I made my yearly trek out the the Minnesota State Fair today. Where I usually go it alone, today we were celebrating the start of Kindergarten for two sweet boys (both of whom I will miss desperately at my preschool!). So Julen, his BFF and his mamas and I braved the crazy late summer heat (98, feels like 107) and headed out to the great MN get-together.
It was fun to see the fair through someone elses eyes and not just go to the Fine Arts and Creative Arts buildings which is what I usually do. This year was going to be different, it was a celebration for the two boys starting their schooling journey tomorrow.
Still, I never miss the trash sculpture with garbage fished out of the Mississippi river. So many plastic bottles...
I hadn't been to see the butter sculptures since I was a little girl...I could never find them! But friend Margaret knew right where to go. The sculptor and the princess looked oddly out of place with their heavy coats on, freezing in the cooler while we were all melting outside.
This day was about the boys...they ate tons of junk, rode the rides until they were dizzy, bought eachother a gift in the International Bazaar, played in the arcade, laughed and ran around like crazy.