Fried food and the fair!

Since we spent some time visiting my family a few weeks ago, we decided to head back to WV last Friday for the day to spend time with my in-laws. We wanted to take Will and Harper to the State Fair of West Virginia. Will had been with us to the fair when he was fifteen months and Harper had not been at all. My husband and I grew up going to the state fair since it is held in our hometown. Let me tell you, it is much more fun to go to the fair as an adult when you have kids! We got so much joy out of seeing them have fun:) Here’s a quick recap of our time at the fair.

Will and Mimi rode on the carousel. He absolutely loved it! And we even went back to ride a second time before leaving the fair.

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MIss H. was too short to ride any of the rides except for the teacup. I actually don’t think she was tall enough to ride it, either, but the ride operator reluctantly agreed to let her ride. She liked the ride but got a little dizzy. Next year she will be able to get on more rides!

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Mimi and Harper watching Will and Daddy ride the helicopter ride. Miss H. doesn’t look very thrilled, ha! She was tired at this point.

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We didn’t go on the Ferris Wheel this time, but it’s one of my favorites!

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One of the kids’ favorite parts of the fair was checking out the animals. Here’s Harper with the bunnies. She did a great job not putting her hands in the cages. She loves to touch everything, so I thought for sure she would stick her hands in, ha!

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The horses were beautiful. Marcus, the horse below, was HUGE! Will loves horses and is accustomed to feeding our neighbor’s horse, Shadow. However, he was a little intimidated by the size of Marcus.

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Miss H. chilling in the stroller. She never fell asleep though-too much excitement and too many things to view!

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These pics always crack me up!

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Oh, fair food. So, so expensive and so not good for you. There was fried dough, fried oreos, fried candy bars, and everything else you could imagine fried. I shared a piece of pizza with the kids and a few onion rings with my husband. Mimi and my husband had a Philly cheesesteak. We got a 2 pound (ha-it felt that heavy!) cinnamon roll to go and shared dippin’ dots with the kids before leaving the fair.

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Before leaving the fair, we had to use up the remaining ride tickets, so Will decided he wanted to go on this truck ride by himself. Such a big boy! I was amazed that he rode by himself:)

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After the fair, we went back to my in-laws’ house and hung out. We attempted to put the kids down for a nap since they were exhausted from the fair, but both Will and Harper were having too much fun to nap. So, we played outside and had dinner with Mimi and Grandaddy. We’re looking forward to taking them back to the fair next year, and riding even more rides:)

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