Instagram followers know that last week we went to our county fair. It. Was. Delicious.
Gwinnett County Fairgrounds have been a favorite place for me since we moved here from New Jersey. I remember coming here in middle school to ride the rides and secretly wished I was allowed to own 14 hole Doc Martens or could throw a back handspring like the cheerleaders who showed up in their track suits with skirts on. I had an identity issue…what can I say.
And then in highschool, we actually had our homeschool fine arts program perform here. I was the airhead in the play held at the Fairgrounds Ampitheatre and my little brother Timmy threw up on the Northwest side of the grounds from eating too many Big Macs. Aww memories.
This post isn’t about anything in particular. Just a recap of our time for our moms.
I am not the most active mother with Will…we spend lots of time just hanging out at home. The kid knows how to do independent play time. So on this particular day, I was really excited to tell him about coming to the fair with Daddy. It was a needed break from the kitchen chaos. I think I may have said to Jeremy that if he even thinks about the paint sprayer that night I would cut him.
The first thing we did was hit up the cattle and 4H buildings. Will was mooing up a storm.
I learned that I wasn’t allowed to ride anything due to the occupied uterus. Not even the kiddie rides. Apparently threatening the swing operator doesn’t make much difference. Trust me. I tried. I also may have claimed that I wasn’t pregnant. For some reason it was a relief he didn’t believe me. I think the waddle was a give-away.
Will is over 36″ now (my leggy boy is actually a little over 38″!!!) so he got to ride pretty much everything. He acted as chaffeur for the truck. He picked GREEN vehicles at every opportunity…his current favorite color 🙂
Also, he rode his first real roller coaster. Jer taught him to put his hands up in the air on the fast downhill parts.
Can I just say that I love how colorful all the rides are? So freaking cute.
I was getting hungry…nothing new…so I told Jer it was time to hit up the food alley.
I ordered the chicken on a stick and Jer ordered the chili nachos with ranch dressing. The chicken was amazing. We all fought over it. I really wanted a turkey leg but I overheard someone say that theirs wasn’t that good. And my stomach was screaming for a roasted corn on the cob but the line was too long…so my tired dogs won over the taste buds.
Then we headed back to Kiddieland for more rides. It was a huge section of the fair…probably half of the rides were in this section…so it was perfect for us.
He already hit up the trucks, the planes, the fourwheelers and the coaster…so next we did boats, motorcycles, tugboats, trains, swings, and 4×4’s. He’s officially a motorhead. All he needs now is a Nascar shirt and a hover round.
I think Jer was over the rides midway through. Monkey Mayhem was probably the last straw…err…peel.
Since we rode pretty much everything in Kiddieland, we decided to walk around the rest of the fair and see the sites.
and get liquid-gold-covered-in-powdered-sugar.
There is something really beautiful about neon lights especially in mass. It’s like dust bunnies. Just one is like yeahwhatever. A ton? Pure unadulterated magic.
Who knew bubbles with fair lights are like the most beautiful thing ever?! They are like Jennifer Lopez…you just want more.
Jeremy was tuckered out at this point. It may have had something to do with the spinning monkey. So as we walked outta the fair, I just kept snapping pictures of all the color.
Apparently the snake girl is really just the offspring of Megan Fox and the devil. The fact they named her Angel is irony at it’s finest.
This was the only family fair pic we got. In the crazy mirror…I love how Jeremy’s face looks likes he’s having an allergic reaction of some sort.
Loved this. loved every second. Fairs really are some of the most fun things ever….even if you have to take out a small loan to pay for them. The funnel cakes make it all better. That should be a poster.
p.s. I added some fair shots to my print shop…so if you are interested in adding a little swing into your life (or gallery wall), check em out!