Tuesday, October 25, 2011

State Fair of Texas

It's been a family tradition since I can remember that we go to the State Fair while it's running.  Even when Stephen and I lived in Belgium, I came home during October and made it.  This year was no different, except that we barely made it...on the very last day.

Knox had a stomach bug all weekend, so I didn't know if he would make it or not.  He definitely wasn't his normal happy self, and we didn't stay too long, but I think he had a good time with what we did do.

We rode the DART, which was good and bad.  We didn't have to pay for parking or gas, but it took us about 2 hours more than it would have driving (both ways of course).  Once we were on the grounds, we started by taking pictures near big Tex.  His voice has changed, and he sports Dickies instead of Levi's, but he's still Tex.  Knox only got excited about him once he was on Dad's shoulders.

We then headed over to the petting zoo and dog show.  Knox wasn't thrilled about the petting zoo, mainly because the animals that he could touch were enormous, and I think he would have preferred to be left to his own devices.  Unfortunately, it felt like everyone at the fair was in the cramped zoo...so we didn't spend too much time there.

The dog show was great.  We weren't very close to the action, and the dogs were running and jumping at warp speed, so my pictures are all mostly blurry.  Knox loved it.  They had dogs that chased frisbees, dogs that long-jumped into the water, and jack russell races.  Most of the time he looked like this:

And saw things like this:

Once we grabbed lunch, we headed to the cars.  This was BY FAR his favorite part of the fair.  Really, it's his favorite part of any day.  From the moment he wakes up he asks about cars, points at cars and wants to watch the movie "Cars." So, we figured he'd enjoy the car show.

And we even ran into some friends.  Katie and Matt were there with sweet Caleb.  Knox loved trying to put Caleb's paci in :)

And then it was back to driving cars.  He drove SUV's, sports cars, Hybrid's and even a minivan.  He was in heaven.  Here he is mid-word..."Vroooooom."

 We already can't wait until next year.  They have so many fun things for the kiddos...he's going to be in heaven.

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures, Katie! Knox is growing up so quickly!! I think the dog show was one of my favorite things at the Fair. Hope y'all are well!