Since Ryan goes back to school on Monday, we decided to make one last trip up to Washington to see my family and to go to the Puyallup Fair.
We got free tickets from our dear friend Natalie, but we still couldn’t justify spending money on rides and games so we just walked around in the rain and looked at all the exhibits and animals. The nice thing about my parents living only a few blocks from the fairgrounds is that we can come and go all day if we get our hands stamped.
My dad has a season pass so he came with us for a while and took Nathan into the petting zoo. Nathan loved it last year but he wasn’t feeling very good this year so he kind of hated all the animals we tried to show him. If you look closely, you can see that he’s sobbing in that picture above. Poor kid.
Nathan was tall enough to ride a lot of the rides in Sillyville, but I don’t think they expect 18 month olds to be so tall because he’s definitely NOT ready to ride on twirly, whirly, spinning, flying rides. Maybe next year!
The one thing we could justify spending money on was scones. If you’ve ever been to the Puyallup Fair and eaten the scones and jam, I'm sure you understand. I could probably buy a dozen and eat them all myself.
Nathan really enjoyed his scone too!
He always enjoys getting to spend time with Nana and Papa and his aunt and uncles. Except when he has to sit still for pictures.
Ryan and I were just glad to escape the craziness at home and have one last vacation before he heads back to school.
And just because we like him so much, a few more pictures of Nathan: