Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Texas State Fair 2010

We decided to hit up the State Fair again this year after taking last year off. One of my co-workers gave us a few tickets and that was so AWESOME! There is never enough time to do everything and we must have done at least 10 laps back and forth through the place. I had a half day of work and so we picked up the kids early from school and headed downtown. Apparently, middle school doesn't think your a cool or nice mom when you tell them you are taking your kid out early to go to the fair. We ate more than enough fried food to last the year, rode a few crazy rides, watched some fun shows, and enjoyed the animals. The Texas State Fair is famous for it's original fried food that is conjured up every year. The corn-dog was invented here many, many years ago. So part of the experience is to try some new kinds of fried yumminess. We had a fun time and ended the night with a pretty cool water, light, and fire show.

I think this ride even made Scott sick, but Paisley and Luke loved it!
Phoebe (AKA daredevil) riding a CRAZY spinner ride
Feeding Goats

Look, it's Donkey!

Bird right over our heads at the Bird Show

Everyone's favorite FUNNEL CAKE!!!! We loved these so much that Ethen came home and found a recipe online for us to make some at home. We did wait a few days before frying up our own.
Oh, soooo yummy Fried Snickers. Yes that is a whole Snicker's bar deep fried. We also tried fried cheesecake, but I didn't get a picture of that one.
Ethen taking a bite
Paisley enjoying a nibble
Luke getting hand-fed


Melissa said...

I want a fried snickers!!!!! You're family is beautiful!

Alana and Brian said...

Whoa... Luckily that is a once a year event. Heart attack city! The Koreans do this corn dog that is like a triple decker, dog in the middle with two layers of fried corn topping with who knows what in between! Looks like you had a blast! You guys are all so darn good lookin...

hydee ann said...

looks like you've consumed you annual allotment of grease all at the fair. LOL! gotta love TX and deep fried everything.