Friday, September 10, 2010

2010 Fair Fun

The fair is a much-anticipated event in our household. Sister-in-law Miriam tagged along with us with her two girls. Our girls enjoyed the rides with their cousins. Abi and Amber still really like the little ferris wheel. (Amber in the green shirt facing left and Abi beside her)
All the girls were very pink-cheeked by the end of the day, and I was pretty worn out! Standing in the hot sun, in high humidity has a way of doing that to a person!
Front row seat on the Crazy Bus held (l to r) Chloe, Hadassah, and Lexia.
The Farm Service Agency had some fun things for the kids to do. They made "Soil Sam's", which they are still enjoying. They involve soil and lawn seed in a nylon stocking, decorated with a face. The lawn seed sprouts and becomes "Sam's" hair. The girls now have fun giving regular hair-cuts!
They also had this neat section of culvert painted up on the insude to show what is going on underneath the ground. Not that the girls studied it much, they just like the neat fort it made
Left to right in the front is: Chloe, Lexia, and Abi, with Hadassah and Damaris in the back. I think it's a pretty good snapshot to remember the day by.
I enjoyed the fair too. I love the sense of community that I felt as the long day went by. I saw so many people I know, from so many different walks of life. The best part of the day was looking down on it all from the top of the ferris wheel, and being struck by the way God sees us all, individually, not as a faceless crowd, and with so much compassion in His gaze...
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