By the way, did you know that Oliver was named after a tractor? Neither did I.
Alex now wants to become a farmer just so he can have his very own modified tractor.
Onto the livestock exhibit, which Alex could have cared less about...
However, when I mentioned chickens, suddenly his demeanor changed, getting quite excited as he proclaimed, "I neber seen a chicken before!" Those chickens did not disappoint either. Alex remained ecstatic chicken after chicken (the pinnacle of course being when he got to pet one out of its cage).
Even Noah let loose a little and willingly paid $6 for the kids to go on a 2 minute horse ride. What the...
Gabby went on a Ferris wheel for the first time ever and was totally thrilled until I ruined the experience by getting in trouble--I rocked the chair and was told to stop (some how I failed to see the sign directly in front of me saying DANGER: DO NOT ROCK CHAIRS). Gabby was mortified. After getting off, I asked her if she had fun and she said, "NO, because YOU!"
Luckily we didn't completely ruin her--she got to make her peace with police officers (they had a booth at the fair). She was so nervous about meeting them and pretty much had to be dragged there, but found them to be quite nice indeed. They even gave her a color changing pencil, a mini beach ball and some stickers. Phobia cured!