Friday, November 2, 2012

Texas State Fair 2012

I was excited this year for Luke to meet Big Tex! I day dreamed about the day we would get to take Luke to the fair! When I was pregnant I would estimate how old Luke would be when we would take him. I romanticized in my head a picture of Fred and I holding Luke with Big Tex in the background...

And then what happens? The day before we decide to go to the fair... BIG TEX BURNS DOWN!!! Oh just my luck! Well our day at the fair was not ruined, it was actually pretty humorous being there the day after Big Tex passed. The news reporters were there, there was a memorial set up for Tex with flowers, people were sad, it was pretty absurd. But then we thought, I guess to these Texans the icon of Big Tex burning down would be the equivalent as if the Disneyland castle in California burnt down or if Mickey Mouse caught on fire from the fireworks shooting out of his fingers during a Fantasmic show! Tragic! I think that would make me cry! So then I had a little compassion afterwards as a shoved my face with fried green tomatoes!  Here is Luke posing as Big Tex where he once stood.

It was fun going with the Hilton's, they are great! We even combined our left over tickets to get a lemonade and drank it from the same straw, gross, but we're like fam! We also made a bet on how many compliments Luke was going to get on his hair, I think he ended up getting like 14! I'm glad we got to share Luke's first time there with them!

At one of the booths where they sell all the crap you don't need I convinced Fred to buy me a whisk! Yes a whisk... Out of all the cool useless stuff they sell I choose a whisk? I guess it was super cool at that moment, she sold us when she made froth out of milk in like 60 seconds tipped the cup upside down and the froth didn't fall out! Amazing right??? I think we got caught up in the moment and Selina and I walked away with our magic whisks at hand and even bought one for Fred's mom! Now Selina and I both agree they don't even work that great!

My favorite part of the day was riding the ferris wheel! Did you know its the tallest ferris wheel in the U.S.A! Everything is bigger in Texas, even Luke! Every year Fred and I have been on together we have to share the gondola with complete strangers but this year we didn't and got to go on with our faves! The Lord is great, blessed us with a beautiful view of a Texas sunset while we were high in the sky! The little one was sleeping and ended up waking up just in time to snag a picture of him!

With sore feet and hungry stomachs we ended the night at Deep Ellum to eat Cane Rosso! I've been on a Neapolitan style pizza kick for days since Pizzeria Testa opened so it was the perfect spot! Cane Rosso was featured in Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives with Guy Fieri so I was super excited to try it! It lived up to the hype! I had the Delia with fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes, spicy bacon marmalade and arugula, gahhh, my mouth is watering this very second! I need to go back! And when I say "I had.." I mean I ordered that pizza for myself! Oh and having Uncle Nick there paid off! We got a discount because he's a Dallas Firefighter! Luke also received the best compliment of the day by a group of ladies, they said "His hair says 'I'm a stud' his cheeks say 'I'm a baby!'" cracked me up! Luke sure is the babe magnet!

Well that was our super fun Luke's first Dallas day! Love all these memories we are making as a family, I'm one blessed mommy!

Papa Bear & Mama Bear
Staying cool in the shade!
Crepe Crazy! My fave!
Lukey waking up!
Dancing with mommy and crazy ladies in the background!
Tornado chasing car!
Foot massage!
Borden Cow
Drinking chocolate milk!
Lukeing around!
oh silly luke!
The Hilton's
Beautiful Dallas Sunset
Look above their heads!

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