Other things that remind me that summer is over is that my nieces and nephews are starting back to school on Monday. The fair is always the last week before school starts for them. Kristen and Jack both got invites to the fair with friends which left little Katya feeling left out. I decided since it was my day off that I would take her and my friend Michelle's daughter, Olivia to the fair. Since I can't exactly ride the rides myself, the girls are the same age and size so I figured they would enjoy riding the same rides together. However, Katya turned out to be just a little bit more of a daredevil than Olivia and only wanted to ride very fast rides. Most of the rides she wanted to ride she was too short for. But they compromised and sometimes Olivia was having a blast with the ride and Katya was bored, and other times Katya was screaming with delight and Olivia was holding on for dear life. Here's a few pictures.
I got roped into going on this ride because after we waited in line for 15 minutes, the carnie worker informed us that the girls weren't tall enough to ride without an adult. I said I didn't have a wristband so I couldn't ride, he said it was okay he'd let me ride. I then told him I was pregnant, just in case he didn't notice, but he said it would be safe to ride even though I'm pregnant. So I went ahead and rode the ride. I don't think my baby liked it too much, it was the pirate ship ride that rocks way up one way, and then way back the other way.
I later got some flack from Olivia's dad for taking pregnancy advice from a carnie worker.We then moved on to the animals, where again Katya was again fearless, I was surprised she didn't get bitten by one of the animals. She went right up and stuck her hands in to pet just about every animal. Olivia would wait to make sure Katya didn't get bit before she would stick her hand out there.
We met up with Jack at the fair so I could take him home, and he fell and hurt his knee. So we made a stop at the first aid tent on the way out.
All in all it was a fun day at the fair, I got my fill of it until next year. I was exhausted by the end of the day. I was so thankful I could drop them all of at their homes and go to my own quiet house and relax.