tickets round

chopper round

slide start round

birch beerbirch round

balloon round

crowdedfair round

this may be the state’s last county fair for the year but i can’t guarantee it’ll be ours. we’re at 5 fairs for the year and one major theme park. we’re gonna see this thing through.

1. ticket to ride  2. new ride  3. dad’s turn on the fun slide  4 & 5. birch beer – it’s not only delicious, it’s pretty too  6 & 7 balloon wrangling. immediately regret the decision to get her that balloon. no i don’t. she loved it and started referring to it as her baby. it was worth it in the end.

animals + rides + food + fun

equals the fair!

last weekend we squeezed in a short trip to the marion county fair. the set-up couldn’t have been more ideal: wonderful weather, barely populated fairgrounds, grumpy three-year-old.

whatevs. she came around.

oh, i love the fair! i inevitably hear templeton from charlotte’s web singing “the fair is a veritable smorgasbord, orgasbord!” anytime i just think about it.

indiana, you do you some good fairs:

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i saved this photo for last because darla said she liked the extreme jump the best of all the rides. can’t say i blame her.

“good-bye charlotte, you old schemer.”

p.s. the franklin county fair is july 14-21 in hilliard, oh. will i see any of you there?