Tuesday, September 8, 2009

State Fair Fun

We took the kids up to the Alaska State Fair in Palmer this Labor Day weekend. Although I am glad we went, I don't think I'll ever go on the last weekend again. We got there just as it opened and within an hour the fairground was packed!! It was bad enough to put Chris on edge and that just ruined it for me. But we pushed on for a couple of more hours, letting the kids enjoy the rides and games and such. I wish I had taken photos of the people WAITING to purchase tickets when we left. I have never seen the lines so long! Next year...it'll have to be a weekday, or else I will have to leave Chris at home. Which incidentally I did try to do this year, but next year I'll insist.

It was pretty cool that Thomas is now "big" enough to ride the rides by himself and he was such a good big brother helping Rebekah out on the rides where she couldn't be by herself. And of course, the fair isn't the fair without enjoying the food.

1st Day of School

Okay, it's hard to believe that we are now entering the third week of school. But as I look outside at the changing leaves and the cooler weather, I know it has to be. And to be honest, I am totally okay with school being back in session. I will fess up....I was not one of those mothers who sat crying in her car as her "babies" went off to school. I was one of those who "cheered" on the inside that life would once again resume some semblence of a schedule and I might actually get a few minutes to myself. I miss my kids...but at their age, preschool and school is still fun and I know they are well and safe and in the best places for them...so I enjoy the time they are gone. They'll be home in a few hours...so gotta get while the gettin's good, ya know? But I digress...here they are on the first day of school (which was August 24th). Thomas is getting so tall and Rebekah is losing her "baby-ness". She is well on her way to being a big girl.

And you know they are used to being photographed when they sit so patiently while their mom gets her act together and get the shots she wants. Hard to wait when you are so excited for school!