Friday, October 11, 2013

The State Fair

This past weekend, Virginia experienced a typical Indian Summer weather pattern--lows in the 70s, highs in the 90s (or higher), sunny and dry.  Honestly, once the cooler temperatures tease us in September, I'd prefer it to stay chilly for the remainder of fall (there's something odd about wearing sunscreen in October).  But the weather did time well with some outdoor activities that we had planned to do, including the Virginia State Fair:

This was our fourth annual trip to the fair and by far our best one yet.  The kids are the perfect ages right now to enjoy the kiddie rides, but independent enough not to need us beyond a meal ticket and transportation to and from the grounds.  Will and I even teased each other that going to the fair was like date night with the kids--we could hold hands, walk together, hold actual conversations about adult topics, and we ended up talking about Frances and George most of the night.  See, just like an actual date night!

Silly George.

(Almost) Disney World!

Frances only wears her fanciest dress to the State Fair.

My trophy husband.

George, be nice to your sister!

The kids and their father are somewhere up there.

If you can't tell from their expressions, this was their favorite ride.

The next day, we spent a hot but fun day at the Junior League's annual Touch-A-Truck:

Along with moon bounces, fun buses, and trucks galore, they had puzzles and other calmer activities which were a perfect way to cool down.

Tank tattoo!

We met up with some friends, which meant even more running around for the kids.

What you can't see in this picture is that George is covered head-to-toe in dirt.  And he loved every second of it.

Happy Friday, everyone!  I seemed to have gotten my wish and we are in for gray, chilly weather this weekend.  Here's to curling up with a blanket and hot chocolate and not going anywhere!

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