We decided that since we were Indy, we should make a weekend of it. We visited some dear friends we went to college with and had dinner with them. We enjoyed seeing them and are looking forward to another visit soon!
We spent the night with my sister and her family and headed out to the State Fair the next morning. We weren't sure we wanted to brave the tremendous heat, but there was a cloud cover and we got an early start. Let me tell you, we had a blast! Probably the best state fair experience ever! The kids loved it and enjoyed seeing all of the animals, playing the different games and doing the activities they had set up and just being farmers for the day. Michael and I both grew up in 4-H and it is sad for me to know that our kids probably won't get involved just because of the area we live in. It would be pretty hard to put a barn with cows and pigs in our backyard! But at least with the fair, they get a taste of the experience. The thing they haven't stopped talking about it the largest pig - wow, he was huge this year!
Here are some pics from our day...
Miss Bella loving up to the baby goat
Keenan is such a sweetie with the animals
Bella feeding a goat a carrot
My precious boys
Bella, Keenan and I doing some fishin'
Aidan ... a little too small to take on the combine
Keenan being a farmer for the day
What a cheeser!
My precious niece Addy ... the hat was a little too big, but gosh she is adorable!