We had a lot of great fair foods - fresh lemonade, funnel cake, ham biscuits (NC fair specialty), roasted corn, and fried snickers.
We ran into some friends (which is crazy considering how busy the fair is) and went to the petting zoo. Alex was scared to death, but Nate was SO excited. He was screeching and laughing and petting them all. Jon and I were both too afraid to feed the camels, but I was brave enough to put some carrots in Nate's palm and let NATE feed the camels. He also fed a lot of different animals and got to hear me say "GENTLE! GENTLE!"
We also walked around to various livestock places to see the cows, horses, goats, and pigs. The boys loved seeing all the animals. They also really enjoyed watching the rides.
Jon and I took the boys on the big slide, not realizing how 1. how big it is and 2. how FAST it is. Alex and I caught air on the third hump of the ride, and Alex tried to cry but was too stunned and shocked to make any noise. The lines were crazy at the rest of the kiddie rides so we decided to wait until next year.
The boys crashed around 12:30 in their stroller so we headed home. I think the trip was worth waiting two years!
After a very long nap for everyone, it was 80 and sunny so we went to a new park. There was a really gorgeous nature trail leading to the park. Have I mentioned all the trees in NC?
This park has an awesome toddler playground so we'll be heading back there. This toy is perfect for Nate and Alex because Nate is great at rocking and Alex is great at riding.
We went out for pizza at a new place afterwards but the boys didn't like it (Jon and I loved it!). When we got home, the boys ate applesauce and yogurt ALL BY THEMSELVES! With spoons and bowls! It was a mess but they were so excited.
The boys were covered with yogurt so we took their shirts off. They were both in fantastic moods, laughing and playing. Nate has started putting things on his arm and saying "Bye" to us... I think it's from watching women with purses on their arms say good-bye at day care. Here's Nate and Alex demonstrating how they can say bye... Alex a little louder than Nate.
And this clip demonstrates how much energy you need to play with a toddler... and we have TWO of them.
Last but not least, the boys playing by chasing each other through the house while Alex demonstrates his maniacal laugh. What a perfect way to end a perfect day!