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Sunday, August 29, 2010

nebraska state fair - 2010

We took the trip the GI for the state fair today, it was soooo windy! This was the first year for the state fair in Grand Island, so we were excited to see what it was all about. Aside from the wind, we enjoyed ourselves. We met Rachelle and family down there so the girls were all about sharing in those things together. We spent a lot of time checking out the animals.

Enjoy the pictures!

she's a natural! As we were walking up a group of about 4-5 teenagers were trying to milk this cow with no luck, and I think they told someone that it was out of water. Charli walked right up, and with perfect technique milked it just fine!! Grandpa should be proud! :-)

Charli was shucking wheat! With this nice mans help she harvested her own wheat, turned it into flower and then "made" a cinnamon roll which she got to eat! She thought that was fun!

this was a big deal! Charli is generally scared of these types of animals, but it was her idea to go see him this time. She said it was because she was "4" this time!

checking out the birthing center!

harper got in on the action too! I am happy to report that even after sticking his fingers into about each cage we walked by, he DID come home with all fingers and toes attached as God made them! He did great today, without his naps!

I told the girls I thought this was a giraffe! Ryen * Charli * Macey

Because Rachelle and I are SO tall, we thought this might put the horses height into better perspective!!

okay, well maybe THIS will show how big it was!

the girls having a peddle tractor "race"

YEP, you see correctly people. This is a CASE tattoo on Charli!! The girls got one, so she was teary-eyed when she didn't have one. Chad actually told her no, she couldn't get one! So, Rachelle kind of shuffled her off and said "I will take her"!! Dad did come over to support it though!! He said that if I posted this on here he would paint me green and yellow in my sleep!

Charli loved the rides we went on. She went on a roller coaster and was full of giggles the entire time! She even tossed her hands in the air as she went up and down! This set of swings went up in the air about 10 feet and she assured me that she was "not even a little scared".

not sure what this was called, but she loved it too! It went forwards and backwards. Our last ride, which I thought was fun enough, she told me "was soo boring". Guess she is a little of a thrill-seeker!

fun times!

she was a little upset here, she said the camel went to slow so she didn't want to ride anymore!

pulling in our driveway...ahhh, the sign of a good day!

and, the sign of a power nap after not sleeping all day!
The kid's really did a great job today, and had a lot of fun. Charli was ready to go back, as soon as we got to the car!!


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness...........what a fun looking day!! I am so glad you got to go and Charli got to spend some time with her cousins.
I heard that Harper was a VERY good boy also. I am wondering if Mother didn't have as much fun as "daughter" on the all looks like a good day.

Jen said...

How fun! Love that you look so proud on the camel!

The Preister's said...

Jen...I WAS proud! I was on a camel! I had never been on a camel before!! :-)

NB Warrior said...

If she ends up anything like Bella, she will be a thrill seeker for sure! =) Give her another year and she'll be done with the kiddie rides and want to go on the big rides with Dad. LOL!

Love the pictures and it looks like everyone had such a good time. Love state fairs!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a ball at the fair, yay!!! Cute pics!!