Grandma and Grandpa are here!! We went easy on them and waited 'til a whole day after they arrived to cart them to the Ohio State Fair with us.
We pre-bought Mia a wristband for all-day access to the rides, with a cute picture of her running from kiddie-ride to kiddie-ride giggling and saying "That was fun!" in our heads. So the first thing we did when we arrived was search for the kiddie rides. We ran across some bumper boats, and she agreed to take a shot. No one else was there, so she got all the attention of the ride controller. But she still ended up bawling before the ride was over. She couldn't steer in any direction but "spin."
After trying to coax Mia onto another couple of kiddie rides, we gave up and went to the petting zoo, where all three girls had a great time. Oh- except Anya. It was hilareous to see how twin sisters could react so completely differently to the exact same things. You think I'd be used to it by now. Bree loves to be held upside-down by her ankles and swung around. Anya clings like velcro if you bend over while you are holding her tightly.
Enter the camel. Anya started bawling when he got too close. Bree was happy to see a camel so close-up. There's a picture of it below. Anya: bawling. Bree: grinning. Camel: trying hard, but suffering from mixed messages.
Ohio State Fair: 5 stars (I'm not into book reviews quite yet- still have to fix the food for these pesky children. But since I'm such a joiner, I thought I would try in my own "special" way.)
Ohio State Fair Funnel Cake: 0 stars. And 5 dollars.
Being 30 and screaming your head off while spinning backwards, upside-down and a little to the ri-- no left-- for the first time since becoming a mother: priceless.