Monday, August 11, 2008

Alex+Derby+Rain= One Unhappy Kid!

I'm blogging, I'm blogging and it's only been two days, now that's good!!

I wanted to give a quick shout out thank you to Anna-Marie. When she was in town a few weeks she brought Alex a gift, sweet huh? Anyway it has become the hit toy at our house. Alex loves it in the bath but also outside of the bath. He loves when his Dad plays like the big fish is throwing up the little fish. Oh boy the things that makes boys laugh. It's a darling toy from Alex toys of all places. Thanks Anna-Marie!

I love this age because it seems like everything we do with Alex is considered a 1st for him. It's like Christmas everyday! Saturday Jason and I decided to head over to the SLC county fair. It would be Alex's first fair and first derby. I attempted an afternoon nap for Alex before we went but didn't have any luck ( this will matter later in the story). We had heard there was a chance of rain but it was barely sprinkling with clear skies to the west so we were too worried. I did talk finally into bringing a jacket which in the long run was good.

We got there at 6, got a close parking spot, tickets for the derby and saved us a spot with Jason's jacket. We then took Alex to the free petting zoo. He wasn't too thrilled, I am guessing it's because he had just had a 10 minute cat nap on the way and was still groggy. We walked around a bit looking at the booths, contest entries and animals oh and the people. It's amazing the type of people you can see at a fairground. We decided we better grab some dinner quick and head back to your seats so that no one could take them. We scarfed down dinner and headed back to the grandstands. Our seats were right were we left them.

We got seated and fed Alex some dinner. We were just finishing when out of no where we were hit with a downpour. Come to find out non- napping Alex isn't too found of the rain. He sobbed and scream uncontrollably. Luckily the nice people behind us saved the day by letting us sit under their blanket. I felt guilty as I had prejudged them by their looks (total WT) but they turned out to be very nice people. We spent the next 30 minutes or so trying to stay dry and keep Alex from crying anytime someone cheered. We considered leaving but after paying 12 bucks a ticket we were determined to stay. People around us were so nice offering their umbrellas and such. I felt like I bounded with strangers over the rain.

The derby finally started 40 minutes late with no rain. Sage a little girl sitting near us became my best buddy. She was so stinkin' cute!! She informed me that girls rule and boys suck. That is four but used to be three. That she has a little sister who cries sometimes. That I don't know where she lives but when I said probably Utah she informed me no she lives in Riverton. What a doll! Alex calmed down finally and actually enjoyed the derby. He liked pointing to the cars. It was a great show,the drivers were CRAZY!! It brought back memories of the Sanpete county fair and the derby nights watching the Cox boys compete. The night ended with a firework show and Alex made it to bed at 11:30 that night. Needless to say he was exhausted!! Thanks total strangers for saving the night for us and oh .... sorry for prejudging ya!


Nat said...

Yay! I'm so impressed with your blogging- I love reading your posts. :)

Mollie said...

Teaches you to judge people! LOL! So, after reading of your experience, I'm kind of glad I wasn't able to go:o)

Anna-Marie Still said...

Boy, there's a whole lot of blogging going on over here - geesh! you blink and look what happens! Way to go!

So glad Alex likes his new toy! Good thing I wasn't taking a sip of a drink when I read the part about Jason making the big fish throw up the little fish! That is too funny - I think I'll have to go get Ronan a set of these too!

Janea said...

You are always doing something. Sheesh! Don't you ever just stay home? LOL Looks like fun (but not in the rain)

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Emily said...

I love derby's but I don't dare going to one with kids. Looks like fun.