February 10, 2010

when all is fair


With just two hours until fair time... the rain began to fall. In buckets, it seemed. And as the puddles spread, kids heart began to break. Plan B seemed all but impossible... and our eyes focused hopefully on the radar. As the raindrops slowed their fall, we decided to brave those few last sprinkles. And it turned out just fine.



There is just something about wandering the county fair... hand in hand with the boy you love. The darkness alive with lights blinking a million colors. The air, sizzling with aromas, savory and oh-so-sweet. And somehow... it is that much better when your eyes are upon your kids spinning and swirling on by at dizzing speeds... and you catch the sound of their laughter as they whirl on by.

9 comments:

Kelli said...

Oh, I can taste the cotton candy!! Hope you had fun!!

Corinne said...

That last paragraph left me teary for some reason...
Looks like it was such a lovely night.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am happy you braved the elements and had a wonderful time!!!
Linds and I will be there tonight for dancing...and bad food!

Richella said...

County fair in February?? Florida is a different world.

But I'm so glad you got to go. What fun. And to do it with the boy you love. . . . :)

Kay said...

I'm glad you were able to get out and have such a wonderful time! : )

dawn said...

Yay for the fair! I can smell the funnel cakes!

What you said about hearing the kids laughter took me right there with you...

Graceful said...

It feels like I'm right there with you. And I love your photos of the rides!

Jen said...

Oh sweet memories...
so good to relive them.

Michelle said...

oh, i just love going to the fair. i have some great memories going as a kid, but by far going with my own are the best memories i have