Skip to main content

Kentucky State Fair

Today we headed to Louisville for the Kentucky State Fair.  My family went every year growing up, and it's something that I really look forward to doing  However, with my work schedule and so many birthdays in August, we haven't been in five years.

Oddly enough, that was on a first date with Eric.  Ha!

So, after work this morning I came home to pick up the boys and we were headed north!  The ride was went smoothly until Eli announced that he had to poop.  We stopped at a truck stop, and turns out he meant pee.  Ah well, better safe than sorry.

Sadly, Little Man threw a MAJOR fit for a toy car.  We were tempted to turn around had head home.  I'm so glad we didn't because we had such a fun day.

We met my parents at Freddy Farmer who is a giant farmer.  He's fake, but Eli thought it was Goliath. After talking with Freddy, we went to look at the cow, pigs, and sheep.  Next was my favorite, lunch at the Kentucky Proud tent.  I ate a rib-eye steak sandwich!

I was in 4-H and my sister was in FFA, so we were sure to walk through the exhibits to see what the kids had displayed this year.

Eli saw bees, rode a tractor, and watched some baby chicks hatch.  After that we went to the kid's wing where we spent a ton of time doing things like...

Watching the balloon master...

Posing with a black bear....

Riding the power equipment....

And testing out a mini police cruiser   

Oh yeah, Eli got his driver's license.  The state police always host Safety City where the kids get to ride trikes around and learn about traffic stops and watching for other people on the road. 

After that we hit up the flee market, rode the trolley around the park, and wondered around looking at some of the stuff we had missed.  Then it was dinner at Buckhead Cafe, and back home.  We're pretty exhausted and really dreading work in the morning, but it was so worth it for the precious memories we made with our sweet boy today.  


Popular posts from this blog

A New Decade

Happy 2020, everyone!  I know I'm a month and a half behind, but ya'll, January was brutal!  Not brutal in a tragic kind of way but in a "life will wear you out" kind of way. It started off with the flu...times three!  Eric, Ellie and I had Flu B and missed the first week back to school and work.  Then Eli was diagnosed with Flu A two weeks later.  Thankfully, my in-laws stepped in to help so that we didn't have to miss any more time at work. On top of the sickness, we listed our house for sale. The work it takes getting ready for market is just crazy. But we also have people coming in and out of our home at all hours and it's just kinda overwhelming. Plus, we are finalizing everything with the builder. In full transparency, working with the builder has been the easiest part! Maybe I'll do a little update on the whole building process later this week.  Now that the dust has settled on 2020, I'm going to try my very hardest to keep this litt

Mother's Day Memories

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day.  I want to start by saying that my heart and prayers go out to the "Mommies in Waiting" and to those who are missing their Momma on this special day.  You are not forgotten. We started Mother's Day at church with our crew, and we were lucky enough to be in the nursery.  We let Eli tag along, and he helped facility "Derby Races" around the table while the kids were on riding toys.  It was a hoot!  We also made cards for the mommies. We had some leftovers at home for lunch and then I spent some time laying out while Eric worked on the pool.  It was almost 90 degrees and the perfect way to relax on my special day! Eric made me a shrimp boil for dinner, and we took a family trip to Dairy Queen.  They also have presents coming later this week for me.  Basically, they are awesome!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Have I ever told you that Eli loves sports?  Ha!  I look back at him with baseballs and basketballs at 18 months old ,and it blows my mind that he's still so interested.   The thing is, he doesn't discriminate.  Baseball, basketball, football, name it, we play it! Not only do we play sports all day, we also have to watch certain videos on Youtube.   We watch "Boys of Fall," while wearing a football helmet. We watch Alabama's "Cheap Seats,"  John Fogerty's"Centerfield," and Kenny Rogers,  "The Greatest" while holding a bat, carrying a ball, and wearing a batting helmet. And now, thanks to Space Jam, we have to listen to the movie sound track while shooting hoops!  That's a blast from the past! He hasn't found a song about soccer or golf...YET! And with all that playing, who has time to run inside for a potty break?  Not this boy! I never thought