Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hudsonville Fair 2010

Hooray, it's fair week! We LOVE the fair. It is good, cheap, fun entertainment for the whole family. Mom loves it because I can take my kids out of the house for hours and only spend $3, or if I decide to treat myself to an elephant ear I spend around $10 ;). The kids love it because there are animals, rides, tractors to climb on, friends to see and more and more. Dad loves it because of the fried vegetables and the off road derby, which the kids love as well.

Today I took the kids to the fair from 11:30-3. When we first arrived, we waited in line for 1/2 hour so the kids could pick up the 5 free ride tickets they earned for reading 450 minutes this summer! I am glad we got in line when we did because that line just kept growing and growing. After we picked up our tickets, we headed over to the animal barns. Both kids love looking at all the different farm animals-cows, pigs, horses, goats, bunnies, chickens, geese and roosters. OK, the roosters are actually not a favorite because they make so much noise, but all the other animals are great fun to see and feel!

This year the goats were #1
After hanging out in the barns for a while, we climbed on a few tractors. Another favorite FREE activity. Before last year, our kids didn't even realize there were rides at the fair. They were just happy to look at the animals and climb on the tractors.

Wishing they could really take this baby for a ride

Next we headed over to the bleachers to watch a little show. Both kids were sitting down in front of the stage having a great time. They were laughing, clapping, dancing and singing. Then Tyson got picked to go on stage.
Mr. Cool

This caused little sis to feel kind of jealous, so she chose to sit by me in the bleachers instead of getting on stage with a plastic shaker. Here's a video of my main man Tyson rockin' out!
video


After watching the show, we met up with the Huisman's and headed for the rides! First the kids wanted to go on the race cars.
Ready, Set, GO!

They both were laughing and thought it was so cool. Then we headed for a little roller coaster. I do have a video of them with their hands up, laughing and screaming, but it will not post : ( So you'll just have to use your imagination!

By this time, I was ready to go home. I had neglected to put sunscreen on any of us because it was so cloudy when we headed out that morning. However, I had started to feel my skin burning sometime around 1 and it was now 2 hours later and I was starting to feel a little sore. So we headed home, the kids watched TV, I took a little nap, and then Darin came home.

After doing a little yard work, we headed back to the fair around 5:30. First the kids used their last 3 tickets to go on more rides. The best moment was when Jori was in the fun house and couldn't figure out how to get through the maze of windows. She was literally running into them and the ticket man had to go and help her get out. Tyson came out and said "There wasn't even anything funny in there!" Oh well, live and learn. After the tickets were gone we bought some fried food-french fries and fried veggies. Yum. Then it was back to the animal barns and tractors to show daddy all the cool stuff we had seen that morning. I left a little after 6:30 and have been enjoying some peace and quiet! Darin and the kids are at the off road derby. He is a brave man being there with the two of them, and I love him for it.

Hooray for the Hudsonville Fair. We will be going back. I still need to get my elephant ear!

2 comments:

retha said...

'It is good, cheap, fun entertainment for the whole family.' Those don't often come all together.
Can see you all had a good time.

jonna said...

Retha, I know. So it is a blessing when they do! Is it starting to warm up by you? We are finally having weather that is less humid and much more enjoyable.