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Friday, August 29, 2008

Fun at the Fair

Like I had mentioned in one of my previous post, the state fair comes through Sacramento every year and this year we took Caitlyn. Scott's dad Ralph, aka Grandpa, came down from Reno to spend the night with us, this past Saturday (the 23rd) I already had plans to go to the fair with my friend Malissa that evening for the Gary Allan concert, so we just made it a family affair in the afternoon. Caitlyn enjoyed seeing the animals (cows, goats, mommy pigs and their babies, come chickens and even some miniature horses. We rode on a tea cup like ride and played a few games, which we came out winners of a smiley face basketball and Tommy the turtle (a stuffed one of course). Ralph is big into horse racing, so we met him there after roaming the fair grounds. We had the usual fair food for dinner, corn dogs and fried zucchini, then Malissa and I parted ways, and headed to the concert.

We met up with one of Malissa's co-workers, Jen and her husband Cody. Gary Allan took to the stage with one of his current singles "Watching Airplanes." He sang so many of the songs that I wanted to here - "Life Ain't Always Beautiful," "Learning How to Bend," "Best I Ever Had," "The One" and so many more. He put on a great show! The only downer to the evening was the $8 Miller Lite that we drank - an unbelievable $8!! I'm not even a beer drinker!! After the show, the 4 of us, strolled around for awhile, with the three of them trying to decide where to go after the fair. I felt like the old one of the bunch, as I am several years older than all 3 of them. Jen and Cody decided that they wanted to take Malissa to a country bar, but first she has to drop me off - luckily Scott met us halfway. Not sure how their night turned out after we parted, but I'm sure they had fun! Country bars are a blast, ahh the good old days, well nights spent at the Crazy Horse in Chico!

I look forward to the return of the fair next year for some more family fun and I'm sure another great country concert!

Petting some goats

That's one BIG cow!

Watching the horse races with Grandpa

Malissa was ecstatic that the #2 car was there! She had to have her picture taken with it.


Mike said...

As I've said before, I'm not the biggest country fan in the world, but Smoke Rings In The Dark is a great song - I remember when he was first touring in support of the single! That was a great freakin' band he was out with...

I've said this before too, but those are some adorable pics of Caitlyn - I can't wait until Caitlin is old enough to take her around like that!!

Sarah and Matt said...

I can't get over how CUTE caitlyn is!! I have been bad about keeping up on everyone's blogs, but love to catch up with so many cute pics! The video was cute too :) I often think about posting some of their tantrums for fun ..but trust me we have much worse over here :) Glad you guys are enjoying your summer...it's almost over!

Alex said...

Jaime, I am not just saying that but I swear Caitlyn is the cutest thing I have ever seen! It looked like such a fun day, I love those days!

Kim said...

Caty looked so cute in that dress (you know I love her dresses)! I am so glad you had a good time at the show. There is nothing like a good concert!

Emily said...

I am a BIG country fan! Life Ain't Always Beautiful is such a great song! Sounds like you had a great time.

Destini said...

Caitlyn is too darn cute - as I am just now catching up on blogs, I will have to post a video of my children whining, they put Caty to shame (good for you!)! Sounds like a great day at the fair, we are such slackers that we didn't make it to any fairs this year, not even our county fair. Oh, concerts...I think I have a faint memory of those pre-children :)

Caden and Mommy said...

As always, adorable pictures of Caitlyn. I shared them with my husband ... he inquired how old Caty is, then replied with, "oh, that's not too old for Caden". Slow down ... I think I have a Matt Roloff on my hands! I don't know if you've notice on LPBW that Matt is Always trying to hook Zach up :0)

Greene Family said...

Hi Jaime,
It sounds like you all had a lot of fun! Caitlyn is such the cutie . . . what a smile!!

Caty's Nana said...

Looks like you had fun!

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