Monday, October 4, 2010

fun at the fair

this weekend = the fair.

so we spent a solid 5 1/2 hours milling about with the rest of new england. i am pleased to announce that i didn't gain 20lbs because frankly, i forgot to eat.

i'd be like- "oh- i want that!" then i'd get distracted & too lazy to go back & find it. so blah blah. i did have my fried twinkie though. so no worries.

anywho- alex had a blast. she only tolerated the stroller for a couple hours & then insisted on being held or "walking". thankfully the in-laws met up with us so she got her wish.
she got to pet animals & eat crappy food & drink a slush (a highlight of her day) & wave at people & look at rides & etc etc etc.

she did pretty well & only started tweaking when i tried to make her lay down for a nap (FAIL) she eventually fell asleep sitting up in her stroller- just as we were about to leave. so we stayed a liiittle while longer & she promptly woke up when we put her in the car...and stayed awake the rest of the day...and night. omg- horrible.

that night was God aweful. she was so wired & her teeth hurt & i think she was still getting over all her shots- gah. she wsa up & down & all around & she randomly pooped at like 3am- wtf?! and she was in our bed, then her crib, then the glider.

horrid. but she felt much better on sunday (thank God) so she wasn't the beast i was expecting.
ok- now, pictures:

- we started off with some llamas or alpacas or whatever:

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they were very cute & i would like one thank you very much

- then we headed over to the maple shack, blacksmith, tractor crap & the ZOO!

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fun fun. then we had to hit the bathrooms & let mamma sit down for a minute

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- and then she demanded to "walk"- so off she went with dadda & grams

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- but then she spotted huge ass cows- and indicate that she'd rather be carried thank you very much!

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- however, fake cows are far less intimidating

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- and then she managed to scratch herself in the face (??) and started to realize how tired she was

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- and finally- crash

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and then we left. i must admit, i was happy to leave. i love the fair but jeeze. people are rude & pushy & they crowd & kids run amuck & blaaah.
i was a little sad that i didn't eat more- but i guess it's for the best.

- once we got home she was in pretty good spirits (even though i could tell she was exhausted)- we bought a sheepskin & she loves to just sit on it & play

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she is legit obsessed with that bubble toy. i think you're supposed to use it in the bathtub, but the living room will have to suffice.

then the night from hell began. i seriously don't know how mom's & dad's with "bad sleepers" do it. i mean, my GOD! she went down super easy- but from 9:45pm she was up & down & i was freaking TIRED! and Lord knows the husband isn't going to get up, so it was all me.

thankfully she got a couple hours in & when she woke up at 6ish the husband got up (Sundays are his day) and i slept until 9 or so. she took a nap & was in a super good mood when i got up- so all was well.

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- and then the hubs turned on football. terrible. NFL RedZone be cursed.

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believe me- i don't let her stand like this for very long. she was promptly removed.

and that was our weekend. a success? yes.
am i still exhausted? hell yes.
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7 comments:

Jill said...

What fun!

I love your outfit! I wish I could pull of the leggings with a shorter (but still long) shirt on top. I tried to do it sort of like this the other day and I couldn't leave the house because I was paranoid about my rear. :(

These pictures are great and you look like you had a great time!~

Mommyto2 said...

her outfits are too cute! and my daughter has that bubble thing too but she is a little afraid of it. haha

Jess said...

Looks fun! I'm totally jealous- our fair does NOT have llamas or kangaroos :(
You both looked quite adorable. Love the outfits!

Bekah said...

Haha am I the only one who was cracking up at the pooping cow? Yes? Ok then.

also...the pictures of you and Alex are awesome!!

Jen said...

Okay where did you get that big pillow/chair? I love it!

BTW - Love your blog...I have given you an award on my blog. http://jenandjoeygogreen.blogspot.com/2010/09/catching-up-on-few-things.html

Nicole said...

OK, please tell me where you get her clothes!! she is always dressed super cute, I love her style hahaha!

t.bird said...

gracias ladies!

Jen- the bean bag is from Target!

Nicole- oh Lordy. i could go on & on! BabyLegs, consignment stores, Target, Tea, PediPeds, scouring the internet...ha!