Sunday, September 20, 2009

The 2009 Oklahoma State Fair

We spent most of the afternoon at the Oklahoma State Fair yesterday, and let me tell you, it was an experience! We knew it was going to be an interesting day as soon as we arrived! You see, you park out in the grass at the fair. Well, it rained every day last week, and the entire parking lot was like an enormous mud pit. We got to slip and slide all the way to the entrance gate, and it was an adventure!
We had to roll our jeans up so that we would not be covered in mud! I assure you, my husband does NOT wear his jeans like this! :)

The picture does not do the mud justice...it was a mess!

Jayden got to eat an enormous corn dog while he watched the pig races.

He loved it! He actually almost finished the whole thing!

My whole reason for attending the State Fair...Dan's Famous Indian Tacos! Yummm...

My boys enjoying their fair food.

The pig races...I love them! :)

The baby pig, "Swifty," that swims. :)

Taking it all in...

More pig races...

Chris loves his turkey leg!

A true man...food on a stick (in both hands), and listening to football during our family event.

Papa and Jayden looking at the pig!

I love this picture!

Jayden LOVES fountains! Papa was telling him about the fountain.

So cute!

What a cute goat! Jayden liked him. :)

Jayden was so excited to see the eggs and the baby chicks!

Daddy and Jayden talking about the cow....
The cow.

Silly little boy!

Silly big boy!

Mommy and Jayden getting ready to go through a "farming experience."

Jayden and Mommy "planting" seeds!

I love my mommy!

...And my daddy! :)

Don't ask....I don't even know!

Wow.

Mommy and Daddy! (As you can see, Daddy is still listening to the football game!)
Okay...this next section of pictures I like to call self-esteem boosters. I know that I can always come at look at these pictures and feel better about myself. I know that may sound cruel, but seriously people, it is 2009...what are you doing/thinking?!?

Now....this cowboy decided to pull up his shirt, stick out his hip, and show the entire population of fair-goers the sores on his back. EEEWWWW!

Serious mullet. It is NOT okay.

Business in the front, party in the back. This went out in about 1985 folks.

Notice the three bums (as in behinds, not homeless folk). This is what fair food will do to you.

Wow. Need I say more?

Only at the fair is it perfectly acceptable to wear a traffic cone on your head.

The reason America is so overweight.
Okay...now back to pics of our fam. We ended our day at the fair by letting Jayden, Daddy, and Papa go up on the OG&E Wind Tower (space-needle thingy). Jayden was so excited! He had a blast. I gave Papa and Daddy the camera so that they could take pictures when they were at the top, but of course, they completely forgot! (This is why so few men have blogs about their families...they never remember to take pics of anything!)
Jayden and Papa looking up at the tower (Jayden called it the big elevator)!

Jayden was looking back, telling me and Nana about the "elevator." We stayed off the ride to keep watch over the stroller.

I LOVE this picture!

The "big elevator!"
Remember the mud? Well everyone was stuck and couldn't get their cars out! Papa to the rescue! He helped push some of the trucks out!

Ugh....what a mess!

Papa pushing out another truck.

We ended our day at Freddie's! Jayden loves their frozen custard!
I guess Papa loves it too!
I hope you have enjoyed all of our lovely fair pics! I am sure I will have more to show you next year!



3 comments:

mommytoalot said...

Stopping by from SITS. Awesome pictures. We went to the Hoe down this weekend and saw a pot bellied pig and goats too.
Not as country as your fair though.
Looks like a good time was had.
Thanks for the laugh @ the self esteem booster pics. (geez..i sure hope no one snaps one of me as one of those..lol)

Courtney said...

What a great day! I wish we had something like that here in New England. We have fairs of course, but nothing as big or as attended as that one!

Stopping by from SITS :)

Courtney
http://www.theartofbeingmom.com

confessionsofacountrygirl said...

Looks like everyone had a great time at the fair! I've NEVER seen a piggy race....must of been cute!

Dropping by from SITS! :)