. . . the Iowa State Fair in pictures
Exploring the fairgrounds before the fair officially opens to the public. Alan and I both had lots to do before the official opening of the gates to the public but we still had time to explore with the boys.
Exploring the fair in our little red wagon! We used the umbrella the first part of the fair to keep rain off and the second part of the fair to shade the boys from the sun.
Our yearly stop to get a bucket of cookies. Only way to eat cookies - one in each hand!
It also serves as great headgear! In addition to cookies we tried corndogs, strawberry smoothies, mini donuts, pork chop on a stick, and a number of other items. Don't worry they were spread out throughout the entire fair with plenty of walking (and pulling the wagon) in between.
Also included a trip to Sonic after the fair one day. Grant's first strawberry slush!
And of course, all the yummy homemade baked goods.
Clark (and mommy's) first Sky Glide ride!
Ye Old Mill -- Clark's description - dark, light, dark, light, dark, light!
The Ferris Wheel