Wednesday, July 29, 2009

County Fair

Jeff, Jill, and I went to the Clermont County Fair last night with our friends, the Hoslers. It was so much fun! I haven't been to a county fair in years (since I lived in Indiana), and Jeff had never been to one. :) Jill seemed to enjoy the lights. She was actually tall enough for some of the rides, but since she couldn't walk or hold herself up haha she wasn't allowed. :) She is tall for her age right now, in the 90th percentile for height. I was going to ride the carousel with her, but both times we stopped at the carousel for the Hosler kids, she was asleep. So. Maybe next time, Jilly Bean! ;)

Jeff got a pretty good picture, as good as he could. Big Nick, little Nick, Lilly, and I are all in this picture. Good luck figuring out where. ;)

The Hoslers: Andrew, Big Nick, Sara, Lilly, Little Nick

The Colletts: Jeff, Jill, and Mimi

This ride (the one down there) was crazy. Before it started, the ride guy (who checks to make sure you're locked in) came over and suggested that we switch places, because I might squish Little Nick. I had my doubts that it would happen—surely I had enough control over my body to not squish the poor child, and I'm not that big! Well, then reasoning kicked in, and I figured he probably knows what he is talking about. So we switched. Well.

He knew what he was talking about.

Amazing force shoved us over to my side of the . . . boat/space ship thing. Little Nick was practically glued to my side. It might look like I am using my hand to hold my sunglasses on, but my hand is actually supporting my head, because my neck was having trouble doing its job. Yup. That strong. Crazy. I really want to go to Kings' Island now. I used to go there when I lived in Indiana, and it was so much fun. There's another place here too; well, two actually: Coney Island and The Beach Waterpark. I'll tell you what. If I had money, I would be having some serious fun. So come visit me, because you have money, and you can have serious fun. ;)

Little Nick and I in the front. Big Nick and Lilly in the back.
Disclaimer: Big Nick is big in age, not size. ;)


  1. LOL That is like the cutest post ever!! Wasn't that so much fun?? Thanks so much for coming with us!! And yes we should do many more things like the zoo, Kings Island, The Beach, Coney Island..... as soon as I get some money:)
    Thanks for taking pics of us. We got a family pic at Timp. Cave when we were in Utah but it didn't turn out well of every one like this one did. The last fam pic we have that actually turned out nice I think Andy was like Jill's age.

  2. P.S. The pic of that zero gravity ride looks really cool. And I picked you out, finally, after looking at it again. You are at the very right edge of the pic with Lilly, and big Nick was easy to spot cuz he is the tallest one with little Nick next to him:) I think I am going to put a post of this adventure too... after I charge the camera:)

  3. Meems that looks like it was so much fun! I wish we did stuff like that... although not right now, cuz I'd just want to sit on a bench the whole time!

  4. That looks like so much fun! ill is getting so big and so cute!

  5. Oh, we are totally going to have to go to King's Island together. Scotty and I really want to go this year anyway, because (with any luck) I'll be pregnant again next year and I won't be able to do the rides.

  6. So fun! If I was there, I'd TOTALLY go to theme parks with you! I'd like to go to King's Island, and I'm DYING to go to Cedar Point!

  7. Looks like you had a good time! My amusement park adventures growing up was Cedar Point....haven't been there in years. (Probably won't for quite a while yet...for good reason!) :)

  8. That looks like you had so much fun! I love county fairs--they're the best! I wish we'd made it to the one here, but then again, I usually buy stuff I don't need at things like that, so maybe it was a good thing after all. :P


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