Yay for long weekends!!
Friday I ventured into St Paul to pick up my Monster Dash race packet and swag. I know, it’s super early, but one less thing for me to worry about on race day. Plus: I picked up some super cute non slip headbands. Like, for real non slip. They are UrbanHalo Headbands. I think I need one in every color. Also, my birthday is in two months. hint*hint
Then we went to dinner at Granite City. Yum. They had their White Ale on tap. I haven’t tried that one before. Man, it was really good! And the food is always good.
Saturday was [hopefully] the last hot hot day of the heat wave. We decided to head to Cascade Bay for some water fun times. Everyone else must have decided for one last hurrah at the water park, because it was busy! We still had a bunch of fun! We stayed in the water the whole time. Perfect way to spend a Saturday.
Sunday I mostly hung out with Avery. Jeremy spent most of the day changing the breaks on his car. Also, doesn’t it seem like September got here a little quicker than normal??
Monday was the day! The State Fair redemption trip! I had a less than ideal first go round. Monday was all I hoped it would be. THe temperature was a good 30-35 degrees cooler. And We were loving it! I pretty much Instagrammed (totally a word) our way through it. So if you follow me, then you have already seen these pictures!
These two were killing me with cuteness all day.
I really wanted to try the Mini Doughnut Beer. I made Jeremy stop there first. And there was a sign that said they wouldn’t be tapping the beer until noon. So I had roughly 3 hours to burn. Don’t judge, I told you I really wanted to try it! So we walked around a bit. Lost track of time and when we got back there was a mile long line for the beer. Not even noon. Lame. So I had to settle for this:
I chose the wrong flight. I only liked one of them. Monday was not to be a good beer day. Oh, well.
I got all the good foods. Red velvet funnel cake, fried pickles, 1919 root beer, cheese curds, wild rice burger, Sweet Martha’s Cookies.
Then we wanted to show Avery some of the animal barns. We went to the Miracle of Birth Barn first. So. Many. Baby. Animals! Cute overload in there. I didn’t get any pictures, I was holding Avery because it was so crowded. She saw some ducklings (and quacked at them), pet a bunny rabbit, baa-ed at some sheep, tried to climb in the pen with the baby cows, and was too scared to pet the piglets.
Since we saw all the animals, I didn’t see a point in wasting time going to all the other animal barns. So we didn’t. I am thinking this will be the only year for the rest of my life I will be able to skip them. 😛
We headed to the Grandstand for a bit of shopping. I saw this hat and had to buy it!
See? Cuteness that can not be contained.
Overall a great day!
Some housekeeping blog stuff:
Blogtember officially kicks off tomorrow! It’s going to be good. And I can’t wait! Check it out and link up!
Alyson (Starting Over at the Dirty Thirty) started the #capturingmymoments tag on Instagram. I love looking through them. And she really wants to get to 1000 photos with that tag by the end of the year. Do you think you could help her, friends? Plus go to her blog and take a peek at the pictures she highlights for August. You might recognize someone’s photo. [hint: it’s MINE!] I got a little rush seeing a photo I took on someone else’s blog.
Also, I realized that the other day I accidentally deleted a crap ton of pictures off the blog. Whoops. So if you should ever look at old posts: sorry. I still suck at blogging sometimes.
Hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend.