|Elise watching Carter before she decided she wanted to do some rides.|
|Of course neither of them would look at the same time!|
Carter loved that he was tall enough this year to ride a lot of the rides by himself and it worked out great for us because he'd ride the ride by himself and I'd ride with Elise. Many of the rides, he'd yell across talking to me and Elise. Since Carter and I both had ride wristbands there were a few rides Elise got on without tickets so she ended up riding $37.50 worth of rides for $25. One she got on without tickets was the ferris wheel. I've never really been afraid of heights but last year riding the ferris wheel with Carter, I was terrified. This year wasn't quite as bad because there were fewer people getting on at the same time as us so we weren't sitting suspended for long periods of time while other people got on, but it was still a very different experience riding with my kids! I was very nervous one of them would stand up and somehow fall out of the basket. Elise was happy to have my arm wrapped around her and I held onto Carter's leg so I could pull him down if he stood up. Even just thinking about the experience is making my hands sweat!
|Riding the ferris wheel and hiding my terrified face, haha!|
Elise's first ride all by herself without me or Carter on it with her was the helicopters. At first she looked a bit unsure but by the end was playing with the wheel and the stick shift. It was so cute to watch! She could have ridden with Carter and I tried to convince her to do so, but she was dead set on riding in the particular helicopter she chose. I was glad it worked out. The rides opened at noon and we stayed until 2:30. I packed lunchables and left them in the car because you aren't supposed to take in outside food or drink. I figured we'd leave when the kids started fussing that they were hungry and they could eat lunch in the car on the way home. They were having so much fun they never even asked for food! We just kept going until Elise ran out of tickets. They ate their lunchables on the way home and I put Elise straight down for a nap right around 3:00. I told Carter if he wanted to go back to the fair when daddy got home, he needed to take a nap and he actually did!
|Carter unbuckling Elise after the ride.|
|Starting the long climb to the top of the slide.|
|Carter ready to ride a roller coaster.|
|Petting a goat in the petting zoo area.|