Last year's Labour Day weekend trip to the fair was so memorable, but this year's trip was SO VERY FUN. Adeline had a fabulous time and she walked her little legs off in the hot sun for close to two hours. We got there not long after opening and it was lovely and quiet so Adeline could take her time getting to know each and every bunny and talking to all the 4-H kids. Her favourite thing at the fair this year was getting to pat birds, especially this homing pigeon. Adeline spent a long time very gently and sweetly patting the pigeon and talking with her very proud and patient owner.
Patting a chicken was good too, but there was just something special about the pigeon.
Adeline got to ride a carousel for the first time as well, although the carnies were sticklers for the rules this year and almost denied her, even though there were MUCH younger (but taller) children already seated on horses and her Daddy promised to hold on to her the whole time. It's tough being short - by next year she will definitely be tall enough for any of the tiny rides and our girl is going to want to try them ALL. She was so happy when the carousel started and she DID NOT want her Daddy to hold on to her AT ALL. As we were walking away from the Midway Adeline kept pointing to rides (including the biggest and scariest of them) and saying "I ride that one now!". It will be Daddy's job to take her on the rides...I got a little queasy just watching the carousel go around and around.
We ended off our day watching the equestrian competition and once again Adeline was fascinated and rather awed by the size of the horses.
Just for comparison, here's our tiny girl last year when she couldn't walk at all and the only thing she could tell us about the horses was "neigh". Oh how much Adeline has grown and changed in just a year.