Making Time.....My weekly diary as a full time working mother who always finds the time to be a once in awhile party goer, occasional night clubber, all around wine and Diner, swank cocktail party frequenter, and a lover of all things from the mid century.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
OC Fair and The Fab Four
Saturday we went to the fair. We had purchased tickets to see the Fab Four along with Jumpin Jack Flash ( Beatles and Stones tribute bands) The tickets were only 12.50 (nosebleed section) but it included entrance in the fair as well.
We were to be meeting up with our friends Josh and Vicki and their daughter Evie. Wish I took more pictures. We also met up with ally,Alex,Scott,Jess and Andy.
It was a hot sunny day..the first thing Parker wanted to do was go on the big giant slide
Don't burn your biscuits on that!!
We walked through the big carnival ..between the games and all the rides and music and people Ava was just looking around with this face of wonder.
She would not even respond to us nor could she just sit in her stroller she was in total amazement with all the big stuffed toys hanging from the games
Parker went on this log ride
then on this roller coaster with Gabe..Gabe is the only one with his hands in the air..I swear he is just like a kid.
I really wanted to win a stuffed animal for Ava so I sat down at the horse race game where you roll the balls into holes and they read either slow,fast,or fastest..anyway fortunately for me I won the first game I played (woo hoo no 20.00 dollar prize) Ava had her choice to choose a stuffed animal and she wanted this blue dragon. She adores it..she held on to it ALL DAY. When we sat and ate she had it with her,on the rides she wanted to take it with her,at the concert,everywhere..she even wanted to stroll it around in her stroller for a little while.
Of course we had to stop to indulge in some friend food. The kids wanted Hot dog on a stick so we stopped for a bit to eat. While they had that Gabe got us a bucket of Battered potatoes. So good but to tell you the truth it was very greasy and filled me up so I really didn't have much for the rest of the day except for a couple chocolate covered strawberries.
I loved it in the ranch dressing. We had a glass of white zin too..it was delish.
Ava made friends with this happy go lucky clown as we headed over to the bug exhibit for the kids
They had all kinds of things going on in their.
I think Ava liked these ants the best!
Hmm to get cotton candy or not???
Some of the fried anomalies this year at the fair..we were looking for the deep fried bacon covered cheese..thank goodness we are going back a few more times to the fair this year!
We went to meet up with my brother and his group at the front gate since I had their tickets to get in. We went and checked out the art. One day when I have a dining room set I so want the lights over the dining room table like this...I love this light set up!
art that moves..the wings of the bird flapped
The devil dances a jig
I really loved this piece. It is like a lost kid in the night who comes to a tree that is full of mysterious owls peering at her with their glowing eyes.
After the art exhibit My brother and his group left to do their own thing and Gabe and I headed to the Hanger for a bit to listen to some music and then walked to the front of the gate again to meet up with Josh and Vickie and Soon after Ally. We saw these creatures of the garden wandering about.
After some vodka ice tea lemonades and some wine all of us headed back to the carnival area again cause Josh wanted to play some games to win Evie an elephant cause she is really into Dumbo right now. Of course silly guys have to stop next to the cleavage..oh and by the way this is the more decent of the photos..the poses next to the cleavage got a little risque if you know what I mean...funny though.
Josh and Gabe and Parker back on the roller coaster
The guys!! Afterwards we went to the wine tasting area to have a tasting before our concert started. We met up with everyone that was going in and off to the concert we went.
The fab four was just as awesome as always. When they perform they take breaks to change into new outfits so when it would be time to move from meet the Beatles to SGT. Pepper then stones band would come out and play.
Tired baby but she was enjoying it. she got up and danced a lot.
They look alot like the Beatles too
Like look at this George Harrison guy..He looks JUST LIKE HIM!
STONES..the Mick Jagger kinda is good too
Scott and Gabe High five to a great concert!
When the concert was over we met back up with Josh and Vickie in the kiddie carnival area..we put Ava on some rides..she also went on this maze thing with the help of Parker
It took her awhile to slide down this slide. After the rides it was really super late and we were beat so we headed home.
I just love the oc fair. I am bummed though we didn't get to see more of the exhibits,farm animals,gardens..I guess we ill be going back most likely next week.
I will be there again for another concert this Sunday!