Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dixie Classic Fair

Over the past week, we've had the pleasure of having visits from grandparents galore! My mom came in town 2 Saturdays ago to hang out and help with Guthrie while the Circle of Eight had our fall pottery sale at our house. It was so great to have her here and G definitely enjoyed his time with her until....Saturday night when he initiated us into that special rite as parents: the restaurant vomit-fest! We were out celebrating our sale with our friend Ronan, mom, Bri, Guthrie and me, when low and behold, poor little G lost his cookies. We handled it smoothly and whisked the little guy out with little mess (besides down my shirt!), receiving sympathetic glances from other parents. On the bright side, Mawmaw got lots of cuddle time from a little guy who typically is constantly on the go and squirmy on laps.

Granny and Grandpa Sanders came through town to hang and wire a Habitat house just a couple of days after Mawmaw left town. Once again, it was a great visit with lots of playing and cuddling to be had!

We had originally hoped to go out to Shelby, NC for the Cleveland County Fair while the grandparents were in town, but that didn't work out for obvious reasons. So instead, this past Sunday we found out that the Dixie Classic Fair was still in the works up in Winston-Salem, so we headed that way. We just knew that Guthrie would be beside himself seeing all the animals, rides and attractions....boy, were we right!
Checking out the baby goats.
We didn't get any pictures, but one of the highlights of our time was the children's petting zoo area. Upon entering, we bought a small bag of little carrot slivers to feed the animals. There were goats, rams, camels, and a couple of other animals I wasn't able to identify. Guthrie was a brave little guy and immediately took to feeding the animals. He mostly was focused on the little goats, but when a camel klopped over, he stuck his tasty little hand out with a carrot sliver. Unfortunately, the camel liked the taste of his finger too and didn't want to let go! When we finally retrieved the finger, it had teeth marks on it...G cried just a little bit, but what soothed him most was continuing to feed the other animals. Such a brave little guy!
Checking out the cool BMX trick bikers. This was after watching pig races.
Next Bri wanted to take Guthrie on the big slide. There were all sorts of kiddie rides, but this one especially caught our eye. Heading up the stairs...
Loading up on the yellow slide:
Wheeeee! Sliding down with Dada!
Definitely the big-time highlight was a pony ride. Guthrie was so excited he was kicking me and bouncing in my arms as we approached the pony that he "picked."

Mounting up on the pony- oh yes, note the baby bump (it's so hard to believe that our belly baby is already 28 weeks along!)!
To say the least, Guthrie was delighted to be riding the pony. He was laughing the entire time- it was hard for me not to cry, he was so happy. What an amazingly warm feeling inside to see your child filled so much with joy- there's nothing like it.

Bye bye ponies!
What a special day! And little G slept the entire way home, dreaming of fried fair food and hungry camels...

1 comment:

Traci said...

What an awesome trip to the Fair!! I love his expression while on the pony!