Monday, April 14, 2008

my free fair pass

We are taking the huge plunge and Isabella is starting 4-H this year. I know it's a big step...but we are really committed to her learning about her community, and caring for animals, and blah, blah, blah. Let's get straight here. Exploring 4-H gives FREE family passes to the county fair. I love free and I love the fair. Did I mention the fair pass is good for the whole week of the fair?? Love free. Love fair food.
So for exploring pick one project and Isabella chose to do a poster on horses. Last week while the rest of y'all were in Florida tanning yourselves....I was home. Visiting horses. I'm not bitter at all.
So last week we went to our friends home to get an education on raising horses. It was cute how Isabella had her questions all written out and asked Anna, and then wrote her answers down for her project. She looked like a real little journalist. It was fun to see how the kids reacted to the animals. Besides horses and cows they also have a puppy, and a cat. It was so cold the day we were there, and then my camera batteries quit I only got a few pictures opportunities. It was nice to get out and was fun to visit with my friend and her kids.
So now instead spending our money on admission into the fair, we can spend our money on more important things like elephant ears, cotton candy, and corn dogs. Can't wait for July!!!


Cindy said...

Hold on to your horses ... you don't know what you're getting into! :) This is Abbi's 2nd year of real Saddle Club ... thank goodness I've got last year's experience behind me, and we're trotting ahead to this year. And yes, I too love the fair food ... and "free"!

I was down south last week and missed out on the opportunity to pray for you ... so now I'm Praising God on your behalf! Well, actually on my behalf too. Any other outcome would've been almost unbearable for me, not to mention those that are even closer to you!

Sherri said...

You took some great pictures, Heather. Sounds like a fun project for Isabella.

Kim said...

I am so happy for you, free passes and all.. Personally I hate the fair, too many people. :)

Jennifer said...

Mmm, corn dogs, my favorite. I have fond memories of eating them with my dad at fairs. I've made sure my kids love them!

Amber said...

So here's a funny story... my husband used to do 4H for the free tickets - I mean think of all those dates to the fair he didn't have to pay for! Anyways, he grew potatoes for 4H - hello? How easy is that. Good for Isabella choosing something a little more intriguing than potatoes! :) Sounds like fun!

Holly said...

Isabella is growing up so fast! What a beautiful & smart young lady! That is great she is doing the 4-H this year! What a great experience for her! Love you!