Thursday, September 10, 2009

All the fairs and end of summer

It's so shocking to me that we are rounding the corner of the end of summer. Where did all the time go!! It honestly still seems that we just finished spring. It's not that we got a huge summer. But the time is just flying!!! I had an even stronger wake up when I realized that my baby niece is heading off to her first day of Kindergarten tomorrow morning!! I can't believe she's that old...but also that school is starting! Yet another sign that the summer is ending and fall is on it's way!!

We ended the summer with some good old fashioned end of summer fun!! =D Sam and I took JD to the Middleboro Fair. It is a small little town fair, but cute. So JD got to pet some goats, sheep, cows, and chickens. He LOVED it! I'm not sure what he liked better. The fact that he could play with Gina, who is one of Sam's 4-Hers that he loves. Or that he could pet the chickens. His new favorite thing! :)

After doing that on Saturday, we headed out to NY to go to the Fonda Fair. It was celebrating the 168th year, and JD got to take part! We went on Sunday, which was the day mom was working the Beech-Nut booth. We wandered around, looked at all the animals, spent some time with Sara and then saw the fireworks! We also took some time to sit and watch the Big Rig truck pulls! JD really enjoyed the orange truck, and for what we saw he did a great job. :) We didn't get to watch the whole show b/c we were heading to catch up with mom to walk around. You can't get much more end of summer then that.

To finish off the Labor Day weekend, we went up to Ron's camp on Lake Sagandaga on Monday and had a small family picnic. It was much cooler, and you could feel fall in the air. JD got to swing on the swing there, and he loved it. Held it two hands and all!! It was sooo cute!!

Grandma had bought JD a Christmas present...but in Grandma fashion..JD got to play with it while we were there! :) She bought him a ride on Mickey clubhouse train. And he LOVES it. He stood for the longest time to play with it. He was hitting the buttons and giggling and laughing up a storm. I can't wait to bring it home from Grandma's this weekend. We were heading back in about 3 days, so we decided to leave it for that trip. :)

But now that all that is out of the way, I can smell the crisp fall leaves in the air and feel the changing of the weather. I love the fall, and look forward to JD getting to really enjoy his first one. We're going to go apple picking, and to the pumpkin patch..and of course do all the Halloween fun stuff and oh so much more!

We had such a busy summer. Going to the beach, to NJ, to Disney, the fairs, his uncle's camp...and so much more! :)

Here's to a great ending to the Summer and a wonderful beginning to Fall. :)

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