Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fair 2010

To celebrate my son's birthday, we went to the local fair. We had so much fun! We were there most of the day, and by the time we left, our feet were throbbing! The kids were able to do so much though, and I think they got a lot out of it.

Our day started with a trip to the Jurassic building, where we got to see giant interactive dinosaurs. The kids loved this building! There was a section where they got to talk to people about fossils, and even handle some. Outside they did crayon rubbings of different dinos, and took pictures in those cut out things.

Next we stopped at the barnyard to look at all the animals. The kids had a blast running in the hay maze for about half an hour. They also did this mock work and shop thing, it was so cute! They start off harvesting fruits, veggies, eggs, and milking a fake cow. They turn in their basket of harvested goods and get $2 in fake money, and head to the mini Ralphs market. At Ralphs they shop with little carts and fake food, then pay for it with their fake money. Their reward for all their hard work is a coupon for a free cookie.

The building with the renaissance stuff was a fast favorite as well. The kids got to dress up in costumes, and practice their archery skills. I don't have pictures of the archery, because well... I was having a blast watching the kids and forgot to take pictures.

We also checked out a mini dude ranch, where we made rope, a honey bee farm (of course we bought some honey), played carnival games and got on some rides. We had a great and educational day!

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