Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Weekend...

We went to the county fair this weekend and even though it paled in comparison to the real thing...
(ya'll know what I'm talking about)
It was still a lot of fun ;) We went with Brian & Jenn and their family and the weather could not have been more pleasant.

I am super busy this week trying to cram in SUMMER! FUN! AT! EVERY! TURN! so this post may be many pictures with few words...

What's a fair without the barrel train?

And several deathtraps fun rides for the family!

And the good ol' pen of germs petting zoo...
Now this ride will require a little background info. And the pics? They won't even do justice to the hysterical expressions on my son's face.

Basically it looked like a typical kiddie ride that putted around the track and for the most part that was true. But like any good stock car it had some action on the turns. For Samuel it was action that was a bit....
Right about now. I was laughing so hard. I could not breathe. Or control my bladder.

Pig Racing. The ever-professional and oh-so-realistic announcer chose people in the crowd to root on the pigs. Apparently, Samuel's pig won. In the world of "Samuel the Constant Competitor", this means that he (being Samuel) actually had something to do with Tony Squealing Stewart being the fastest pig. And there was a ribbon involved.

I think this might be Samuel's Best Day Ever.

Take a close look at the ribbon. With a cross on it. I thought Samuel was gonna bust a spring when he saw that little attention to detail.Sharing the gospel. While racing pygmy goats.
Please tell me you have heard of the Banana Splits Show? Please??? Well guess what!
Here we are folks... Tra, La, La!

Bumper Cars
AKA: The fastest way to get a stiff back.
We needed sandpaper to remove the thick layer of filth from Samuel's feet and my stomach might never be the same after eating fried oreos and then riding "The Street Fighter" (which is exactly what I looked like when I got off) with Emma, but.....we had a blast!
Benjamin did not seem to fully enjoy the experience. Surely next year when he can traipse through the grime and debris himself and devour his very own fried oreos, his opinion will change.
Brian. The Elder.
Speaking of Brian.
Our church facilities were not available for us on Sunday morning so at the last minute we pulled it together and had worship service here! At our house!

I am using this last week to nail down my calendar for the upcoming year and finish getting things organized. I plan on posting my final curriculum choices and what our day-to-day schedule will look like. While I am sad for summer to be over, I am really excited to start another year of homeschool! It has been the sweetest blessing and challenged me in every area of my life.



Wendy said...

That looks like such a fun day!

Jill said...

Love the pics and am a bit jealous of church in your living room. ;o)

Jill said...

I went on a ride with my 4 year old at Mall of America that I thought was just swings going around a circle. Yes that would be the case, but swinging at light speed. Yikes I thought I would loose my lunch, and the previous days too. A just laughed and said again momma!!!