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MN State Fair 2014

As I get closer and closer to my due date I do not know how often I will update this but I knew that I had to at least post some images from the state fair for everyone.  The state fair was a lot of fun and of course also exhausting!  We tried some new food and we tasted things that were yummy and things we wished we hadn’t wasted any money on.  We saw lots of interesting people at the fair and smelled all kinds of interesting scents as well.  We saw amazing artwork; whether, it was fine art made from blown glass or art made from seeds.  Lincoln went through two shirts in one night at the state fair. It was a first for me where I actually had no more extra clothes for him and we ended up having to buy him a shirt at the fair (actually not as easy as you would expect since it was the last day and close to closing and shirts in his size were in short supply).  It was definitely an experience and we made lots of memories.  We hope those of you in MN had a chance to visit the fair and that those of you who live far away will get to experience for the first time or again.

 

Yummy milk!  First cheapo state fair trip - try to bring as many of your own drinks as possible to save precious cash!

Yummy milk! First cheapo state fair trip – try to bring as many of your own drinks as possible to save precious cash!

 

I love this picture of my silly Linc.  It is extra special because he loved the commercial the Science Museum ran of this exhibit and would sing along to it.

I love this picture of my silly Linc. It is extra special because he loved the commercial the Science Museum ran of this exhibit and would sing along to it.

 

This was an unyielding tractor for Lincoln to pull (it also had a trailer attached to it).  Since Lincoln is learning to ride on the Strider he is not used to pedals since he is learning balance on a 2 wheeler.  We ended up having to cut the tractor ride short at the Little Farm Hands Exhibit.

This was an unyielding tractor for Lincoln to pull (it also had a trailer attached to it). Since Lincoln is learning to ride on the Strider he is not used to pedals. (The Strider teaches kids to ride a 2 wheeler by teaching them balance and it has no pedals). We ended up having to cut the tractor ride short at the Little Farm Hands Exhibit.

 

"Et tu Brutt?!?"  Lincoln stole my ice cream cone.  I was planning on sharing it with him but he had other plans.  (If you have ever had a dairy item from the Dairy Building at the MN State fair you will know how deeply of a betrayal this was ;-)  ).

“Et tu Brute?!?” Lincoln stole my ice cream cone. I was planning on sharing it with him but he had other plans. (If you have ever had a dairy item from the Dairy Building at the MN State fair you will know how deeply of a betrayal this was 😉 ).

 

And here are some general pictures from the state fair:

 

Bacon wrapped turkey

Bacon wrapped turkey

 

Princess Kay butter head

Princess Kay butter head

 

In Australia they would say: "now, that's a pumpkin!"

In Australia they would say: “now, that’s a pumpkin!”

 

New food vendor in newly remodeled area.  They had what was probably the best food and drink we tasted at the fair" chicken in the waffle and blackberry lemonade.

New food vendor in newly remodeled area. They had what was probably the best food and drink we tasted at the fair: chicken in the waffle and blackberry lemonade.

This sunflower is for you Shanna.  ;-)

This sunflower is for you Shanna. 😉

And now just some pictures from before the state fair that I would have posted separately:

 

Lincoln going to school on mismatched day.

Lincoln going to school on mismatched day.

 

Counting grapes.

Counting grapes.

 

Enjoying a lunchable.

Enjoying a lunchable.

 

Linc's big boy bed.  If the bed is flipped over it becomes a mini loft style bed with a play area underneath.  He's too little to navigate the ladder on the way down so he'll have to wait for that awesomeness to happen.

Linc’s big boy bed. If the bed is flipped over it becomes a mini loft style bed with a play area underneath. He’s too little to navigate the ladder on the way down so he’ll have to wait for that awesomeness to happen.

 

 

Making art at school.

Making art at school.

 

Playing in the tunnels on the playground equipment at school.

Playing in the tunnels on the playground equipment at school.

And yes, of course there is a baby on the way.  We have no idea whether it will be a boy or a girl so we will all be surprised when the next Flettre makes his or her entry into our world.  Here’s some pictures of the babe:

 

Profile of the baby.

Profile of the baby.

 

3D scan capturing baby's foot (the baby would not cooperate and give a profile and since this was a medical sonogram and not a paid one they don't wait around for the baby to pose).

3D scan capturing baby’s foot (the baby would not cooperate and give a profile and since this was a medical sonogram and not a paid one they don’t wait around for the baby to pose).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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