Archive for October 28th, 2012

the ferris wheel…

jasper might have had three state fair requests (we checked off the cotton candy and the roller coaster but the winning the big, big, big toy was a no-go – those fair games are a scam!!  buy coupons to play game but first (!) buy a game card so you can even use the coupons to play a game?  i don’t think so…  you can shove that game card where the sun doesn’t shine, mr. state fair of texas…  stupid game card.  moving on…) but jon had only one.

he wanted us to ride the ferris wheel aka The Big Star…

so we did.

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that sucker was TALL.

did you know that this ferris wheel is one of the tallest ferris wheels in the country?

i believed it once i was standing at the base and looking up.

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windy, windy, high, high.

two things that i discovered about jasper that day:  she loves roller coasters and she isn’t afraid of heights whatsoever.

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hello, you two!

one thing i discovered about myself that day:  heights make me nervous when jasper is involved.  i mean, what if a giant eagle swooped down and grabbed her while she was waving all excitedly down at the tiny ant people far down below on the ground?  what?  it could happen.  have you read tolkien?

so anyway, after a little teasing from jon and jasper and a little loosening of my death grip on jasper, i relaxed and enjoyed myself…  although i kept an eye out of giant eagles.

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cotton candy!

as we were walking up to the gates, jasper was breaking it down for me:

“mama, i wanna ride a roller coaster, win a big, big, big toy and eat cotton candy on a stick!  can we do all that?  what do you think?”

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coupons for cotton candy?  check!

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happy smile?  check!

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lick lippin’ good!

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sharing the cotton candy with mama and daddy?  check!

i’d say The Cotton Candy On A Stick Experiment was a definite check!

the state fair of texas, yo!

we made it!!!  yes, it was the very last day of the state fair but we made it!
whew!
that was a close call.

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there was dancing exhibitions that jasper was thrilled to participate in…

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kiddy rides to run around in and climb…

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blurry pictures to take…

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animals to feed…

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more close-up photos (whoa, my nose is big)

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more animals to feed…

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and more kiddy roller coasters to ride!

what a day!