We had such a fun time at the fair this year (way back at the beginning of August). It was August's first fair, and you can't go wrong with taking Merit to a fair. She's a girl after my own heart in many ways, and loving the fair is one of them.
Here she is at the fair last year (our last outing as a family of three!)....
and this year...
Both girls loved checking out and petting all of the animals. Merit showed her enjoyment a little more than August, but August was definitely intrigued!
Texas representing at a Tennessee fair!
Merit went through the little farm and "worked" for an ice cream sandwich. It was adorable - when she was all done with her chores and she got paid, she made herself right at home at the table and busted open the sandwich like it was something she did everyday.
And of course she loved the rides. It's hard not to spend a fortune letting her ride rides all day - they make her SO happy!
Here's a video of Merit riding the Nemo fish ride. At the end it shows August watching the ride go round and round. Super cute. Maybe next year, baby girl.
August got to ride her first carousel ride with Kevan and Merit. She wasn't sure about it at first (it was way past bedtime at this point), but she liked it once it got going.
We went to the park today, and I let August roam about the big kid park for the first time. She was obsessed with climbing the big slide, which was no surprise. She's a climber! She was so determined to make it to the top every time! Her static-y hair was awesome by the end of it, and her little heart was beating so fast.
Speaking of hair, my super sweet and awesomely rad husband dyed my hair a darker brown for me tonight. It reminded me of how my Grandaddy used to give my Mama Bea "permanents". Thank you, Kev!