A couple of weekends ago, Keith really wanted to take the girls to the East Texas State Fair for the sole reason of watching the pig races. Carli is a bit infatuated with pigs right now. We think it stems from her stuffed pig that she got at the Build-A-Bear in Amarillo. The races were suppose to be in the morning which was perfect, before nap time and before the rides opened at noon. We had no intention of battling the rides and the crowds.
So we got to the fair and walked around a bit before heading over to the show. Carli was super excited to spot these really big hay bale pigs...
I'm not sure who was more disappointed, Keith or David, when the guy comes out of the "barn" and tells us the races are postponed until 1:30 so he could get a bigger crowd. We were pretty bummed. But the guy was kind enough to bring out one of the pigs so the girls could pet it.
The lack of pig races was quickly made right by the awesome petting zoo they had. They had the usual farm animals, but they also had a baby giraffe and a zebra!
Kids are so funny. Of the three girls, Kenzie is usually the one who is fearless and does whatever you ask her to do. But she was not in the least bit excited about touching the animals. She was quite content to look!
Word is that Yesterland Farms in Canton has pig races...we just might have to make a special trip!