Last weekend we went to the Texas State Fair with Carol and Dick. It was the last day of the fair and it was getting pretty hot and crowded as the day went on, but it was enjoyable. We let the girls ride four rides (as all the rides cost tickets and most rides were $3 each). The first one was a roller coaster, that Victoria was not too happy about; Bella of coarse loved it.
Here are the girls waiting in line for an airplane ride. It swings you around in a circle while on your stomach, kind of like the swings. Notice that they are waiting beside a Big Tex poster. This will probably be the only year that he was not at the fair, as he burned down earlier that week- Texas made national headlines in the news. But never fear- Big Tex II is in the works for next year. (Side note: I've heard of a couple of people going to Halloween parties as a charred Big Tex:)
This will also be the last year that we will participate in the Little Rodeo, since Bella is six now; Victoria was too old, and honestly I don't think she wanted to. They picked Bella to be Queen Rodeo Cowgirl-to wear a Texas sparkly vest and wave the American flag as she lead the kids out into the arena.
She then galloped around barrels in a timely manner to compete with other kids her age.
We had fun riding the rides (giant carpet slide, and twirly mini roller coaster), eating a ton of really good crap (nachos, fries, turkey leg, popcorn), seeing a dog and car show (thank goodness for the air conditioning), going to the petting zoo (even if all the fat animals didn't want to be fed), and shopping at the tents. Each girl bought a sterling silver $6 ring; which Bella lost later on that night, but Daddy found it.
This weekend we had our first official cold snap the night before our neighborhood outdoor Halloween party. I was glad I chose to go as a cat with a warm hat:). The girls changed their minds on their costumes and went as something warmer. Some of you might recognize these costumes from last years Halloween party too. But this year Bella is not a Cheerleader Vampire, but just "Daddy's Little Vampire." She was upset 5 minutes before this picture was taken, because she thought she looked like a boy. I said, "Well, let's make you look like a girl. Do you want pigtails?" She got into character really fast after that. We made Mummy Dogs for the party which was a big hit. We had a good time seeing old friends, letting the kids run up and down the street, and trying to scare each other. Boo!