it's that wonderful time of year again in iowa that everyone loves so dearly - state fair time!! Vicki, Christina, Christina & I couldn't pass up a night of eating fair food and some of the best people watching you'll ever encounter.
there she is in all her glory. the butter cow!
Christina N. gave us a tour of the 4 H building. She knows a lot about 4 H...and she's really proud of it. I totally made fun of it but I also secretly knew that if I had grown up a farm kid I would have been done it and been proud of it too.
if you're at the fair you can't pass up a ride on the giant slide.
warning: this might gross you out. we went to the baby animal barn to see the cute little sheep and calves and got a big surprise. A cow had just gone in to labor and we witnessed a baby calf be born. vicki almost threw up but i thought it was cool. little aunt jemima (that's what they named her) seemed to be struggling a little but we went back to check on her before we left and i think she was ok.
after that my iowa state fair experience felt complete.
for the record i did eat a corn dog, a diet coke, and a bag of fresh delicious donuts for dessert. i was also tempted by the fair square (giant rice krispie treat), a peppermint ice cream cookie thing, and chocolate covered tiramasu on a stick. mmmm....i'm hungry now....