Saturday, August 29, 2009

Party Party Party!

This week turned out to be full of fun and excitement.
Thursday the Hug-a-Bugs and myself went to an awesome fire-fighter-themed birthday party.
My friend went all out.
There was a fire-fighter trainee obstacle course around the backyard, everyone got a hat and a badge, and then we toured an actual fire station!

Parties always require appropriate attire.
It's a good thing that fire fighters are used to the heat, because it was about 95 degrees in that station and he is about to put on a wool hood.
The Younger Hug-a-Bug asked to use the camera, and if you enlarge this you can see that he got himself, the firetruck and the Elder Hug-a-Bug reflected in the hub cap. He's clearly a genius.

Then yesterday we spent the day at the Minnesota State Fair.
It was a beautiful day.
We spent most of our time at the Kidway, I think we went on at least 10 rides between the three of us (the Younger Hug-a-Bug isn't quite to the line for many of the rides, so I got to go along). I made the ill-advised decision to ride the Tilt-a-Whirl, and my stomach wasn't quite the same for the remainder of the day.

There were mini-donuts (which were eaten too quickly to be photographed) and fresh-squeezed lemonade.

There was Irish dancing, and a band who played an instrumental cover of Bohemian Rhapsody.

In the arcade I saw a whole row of photo-booths.
So we took some family portraits.

The best part of the whole day was that the Elder Hug-a-Bug won a prize in the midway.
She won the game where you fill up a balloon with water until it pops.
I can tell you, she was over the moon.
The camera was nearly out of batteries by the end of the day (why I didn't recharge in anticipation of the fair, I don't know) so I didn't get a shot of her with her major award, but she was almost in shock.
Even with the sleepy-boy tantrum on the way to the car it was a terrific day and I can't wait for next year.


  1. So much fun. I've been bouncing around on whether or not to go to the fair. I'm being cheap right now and that doesn't correspond. Also, I've always wanted to take Seth to a fire station - very cool.

  2. I just love those little bumper boats - the kids look so cute driving them around! Looks like you all have been having some fun!

  3. Ok, just the thought of the Tilt-a-Whirl sends my inner ear in a tizzy! Your a good mom for riding it....I would have passed and sent my hubby on it.

    Lisa :)

  4. I second the tilt-a-whirl shudders. I think it would take me days to finally stop spinning. Looks like a lot of fun, though. We're passing on the fair this year, but it's still good to see what everyone else is up to.

  5. i think i may just walk over to the fair and get myself some cheese curds this weekend. $11 admission?! dang, those will be some expensive curds. but worth it!

  6. photobooth pictures are my fun!