Camille had her first Preschool field trip - to the fire station. Max was definitely more excited about the adventure and thus will be a fireman for Halloween this year. (When we got the costume, he put the hat on and didn't take it off for the rest of the evening.) Each of the kids got to squirt the hose, which was the highlight of the day.
Call me crazy, but I love to go to the county fair. And for the past 15 years, I've had a child at an age where she/he has been mesmerized by the livestock. I wish I could get good pictures of the interaction with the huge cows or truly ugly pigs or baa'ing sheep but those darn gates get in the way. I always have to load up on allergy meds just to take the kids through the livestock but it's worth every minute. We then hit the gem display and buy our $1 grab bag of polished rocks. My grandpa had a collection of polished rocks so this trip holds some sentimental feelings for me. Being from a tiny rural town, we have to visit the agriculture display of fruits and vegetables produced in the San Joaquin Valley. The bottom picture is in front of Kerman's display (look at all those ribbons posted on the wall). Of course we indulge in unhealthy treats and buy overpriced trinkets - all part of the experience.