Sunday, October 21, 2007

State Fair of TEXAS!

Hey y'all. This past Thursday, Heath, Ella and I got our Texas tradition on when we visited the great State Fair.

Before I get to that though, I am so appreciative and thankful for all of your Ella votes! Your response was amazing to me. You guys are just so sweet!! Thank you so much! The contest goes on through this Thursday, the 26th, so please keep voting if you would like.

The fair was amazing. It's a tradition for us to go each year. I always like to wait until the last week the fair is open in hopes that the weather is a little cooler, but this is Texas and that doesn't always happen. It ended up being a gorgeous fair day! The weather was perfect.

Big Tex! Sorry he's a little blocked.

First thing we did was go to the Little Hands on the Farm. It was this ridiculously cute fake farm where the kids go around and pretend to feed the pretend animals.

The dog show is an absolute must every year, especially now that we have a little girl who is so cutely obsessed with dogs!



This was hilarious! All day Ella kept playing peek a boo with her stroller canopy. Well, while we were eating our turkey leg (which Ella LOVED), she kept pulling it down and all we would see was this little hand reach out and snatch the piece of turkey leg on her tray. She looked like a little gremlin!

Then she would pop the canopy up and yet "boo!" We were cracking up. This was possibly my favorite part of the day!

This was Ella eating her turkey leg last year! So I did a lot of reminiscing on how our day was last year at the fair with Ella! I just can't believe how big she is getting!

We also must always go see the bird show. It's amazing because if you sit right in the middle, front section, these HUGE birds fly inches above your head. It's incredible.

"Look at the bird!"

This was really cool! Heath got chosen out of the audience to be able to sit on the stage and take a picture while this GIGANTIC owl flew right towards him and literally landed 3 inches above his head. It was incredible.
It's hard to see the owl coming towards him in this picture, so I circled it.

I was so glad that when Heath got to take a close up picture of the owl, he also got a freeze frame picture of him with the Owl right in front of his face on the jumbo tron.

Mommy and Ella at the Bird Show this year.

Mommy and Ella at the Bird show last year!

This is going to be a tradition.
Heath and Ella at the Car Show 2007!

Heath and Ella at the Car Show 2006!

While Heath was day dreaming about owning a brand new Tahoe, Ella was running, running and running. I had so much fun just watching Ella so happily running around.

Miss Priss!



Heather said...

My hubs is droolllllling over the hybrid tahoo and yukon ... I keep telling him it's not in the budget and he won't listen! :)

Great pics. Hope Ella wins the contest!

Amanda said...

I was talking on the phone while I was looking at these pictures and going, "Who is that little baby Janelle is holding?" Ha! I loved the flashback shots. It's weird to see Ella with short hair now. Y'all are the cutest family ever!

Lindsee said...

The year-to-year pictures are just delightful. Y'all are so darn cute!! And the "Whoa!" picture is my favorite!! :)

Jackie said...

love those pics...esp. the ones of the 2 of ya'll! I want to take Sara up to the State Fair next year- she'll be 3-so I think she'll have fun!! It looks so fun..I've lived in TX my whole life and never seen Big Tex- I need to mark that off my list! :) Thanks for sharing- have a great week!

Our Family of Five said...

Now, that one of her on the tractor is just too perfect!! :) She's darling!

wetherell said...

Janelle in the second pic i thought you had a short beckham bob....I love the pics!

Ang baylis said...

Great Pictures! Your husband is hilarious! He cracks me up!

pinkmommy said...

Ok, so, the Texas fair is a tad bit better than the Arkansas fair. If you don't feel like getting mugged or clogged arteries don't even waste your time because pretty much all you will find are gangstas and fried stuff.

Be Inspired Always said...

Great pictures :)

I'm new to your blog.

I have enjoyed it :)


Jen said...

Big Tex! Man I miss Texas! You have a precious family. Have a wonderful day! I'm no longer lurking here! :)

Jessica said...

What a cutie!!! Your pics are making me wish we brought our kids to the State Fair - I guess we'll have to wait until next year...

FordeFam said...

Sooo much fun!!! We missed the fair this year!!! :( I always love going, but we will definitely be getting out there next year! Looks like you guys had fun!!! :)

Kristin said...

These flashback shots are so fun to see. You know how much I love traditions, so I am already looking forward to the precious shots for next year's fair with Ella!!!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Looks like y'all had so much fun! And I CAN'T BELIEVE how much she's grown!

MamaCass said...

Didn't you love the little farm? Ella's pictures are so sweet! I am sad that we did not make it back for a second round=(

The Sanders House said...

looks like yall had tons of fun! i miss going there! at least we have the rodeo here. cute pics! (you can tell how much better your newer camera is!!)