Saturday, September 19, 2009

Midwest living.

One of the best things about living in the middle of the country is that there's not much to do here.
So we get excited about things like the State Fair!

And that's where we headed the other day.











My boys' shirts were made by my super talented, cute, and sweet friend Melissa. (Oh, I just went to grab her blog link and she's hosting a giveaway! Go check it out. I've known her for years and her quality is unbeatable.)



I thought I had a double chin, but this puts mine to shame.

This is a real bunny. There is a face in there somewhere.




What would a state fair be without a butter sculpture?






By the way, I haven't forgotten to get back with many of you.
Life is super busy at the moment.
I owe lots of you emails.
And return blog visits! Because I always try to do that.
Because I'm nice.
My kids will even tell you so. Most of the time.

Happy Weekend, gorgeous people!

30 comments:

Bei Tesori Boutique's Blog said...

Those are awesome pics! I need a better camera! lol. Looks like you guys had a agreat time. :)

Jody said...

Wonderful pics!!! We didn't get a chance to go and see the butter sculpture this year so I'm so happy to see what it looked like this year. I'm not sure why they sculpt anything out of butter, but it is one of those state fair icons that you just have to go and check out.

Bailey said...

Speaking of State Fairs - did you ever post who won the Hillbilly Giveaway? Maybe I missed it.

Great pictures!! Mmmmm fair food!

MariaSoleil said...

Deep fried strawberries?!? Please tell me you tried those...that can not be anything but yummy.

PamperingBeki said...

Hi Bailey! I did post the winner, at the bottom of this post.

http://pamperingbeki.blogspot.com/2009/09/say-what-part-7-or-12-or-something.html

It was The Flying Bee. :)

Thanks girls!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Ok, who goes to the fair and orders a LETTUCE WEDGE SALAD??

Our fair is in a couple of weeks and my kids are super excited!

Casey said...

Great pictures!!

Sew Gracious said...

Great pictures! I love the pumpkins, but how much better does it get than fried twinkies "on a stick!"

Elizabeth @ TexasEbeth said...

I've never been to the Texas State Fair but would love to. Next weekend, Kiddo & I are headed to the county fair. It's a school holiday (go figure) we'll go that Friday. Awesome pics!

Ruth said...

wait... fried pickles?! butter sculptures?! ZEBRAS?! i don't even know what a twinkie is but frying it sounds painful. you are showing me a whole new world here, miss kansas! the first and the last pictures are especially stunning. glad you had fun!

Lisa K. of XSBaggage and Co. said...

You always get the best photos!! I love seeing all of the colors of the fair.

But, um, deep-fried strawberries??! There's got to be something really wrong with that!

Trasie Bressler said...

Hey!
Great Pictures! What's your calendar looking like as far as picture taking goes? I am in need of some Christmas Pictures.

Thanks!

ArtSnark said...

Thanks for sharing the awesome pics! Feels like I'm there

Can I borrow the butter 1 for Random Tuesday? I'll link back to you of course

mel said...

I love the fair! Although, your fair is more hard core than ours here in Cali! I didn't know you could deep fry so many things! And, LOVE the last picture. Awesome shot!

Wendy said...

The rooster looks ticked and Butter Man is lookin' a little constipated...

Lovely pics! And now I know where to go for all things fried!

The Perfect Trio said...

there is a commenter who doesn't know what a twinkie is....surely they have those everywhere....right???

YUM! I'll have a phillysteak sand and some fried dill pickles, please!

thank you so much for linking to my giveaway!!!! you're the best!

on a side note...isn't it funny how long most of us have been around eBay/etsy/blogging/whatever else??? YEARS!

melissa

Whimsical Creations said...

mmmm...battered cheese curds & fried pickles. We do not get those around here very often. YUMM-O!!

The Flying Bee said...

Great pictures. Your little ones are so cute! I bet they had such a good time.

Yummy! Deep Fried Twinkies on a Stick...you just can't beat that!

Mike and Linda said...

Fantastic photos from the fair.
Twinkies on a stick...my goodness.
The phoroe of the rooster is awesome as is the chair ride sunset....looks like you all had
a great time....

Beadin By The Sea said...

Ha, these are great! I noticed a lot of "deep fried". That seems to be a common Fair theme, not limited to the midwest!

Sara said...

i want peach pie on a stick.
and i want it now.

Beth said...

That looks like it was lots of fun. I especially like your last picture with the sunset in the background. Very nice!

Mindy M. Harris said...

Nice to meet you today! That was so neat.

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

Ok, ZEBRAS at a State Fair? I don't get out much.
And was that a kangaroo butt I saw? That is one exotic state fair honey. haha!
Your pictures were fun---& I LOVE that last pic. It's the perfect "Goodbye Summer" photo.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Those pics are just fabulous. Is it just me or does butter guy look like he's in agonizing pain?? The last picture with the sunset...breathtaking. Love all the farm animals. Nothing like the fair. Thanks for sharing:)

Haus of Girls said...

Love your pics! And love me some Midwest Living!

The Boccias said...

Your fair pictures are so good! Love them.

Heather said...

Deep fried Twinkies! I think I gained two pounds just imagining that!

Abby said...

I have been meaning to comment on this post for days! I love this fair, grew up about 15 miles from it so we went every year multiple times. I haven't been regularly since 2003 and I miss it so much! Thanks for the great pics, they brought back fond memories.

We live in South Carolina now so last week I looked up where/when the State Fair is and lo and behold it is in Oct and only 2 hours away AND Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman are performing - guess who has tickets!!! :)

Marlene W. said...

I have loved catching up on the blog world tonight. I don't visit many places but I had to check out what was happening in Kansas.

The photo of the butter sculpture and Deep Fried Strawberries put me over the edge. And while scrolling down to leave this post, I noticed somebody had never heard of a Twinkie. How sad!

Thanks for lifting my spirits! I am going to visit a grieving friend tomorrow, for a long weekend. It's kind of a long story full of tragedy and the goodness of God's promises that we will see our fellow believers again someday. I just needed to relax and get my mind off of things before I hop on a plane tomorrow.

Whew!