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8/20/12

county fair


spending time at the county fair is the best way to start saying goodbye to the summer...it's the perfect mix of warm weather colors and air with a hearty mix of corn stalks and pumpkins wearing ribbons, pies and quilts set out for show...bits and pieces that all remind me of fall.
it's been a tradition of ours to take max to the fair right before school starts to get dusty and dirty and come home with all sorts of silly prizes and a sweet sticky face. and it was a hoot having phoebe along for the ride this year...plus 4 goldfish (2 max named joey) that managed to make it home with us...


tomorrow is our very last day of summer break.
we've got big plans to send it off in style...or at the very least break out the noise makers and get the school year started off right..

24 comments:

  1. This makes me so homesick. We missed our county fair where we grew up because we moved and I haven't heard of any up here. I'll have to look harder next year. That baby wrap looks awesome. I have a moby wrap, but my 7 week old likes to hang his head back and bob around. The moby doesn't really keep his head close to me which means I can't have both hands free. Keep taking these lovely pics because they definitely inspire me =)

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  2. My husband's name is Joey. Not Joe, not Joseph but Joey. (I check his birth certificate) and his beard is just as impressive as Matt's (Do people stop him all the time and ask about it?) So I approve of naming not one but two fish Joey!

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  3. Gorgeous, Katie. I grew up going to the fair at the end of every summer, and jonesing for it the rest of the year. Your photos really capture the essence of every county fair (and make it look so clean!). I'm ravenously curious how Max chose the two that would be named Joey... :)

    xxx, j

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  4. I always love your fair photos. AND, I love the way you celebrate back to school ;)

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  5. Happy times :)

    I hope your last day of summer break is a blast.

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  6. Looks like you all had a fabulous time!

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  7. You look so beautiful. You are glowing with happiness in every image of you and your two babies.

    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

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  8. i don't think we have fairs like this in australia, but it looks wonderful! and baby in a sling, so cute x

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  9. I can't believe that I didn't make it to a fair this summer! These photos are amazing.

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  10. I think I say this every time (and I probably say that I say this every time, every time) but your fair photos are always the best! Nobody captures a fair like you, Katie!

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  11. Oh I love all the colors in this! Great post!

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  12. i've said it again and again, but you seem like such a cool mom! here's to making the most of the last days of summer break :)

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  13. Beautiful pics, just how us brits imagine your American county fairs to be...I love your baby sling, I'm thinking of getting one. Is it easy to get on and off??? I tried to put it on in the shop and ended up looking a bit of a fool..!! xxxx

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  14. These pics make me think: has a year really gone by? I went to the fair last September, and yes, it has been a year. Whoa.

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  15. Beautiful photos! I've never been to such a cheery looking fair in the UK, but then to be fair it's usually raining...

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  16. gorgeous! makes me excited for our state fair--its just a mile from our house!

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  17. i love fairs! sadly i missed our town's fair this summer. it looks like the children enjoyed it as well!

    xo,
    kristyn

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  18. The bright colors in your beautiful photos just make me so happy. I absolutely adore the fairs and cannot wait til ours arrives in September.

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  19. Georgeous pictures, the colours,the light....

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  20. thanks for your comment, katie... i'll be thinking of you two in the middle of the night as well! but can i just say how impressed i am with you getting out and about with your little one? and consistently blogging?! hats off to you, lady. pretty pictures as always.

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  21. I love love love these pictures. I live in Belgium and people always get me jealous with those great county fairs, they're so dull and ugly over here in Belgium. This one again looks beautiful! :D

    love, Saar

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  22. this looks like the most fun fair ever. i wish our local fair was like this!
    xo,
    andrea

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