Sunday, April 22, 2012

Food Fun and Friends at the Spring Fair

Oh My Goodness! What a day! We spent our Family Day at the Puyallup Spring Fair with some dear friends.  It was divine. The sun was shining, the rides were whirling, the children were skipping and the food was frying.  Yum.  Just in case you were wondering where to find the cutest children on the planet; I found them! They were at the Spring Fair the very same day we were! Imagine that. (Snicker)

See what I mean? I found them! The cutest kids  on the entire planet.

Kaela and  Ellanor spent the day hand in hand.  They are at that fantastic age where everything is an adventure and the next giggle is never more than a moment away.  Watching them discover the fair and make memories together was a mother's delight.

Boys Buddies and Baby Goats

Just after we moved to Washington I learned that I have farming in my blood. Apparently, my paternal great grandparents were raised on a farm in eastern Washington.  As the story goes, they even had a family feud over a piece of land and a darling yellow farm house.  Look at them... I guess it it's in the blood, eh?

Way to go, Kids!

Look at this Handsome Fellow!

The four kids paired off and had a blast on the swings.

Great Grins!

What Fun!

However, the kids version of the swing ride proved too tame for our adventure seeking daughters.  They had their sights set on the full sized swings.  Yeah, the ride that towers above the fair like a twirling tower of doom... or at least that is how it looked to me.  I mean this thing triggered all kinds of phobia. 

Twirling Tower of Terror

 The girls squealed, gasped and giggled.  Pointing and jumping up and down the begging began.  I tried all the tricks in my bag.  I warned them that the line looked so long that we probably wouldn't have time to do anything after that ride.  I warned them that they were most likely not quite tall enough for this sort of ride yet.  Maybe next time...

Tall Enough!

Much to my dismay, those daring divas were plenty tall enough.  I was out of excuses.  It was time to let them fly or tell the them that I was too afraid to let them go. Of course, they were THRILLED and perfectly happy to wait in the long line I had warned them about. It actually moved pretty quickly.  
Thumbs Up! Ready for Takeoff!
 Once it was our turn, my girlfriend and I buckled those giggling girls in and let them fly!

Up Up and Away!

Into The Sun!

Cotton Candy!


The anticipation was almost too much.  Those seemingly sweet girls working the cotton candy machine tortured these poor kids with every swoop around the big candy making bowl...

It's Too Much. I Can't Watch.

Nervously Hoping

At Last!!!

OH Yeah! 

We finished the day off with one last hoorah, a Krusty Pup and a soda. Nils wisely chose an apple instead. 

See you next year, Puyallup Spring Fair!


  1. Absolutely perfect day for such a trip. :) Sounds like it was great fun!

  2. Wonderful adventure, great pics!

    I would have thrown up on the swings.