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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Labor Day Weekend at the Iron County Fair

We spent Labor Day weekend with my family at the cabin. I have to say . . . Southern Utah sure knows how to throw a good fair and parade! sigh. There is a part of me that misses Southern Utah.
Saturday we went to lunch at an old college favorite of ours - the Pastry Pub - in celebration of my birthday. See, I told you - I can stretch it out to be a birthday WEEK!
How come Jack will listen to every word Grandpa Dave says, but not a single word I say?Later that evening we headed over to the Iron County Fair Grounds. I think I laughed til I wet my pants on the Gravitron (you know, that wheel ride that spins you so fast you stick to the wall?) cause the carnival worker started laughing when my mom got on with us. Apparently he doesn't know she is CINDY - the amazing woman. She did better on the ride than I did! I thought I was going to have a heart attack at the ripe old age of 27. Just imagine the Cedar City newspaper headline . . .
We did, however, get to take Jack on his first carousel ride. AWWW! (He didn't think much of it.)After the rides (and THANK GOODNESS it was after the rides) we ate fair food. You know the kind - where it tastes so good there and you pay for it later? Yeah . . . Jason ate three husks of sweet corn dipped in butter and salt . . .And later that night was the highly anticipated rodeo! I have to admit, it was a fun atmosphere.
And Jack, well . . . he preferred to suck on Aunt Becca's hoodie strap instead of watching bucking broncos.
Sunday we went to church and had a bbq with friends. It was so fun to spend time together and watch Jack interact with other kids. And of course, we HAD to give Jack a bath in Grandma Cindy's big bath tub. I think he would be a fish if I let him.Monday morning we woke up bright and early (ahem . . . 10am) to go to the Iron County Labor Day Parade.

And then we spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing with the family til it was time to pack up and go home.

(Grandma Cindy, James, Grandpa Dave, Becca, Jason, Lauren and Jack)
It was SUCH a fun weekend. It totally made me miss the good ol' days living in Cedar. For the first time in a long time, I actually wished I lived in a smaller town again.


LuDLoW LiFe said...

When you miss Cedar again... just think of the snow! EEEK, it will be here before we know it! So good to see you guys this weekend!

Natalie.Rob.Branson said...

Looks like you had a great time! Going home is always good...
Jack is getting so big, and cute as ever!
You look great by the way!

Catherine Webb said...

You all looked like you had a wonderful time. I can't believe how big Jack is getting. What cutie!

Tiffani said...

Part of me misses Cedar too! I think its the part that loves Pastry Pub. HEAVEN! Looks like a fun time.

XOXO,Teresa, Brandon, Xander, Max said...

oh man!! I wish we would have know you were down there....we were totally down there too!! It would have been so nice to meet up with you! dangit!

Heather and Billy said...

Random fact: The Iron County Fairgrounds are named for one of my family members and is where we have our family reunion each year.

I can never get enough of your cute Jack pictures.