It has been super busy around here lately (more on that later), hence my lack of blog posts! I have a Fall festival this year that I’m participating in as a vendor. It will be my first time ever to sell “in person.” Since my products are digital, I’ve had to do a lot of prep, research, and printing, but hopefully it will pay off and I’ll earn some new customers before this holiday season. Here was our week with a pic a day (via Instagram) as well as our visit to the Texas State Fair!
Day 281: “Please don’t disturb me while I eat.” B took his bottle the exact same way.
Day 282: Maddox was watching big brother play with trains, but soon he will be in on the action.
Day 283: I came in the kitchen and found him with my coffee cup. It was cute, but I was slightly annoyed…quit drinking my coffee dude! That’s the LAST thing this boy needs.
Day 284: Brotherly love! Probably my favorite picture of these two. Beckham really is sweet towards Maddox…most of the time.
Day 285: The State Fair of Texas! Getting our picture with Big Tex! We took just Beckham…it was good to spend a little time with just him. Our trip in details is below.
Day 286: Dinosaurs and puzzles on a rainy day!
Day 287: After school on Tuesday, we swung by a pumpkin patch on the side of the road to grab a pumpkin to carve…yep, we still haven’t carved it. Maybe we’ll color our’s this year. He had so much fun checking out all the pumpkins…and throwing them.
TEXAS STATE FAIR 2014:
I don’t know about other states, but here in Texas, the state fair is a big deal. They have the BEST food and a ton to do. We decided to lave Maddox home with Gramma, so we could enjoy some time with Beckham at the fair. The weather was PERFECT for us. Usually it’s pretty hot, but it was cool and slightly overcast. Pretty much winter 🙂 We’re excited on our way in the car…
First up was a trolley ride to the gates. We had to park so far away, even at 10am, that they drive you to the fairgrounds. B loved this. It might have been just as fun as being at the fair.
We stopped by the small animals first. He sat here for a while just staring at the bunny. We all know bunnies are special to him (check out pic above…Buppy goes everywhere with us).
Then we headed into see all the big animals. As we were walking in, a girl gave us her animal food so we didn’t have to purchase any. This was probably B’s favorite part of the entire visit. You get to put the food on a shovel and feed the animals. Some of the animals were turning their head away from food…I’m sure they’re so badly overfed!
Then we stopped for our first taste of fried heaven. I forget what this was called, but it was basically a corn dog with powdered sugar and chocolate sauce drizzled on top. Sounds disgusting, but it so wasn’t!!! This is the ONLY time I eat a corn dog during the year. Who knows what’s in those things. We also got this tropical “adult” beverage. We won’t do that again…B kept asking for sips and it was getting annoying saying no every 2 minutes.
However, they tore up the pineapple after we drank it. Ryan saw a woman eating the pineapple from her drink, so he tried it and said it was the best pineapple ever. Beckham does EVERYTHING daddy does.
Afterwards, we headed into the Kid’s Zone and stopped to take a pic! Check out the Farris wheel in the background. I’m too scared to ride it. It’s like THE ride at the fair, but I’m afraid it will break. Now that I’m thinking about it, I think there was a year it got stuck and people were on it for hours.
Right across from the sea creatures photo prop, was this elephant and Beckham probably would have played on this thing for hours if we let him. There was lots more down the road to ride/play but Ronald McDonald was putting on a show and he was too scared to pass him to get to all the other stuff. So we headed to go get a picture with Big Tex (aka, “Big Cowboy” according to B).
BIG TEX! 2 years ago, he caught fire, so they had to build a new one. It was a sad day in Texas and all over the news, but I think they rebuilt a good one. He says “Howdy y’all” as you walk by. B was enthralled with him and literally just stared at him.
We also tried fried s’mores and root beer while we were there. The fair is known for the Fletcher’s corny dog. The lines for them are crazy. Check out this line. The little roof with the triangles is where you buy the corny dog and the line was all the way back where I was. We went on a Sunday and it was crowded…annoyingly crowded. We didn’t eat as much as we normally do this trip. By 2:00 I was really needing to pump, so we had to leave. The fair is going to get even better as the boys get older! And I’m sure we’ll spend four times as much.
The effects of the state fair on a 2.5 year old! I could not wake him up!
Hopefully things will slow down after this weekend. Can’t wait to share how it goes. I have a million post ideas/pictures to share. I know many of you started following my blog based on my financial posts and I have some updates and more tips to share, but obviously things have been crazy! Have a great weekend!
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