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Monday, August 9, 2010

Clark County Fair 2010

Annual trip to the Clark County Fair was yesterday.  I always have a good time and then a miserable time and then a good time again there.  It's the three stages of fair.  You know, like the stages of grief, only not so depressing and nobody has to die.

Alright, nearly all my photos are of the kids.  What can I say?  They are cute and they will always smile when I ask them to.

The theme this year was Aliens and it was pretty cute.  We went to the alien haunted house which was a lot like last year except there were aliens instead of like skeletons and stuff.  Right near the end of the house there was an EXIT and instead of continuing through the complete blackness we decided to just hop out there.  One of the alien workers said in a creepy (and I'm assuming alien tongue) "Thaaat's an exiiiit."  It was hilarious.  Not only are aliens scary, they are very helpful.  And they let you take photos with them.

Then the kids got their faces painted.

Mikey got Mario
 and Jazzy got a cat.
And then I made them take a photo with this lady.
Why do they never look into the camera?

I love the part of the fair where everybody's stuff is judged.  They have the weirdest categories for stuff.  They have the creepy dolls that look just like babies.
Barbie dolls having tea.
A complete Chinese restaurant in a box.
And my dad made entirely out of Legos.
My brother-in-law likes the home show stuff.  I hate it.  It's just people trying to get my phone number and make me buy hot tubs or sign up for cable television.  I find it very uncomfortable.  I don't like doing it.  It makes me feel like this:
This is the miserable part of the day.  But have no fear!  Things got better.
We had to pull Ken away from some guy trying to sell him something so he could be Papa Worm.

Last year I took a picture of the kids with a cow.  I did the same thing this year.  Last years photo:
This years photo:
Cow got smaller.  Mikey's shirt stayed the same.  What can I say?  He likes making tye dye shirts with his aunt Susie.

And here is the one photo I am in.
Why am I the only one looking at the camera?!  And I have major Fair Hair.  Fair Hair is when you spend the night at your sister's house the day before the fair and then after your morning shower you neither blow dry or straighten.  I think it's just a fad, it won't catch on.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post.  "Thrift store finds."  It's sure to be riveting.

3 comments:

twelvedaysold said...

Jesse and I were totally bored at the fair this year. We boiled it down to two things, both including Comic Con. First, the booths were totally lame compared to Comic Con. Second, I think we were both sick of people trying to sell us crap. So we spent $30 and got out of that joint stat.

Isn't Mikey just scrumptious with his missing tooth? I can't get over how cute those kids are with missing front teeth.

Christy said...

You got some great pictures. I love the fair.......

Mark Williams said...

"And my dad made entirely out of Legos."

I resemble that remark!