whenever doug thinks of the fair, he thinks two things: corndogs and funnel cakes. we were about 35 steps into the fair he and emma stopped to check out the corndogs.
if you know ashlyn, you know that she will pick chocolate icecream.....excuse me, soft-serve chocolate icecream, over real food any day. and if given the choice she'll pick the largest size offered. every time. the girl loooooooooooves her soft-serve chocolate icecream.
anywho. we were making our way over to the dairy building and got sidetracked by an enthusiastic entertainer preparing to start a magic show. emma loooooves to be entertained so we decided to stop and take in the show. just two minutes later emma was approached about being pulled from the audience to be an assistant in James Johnson's magic show and instantly melted into a puddle of giddy giggles. i'll never forget the pure joy radiating from her being during that magical 15 minutes.
funnel cake location found and noted for a stop later. :)
but the reason we were really at the fair was to take the girls to their very first concert! after scoring one heck of a deal on tickets we took them to see......
my girls are highly entertained by two shows on television right now: iCarly and Victorious. Victoria Justice is the leading actress in the show Victorious, so they were thrilled! tickets for this concert were $34 each face value, but we found great seats through Stubhub for $11 which also included fair admission. typical fair admission is $10 for adults and $8 for kids, so, yeah....a deal!
our secret for keeping an antsy 7 year old little girl happy through a 2 hour concert? a giant lollie purchased for $1 at Walgreens. :)
i spent the majority of the concert mesmerized by the lighting and trying to distract myself with testing out the various settings on a new point and shoot camera.
and checking in on spidergirl who was still happy as a lark licking away at her lollipop and taking it all in. she sang along to almost every song.
after the concert, there was only one last thing they wanted to do........