|The Midway at Sunset|
Since moving to our new home just under three years ago (Seriously, where does the time go?) we have developed a new tradition. The county fair grounds are right near our house. We ride our bikes there, have homeschool park days there, and enjoy events and activities held there year round. However, there is one week each year that we really look forward to. The last full week in July gets busy in our neighborhood. The St. Clair County 4-H Fair comes to town. The Skerbeck Carnival pulls in, and scores of 4-H members set up camp. It's amazing to watch the park transform into this beautifully functioning city of sorts. There is more that goes on there than we are able to participate in, despite our best efforts.
|The Sings at Sunset|
|Annabella cooling off with an A-B-C puzzle.|
|Avery loved the farm toys!|
|Harmony creating a farm scene.|
|Make a Wish!|
|Avery on the Carousel|
|Annabella on the Carousel|
|Harmony with my niece, Jordan, on the carousel.|
|Me riding with Avery as his friend, Justin, drove the car.|
The first night was the rodeo. Flying Star Rodeo put on a wonderful performance. It was so refreshing to me to be at a public event that opened with prayer followed by the Star Spangled Banner. The kids loved it! Avery played cowboy with his jump rope as a lasso for the rest of the week. Super cute!
|A Cowboy Welcome|
Maybe the biggest highlight for our family was when Avery got to participate in the Power Wheels Race on Saturday night. What fun! He did great coming in 3rd Place making the cut to participate in the final race. He was slowed down, and didn't place, when his wheels got caked up with mud. He was super bummed, but he enjoyed the experience greatly. I sure hope we can get our hands on another vehicle so that Bella can do it with him next year. It was precious listening to her cheer him on.
|He's wearing the red helmet.|
|Daddy having fun with the wee ones.|
|Papa and Harmony|